Child-focused groups urge CHR to probe Grecil case
DAVAO CITY (Courtesy of MindaNews/07 April) – Child-focused groups here are urging the
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to “conduct an urgent investigation and act
on” the killing of a nine-year old girl during an encounter between government
forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) in New Bataan, Compostela Valley on
KABIBA Alliance for Children’s Concerns, an alliance of 51 child-based,
child-focused groups, and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) want the
CHR “to bring justice to the victim because we cannot let this to happen again
to our poor and disadvantaged children and their families.”
“We will also call the attention of other local and international rights-based
groups and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), through Dr.
Nicholas K. Alipui, UNICEF Country Representative, to respond on this
concern,” KABIBA and CRC said in a press statement dated April 7.
Also on April 7, the Luzon-based spokesperson of the Communist Party of the
Philippines (CPP) issued a press statement condemning the military for the
killing of Grecil. Click here for full story.