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Hontiveros hits ‘disturbing sample’ on faculties’ therapy after Cebu police raid

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Christian Deiparine (Philstar.com) – February 16, 2021 – 9:41pm

MANILA, Philippines — A senator on Tuesday flagged what she described as a “disturbing sample” of authorities’ therapy on faculties after Monday’s incident of police claiming “rescue” of kids in a Lumad bakwit college in Cebu.

Cops and social welfare workers forcibly took some 19 youngsters which they stated have been being indoctrinated to hitch the communist motion on the College of San Carlos in Talamban.

The incident, which was caught on video, has since been condemned by teams who denounced the arrest of the Lumads.

Over ANC’s “Headstart,” Sen. Risa Hontiveros known as for a probe by the human rights fee over the raid and agreed that it was not a primary which concerned college students or faculties.

“It is a tone that is getting louder and it appears to be getting much more aggressive or violent,” she stated. “It might be a part of a disgusting sample that’s rising in our society.”

Over the course of the pandemic, there had been situations of authorities clashing with college students.

This contains the arrest of seven people who have been at an anti-terror invoice protest in College of the Philippines in Cebu, in addition to the abrogration of UP’s 1989 accord with the protection division.

“Kaya kailangan hindi tayo mapagod na ulit-ulitin ‘yung usapan ng human rights, civil liberties together with educational freedom,” Hontiveros stated. “Hear all of the voices which are talking up earlier than it is too late.”

(We should always by no means develop bored with repeating conversations on human rights, civil liberties and educational freedom.)

Lawyer Jacqueline de Guia, a spokesperson for the CHR, stated they’ve despatched a crew too to have a look at the incident. It has, nevertheless, but to take a place “given the totally different claims” on it, with their curiosity “to pin down the reality and sit up for the cooperation of all events.”

Earlier Tuesday, an officer of Cebu’s social welfare providers disputed the police’s declare that the operation was a rescue.

The kids have been solely being taught to learn and write on the retreat home inside USC and nothing extra, opposite to what cops alleged, stated Annie Suico to Philstar.com.

“[They] by no means stated that to us. Nothing about coaching to be little one warriors,” she stated. “We interviewed all the youngsters. They stated nothing about being indoctrinated.”

Additional disproving the police’s takewas the Catholic spiritual order Society of the Divine Phrase, who stated the Lumads needn’t be rescued as they have been set to return to their respective provinces anyway. — with reviews from Franco Luna

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