AFP to uphold rights, vows no martial law abuses

With concerns raised over possible military abuses, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to uphold human rights as martial law is extended for a year in Mindanao.

Chief of Staff, AFP Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero said the military’s Human Rights Office will actively monitor the activities of AFP troops, and violators will be held accountable.

He gave assurance that human rights complaints would be entertained and acted upon.

“We have our mechanism to check on the discipline and misconduct of our soldiers to make sure that they are accountable and they are answerable for their misdeeds,” – Gen. Guerrero.

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