MANILA, Philippines--They may be unable to read or write, but with the help of a local parish priest, four members of the Dumagat tribe in Aurora province will put to the test the newly-passed Anti-Torture Law when they file charges against soldiers who allegedly tortured them on suspicion they were communists.
“We intend to pursue the case and ask the CHR (Commission on Human Rights) for help in seeking a writ of amparo for them and in investigating the case. I want these violations against the Dumagats stopped. Soldiers should know that they are also people with dignity like them,” Fr. Pete Montallana OFM, of the Diocese of Infanta, said in a press conference.to read more:
Tribesmen to test antitorture law
Posted 00:55am (Mla time) (Mla time)
By Nikko Dizon
Philippine Daily Inquirer