Wednesday, 20 July 2011 12:46
The leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is directing its members to observe humanitarian rights strictly.
With the latest campaign of the organization, the “zero tolerance” advocacy on human rights violence, the AFP is making a progress.
In a report recently released on media by Colonel Domingo J Tutaan Jr, PA (GSC), Chief AFP Human Rights Office stated “respect for human rights is now in the ‘forefront’ in the AFP policy.”
This is one of the distinct changes that AFP is undertaking reform program, said Lieutenant Colonel Gamal Hayudini, Group Commander of the 4th Civil Relations Group, Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines. Military actions against lawless elements continue, but observing human rights is a challenge to every Filipino soldier.
The commitment of the AFP to the nation comes with the sense of responsibility and obligation to every duty they carry out, he said.
Maintaining a just and peaceful environment for the people and the country is the duty of the AFP, Hayudini added.
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