News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the latest Human Rights Watch statement

We stand by the statement we made on the possibility that some non-governmental organizations, instead of assisting the government fulfill its human rights obligations, have become unwitting tools of drug lords.

Such scenario, we reiterate, should not be discounted given the billion-peso losses of the drug lords.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) should therefore not feel alluded to, exaggerate and politicize the issue to get some media mileage and public attention.