Updated May 26, 2017 – In Manila, the phone rings and a women in a shaky voice speaks haltingly asking, ‘can you help me, po’. The RINJ Foundation worker responds with a “yes” and a flood of words begins from the caller.
- Someone has been killed.
- A child has been raped.
- Following the murder of a breadwinner, the family is homeless.
Every day the phones ring constantly. Helping is rewarding but hearing the pain is saddening. People in the Philippines live in terror.
In the Philippines,
- lies figure, and
- figures lie.
A very corrupt government fights to keep the people distracted from government officials’ kleptocracy. Despite Duterte’s constant speeches encouraging ordinary civilians to murder drug users, government officials here say that there are no State-sponsored killings. At the same time on TV the Philippines President is saying “kill them!”
Even the president, (Rodrigo Duterte) grows richer by the day.
UN Human Rights Review of Philippines Dismal
On Monday, 8 May, while we were taking care of the poor, the weak and the ill in the Philippines, a horde of Duterte’s politicians were in Geneva justifying why they have no rights and should be killed. To the entire world these fools, in bellicose fashion, thinking their audience very stupid, smeared gobs of lipstick on the ugly pig.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN office in Geneva is where Duterte agent Alan Peter Cayetano said nobody died at the State’s instructions. This is the kind of lie that commonly comes from the mouths of politicians in Manila: blatant.
Cayetano lied emphatically and was very belligerent in his speech to the UN Human Rights group. His strategy was based on condemning the media (whose members are often slaughtered in the Philippines) and declaring that what is happening on the streets of Manila and in the provinces of the Philippines is a set of alternate facts. Sad. These Duterte *junta-men have no conscience nor moral compass to reflect on the more than ten thousand poor people who were gunned down without fair hearing or even a good reason.
- “Junta” See: Philippines Duterte Impeachment. Here’s Why?
These junta-men men above who are accused before the International Criminal Court (ICC) of crimes against humanity are passing laws to:
- Bring Back The Death Penalty (Duterte says he will kill 40 per day.)
- Lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9-years-old.
- They want to hang children as a way of cleaning the million street-kids out of Manila and other Philippines’ cities.
Being poor was the sin of the deceased. They are now among the “alternate fact dead” says Cayetano.
Most countries of the nearly 50 participating in the UN human rights review of the Philippines are aghast at what is happening to the Philippines.
“End extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, illegal arrests and detention, torture and harassment.”
The four countries that endorsed the slaughter of the poor, the weak, and the ill in the Philippines are notable by their own horrific record on human rights:
The countries that disapprove of Duterte’s Extra Judicial Killings (EJK) are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Zambia.
Japan and Canada stood out superlatively.
Tokyo urged Manila to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance and to promote legislation conforming to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Japan added it expects Philippine accountability in its anti-drug campaign.
Ottawa succinctly demanded an end to extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, illegal arrests and detention, torture and harassment.
It seems odd that the United States made the list of opponents because US President Trump has applauded Duterte’s work killing drug users and invited the thug to the White House for pleasantries.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has been urging US President Donald Trump to convey to President Duterte a “deep sense of alarm” over the human rights situation in the Philippines. Instead the US President has allegedly been congratulating and supporting Duterte’s murdering spree since he first contacted Trump following Trump’s inauguration.
According to Duterte in the media, Trump has been patting his back.
The US politicians and diplomats need to communicate among each other. They are not on the same page as the White House. According to the polls, fewer people in all history are in tune with the white house [sic intended] so recently past the first 100 days of a new administration. Whatever happened to America that once championed the colour of righteousness?
Maybe Trump thinks about a killing spree using Duterte’s ideas to get rid of Democrats.
How would you feel if in your country you watched maybe 10 times your president telling you to kill your neighbor or your kids if they used drugs. Read: Trump illegally invites EJ-Killer Duterte to USA. How would you feel if your president invited our killer president over for tea to discuss implementing ours’ ideas. Trump did that. Don’t you Americans dare call us a banana republic, living in glass houses and all that.
The Rein of Fear Makes Filipinos Sad.
If the denials of the Duterte junta politicians defending the Duterte in Geneva are to be believed, Filipinos are the happiest people on the planet.
People are not happy.
People are afraid.
We live in a reign of terror under a confessed murderer, diagnosed psychopath, who thrives on extrajudicial killings, including political killings, enforced disappearances, illegal arrests and detention, torture and harassment. He and many of his cabinet and other government officials are guilty of those crimes.
It is very sad.
The President authorized on CNN Philippines (another Duterte supporter) the extra judicial killings and women who turn down men’s sex advances are being gunned down with impunity. A quick phone call reports them as drug users and their death is assured by people Duterte pays for each murder. Just a phone call and you are dead.
In the alternative, the angry man kills her himself and tapes her up with a sign that says “drug pusher”. Impunity for murder is what Duterte has given the men of the Philippines.
Political enemies or outspoken individuals against the government might be reported as drug users in a few minutes by the Duterte supporter that overheard their words. That night they will be dead.
There are better ways to tell people not to use drugs. Education is a big part of the solution. It should not be #BawalAngDroga or Pres. Duterte kills you.
Substance abuse is a serious health problem that can be treated. In the Philippines it is the vulnerable poor who drug dealers, many of whom are police officers and other government officials, prey upon.
Their victims become addicted to amphetamine at a lightning fast rate. These new users become slaves to their supply masters. Human slavery in the Philippines is a norm that people are so accustomed to that no one speaks of it. It’s a bigger problem than drugs which are a tool in controlling people. It’s like rape, child exploitation and sex slavery of children: so common it is unnoticed.
Bring this red-herring topic of a drug problem up in a coffee shop or eatery and the people overhearing will not just leave in fear they will rush out the door. Maybe one is going to report you.
Lies told in Geneva and the figures that themselves are lies don’t change the sadness happening on the streets of Manila and the provinces of the Philippines.
If the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva wants to know what things are like in the Philippines, they should come to the country. Don’t be escorted by Duterte junta spin doctors.
- The Actual Congress of the Philippines Impeachment Document
- If you are Poor in the Philippines You Are Killed – Amnesty International
- Philippines A Pariah in the 2016-2017 Report of Amnesty International
- Human Rights Watch – License To Kill
- Human Rights In The Philippines Ransacked by Duterte Junta
- PH Justice Minister OK’s Murder of a Class of People
- Do you have spare food? Filipinos are Starving.
- Interview with a RINJ Humanitarian Worker
- Press Release: RINJ Foundation Anounces #BawalAngDroga Project for Filipinos
- #BawalAngDroga or Pres. Duterte kills you.
- Philippines Fascist Duterte Targets Children of 9 for Death
- Death Penalty for Rape = Rapists will Kill Victim. Death Penalty Vulgar in Any Case.
- Sex-Offending Philippines Catholic Priests Warned
- Red Lines on #GlobalValues
- Sexual Harassment of Women in the Philippines promoted by Duterte Fans
- Duterte Manipulates Congress: Hang 9 Yr-Old Kids
- Duterte Goes After Poor Kids – Death Penalty for 9-Year-Olds
- Duterte Supports Reproductive Rights of Filipinos
- RINJ Calls For Philippino President Duterte’s Resignation pending indictment for Systematic State-Sponsored Murder
- Largest Global Woman’s Group sees Fierce 2017 Fight for Safety of Woman & Kids
- Safety of Women & Children Jeopardized By Duterte Decision to Bury Marcos a Hero
- RINJ Foundation Urgent warning to Women of the Philippines
- RINJ Continues to Warn Filipino Girls in National Emergency
- Fear Spreads in Philippines as Women on Drug List Raped, Kids Killed