TAÑADA ENCOURAGES TRIBESMEN’S TEST ANTI-TORTURE LAW

Office of Rep. Lorenzo R. Tañada III
Chairperson, Committee on Human Rights
Northwing 409, House of Representatives, Quezon City
telefax: 9316478 or 9315001 loc. 7368
email:erin_tanada@yahoo.com

News Release- 3 January 2010
References: Erin – 09193688555
Media officer: Laurice Ramos- 09228433311

TAÑADA ENCOURAGES TRIBESMEN’S TEST ANTI-TORTURE LAW

House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights Chair Lorenzo “Erin” R. Tañada III (LP, 4th District, Quezon) strongly encouraged the four members of the Dumagat tribe in Aurora province as they expressed their intent to file a torture case against the soldiers of the 48th Infantry Battalion based in Dingalan, Aurora.

“Indeed, this will be a test case for Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009 which was signed into law last 10 November 2009. I thank Fr. Pete Montallana OFM, of the Diocese of Infanta and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates for being there for the four Dumagats. I likewise call on the Commission on Human Rights to assist them with regard to the case that they will be filing,” Tañada said.

He further added that his Committee will exercise its oversight functions to closely monitor the effectiveness of the Anti-Torture Law.

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