Ermita as head of UNHRC delegation a vicious attack on victims of human rights violations

Ermita as Head of GRP HR Committee a vicious insult and attack
against victims of human rights violations and their families

NDFP Monitoring Committee

The Chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Monitoring Committee Fidel V. Agcaoili today expressed outrage over the appointment of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as head of the GRP 44-team delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on April 11.

“Ermita’s appointment as delegation head speaks volumes about the GRP's contempt for the Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights Council as well as the desperation of the GRP in trying to cover-up its bloody human rights record. The rascal is a notorious human rights violator and a psy-war expert. The GRP intends to bamboozle the UNHRC utilizing Ermita’s notorious psywar expertise, and all efforts must be made to expose this,” he said.

Ermita as Head of GRP HR Committee a vicious insult and attack
against victims of human rights violations and their families

NDFP Monitoring Committee

The Chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Monitoring Committee Fidel V. Agcaoili today expressed outrage over the appointment of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as head of the GRP 44-team delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on April 11.

Agcaoili said that Ermita’s record as the US pointguard and the GRP’s mastermind orchestrating the gross and systematic campaign of human rights violations and political repression is a vicious insult and attack against the victims of human rights violations and their families.

“Ermita’s appointment as delegation head speaks volumes about the GRP's contempt for the Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights Council as well as the desperation of the GRP in trying to cover-up its bloody human rights record. The rascal is a notorious human rights violator and a psy-war expert. The GRP intends to bamboozle the UNHRC utilizing Ermita’s notorious psywar expertise, and all efforts must be made to expose this,” he said.

“What business does a notorious human rights violator, the chief butcher of Arroyo, have speaking on human rights and to the UNHRC no less? His upcoming report to the UNHRC can only consist of lies regarding how the killings have stopped through the government’s supposed efforts. The fact is that the Arroyo regime has temporarily reduced the killings because of the people's outrage all over the world. It is clear that no military, police officer or killer asset of the regime has been convicted for any of the killings.”

Agcaoili pointed out that being the chairman of the Anti-Terrorist Council of the Macapagal-Arroyo regime, Ermita stands only next to the bogus president as the one most responsible for implementing Oplan Bantay Laya I and II.

“He is also chairman of the Presidential Human Rights Committee which has done nothing but white-wash the atrocities of the regime. He heads the Internal Security Cluster of the Cabinet, the head of the Presidential Anti-Terrorism Task Force. His past is as checkered as his current career: he was with the Philippine Civil Action Group in Vietnam, coordinating with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in implementing Operation Phoenix.

“He was also head of civil-military relations during the time of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and became deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the AFP during the Aquino regime. This was a period when lawyers and congressional candidates of Partido ng Bayan were assassinated in the same pattern as the extrajudicial killings are being carried out today. He is the original organizer of hooded motorcycle-riding murderers who victimize legal activists,” he asserted.

Agcaoili said that Ermita’s appointment as delegation head exposes the cruel and callous character of the Arroyo regime. “This is a grave insult and attack against the victims and their families. Ermita’s mission to the UPR is clear: as head butcher of the Arroyo regime, he will deny the regime’s command responsibility and direct criminal culpability for the extrajudicial killings and lobby for the Philippines’ continued inclusion in the UNCHR. His appointment as head of the GRP delegation to the UPR makes a complete mockery of the process of the review,” he concluded.

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