Karapatan grandstanding with false, malicious charges

01:34 AM September 14, 2016

THE KARAPATAN statement issued under the name of a certain Cristina Palabay and widely reported in media is a malicious accusation against the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Palabay is calling on President Duterte to investigate the alleged role of the military and the US government in the Davao bombing. Again, this is one more lie from the group’s “box of lies.”

I can’t really imagine how they create stories like this—a so-called “human rights group” choosing this time when families are grieving over the sudden, tragic deaths of loved ones, even as police authorities and government are doing their best to solve the case and identify the perpetrators. And here’s this group grandstanding for public attention.


Making malicious and false accusations is this group’s expertise. Its members and spokespersons always criticize but do nothing positive. In fact, they have not contributed anything to our country. They haven’t, can’t and won’t ever help or protect us against the enemies of the State. They select the people and cases to fight and seek justice for in their fight for alleged victims of perceived human rights abuses.

My only message to Palabay and to the group is to stop using the Davao bombing incident and its victims for their own benefit or to serve their political agenda. What happened last Sept. 2 was not a joke. Fourteen lives were lost and many more people were injured. Kindly stop making lies and falsely accusing others of heinous crimes or human rights violations to earn brownie points, in the guise that you have the people’s welfare at heart.


—EVA F. PASTOR, [email protected]

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