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IBP calls on gov’t to solve spate of violence

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday (Aug. 27) called on the government to solve the spate of violence and killings in the country.

Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“The abuse, impunity, frustrations, desperation, aspirations, or hopelessness underlying the continuing violence in our country must be firmly and effectively addressed by government and society as a whole,” IBP President Domingo Egon Cayosa said in a statement.

Cayosa also called “for unity and cooperation among all those who work in the law enforcement and justice sectors to make the perpetrators accountable SOONER than later.”

“Delayed, selective, unequal, or twisted justice erodes the rule of law which should be a deterrent to the violence that diminishes all of us,” he pointed out.

“Let us help end the killings and violence with justice BILIS not justice tiis (fast and not delayed justice),” he added.

Recently, twin suicide bombings took place in Jolo, Sulu last Monday, Aug. 24, which resulted in at least 15 deaths and scores of individuals getting hurt.

Prior this, human rights activists Randall “Randy” Echanis and Zara Alvarez were brutally killed by still unidentified perpetrators.

“As the sentinel of the Rule of Law, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines condemns suicide bombings that kill and injure innocent persons, ambushes of military and police units, assassinations, tortures/extrajudicial killings of activists or suspects, and all forms of violence inflicted by anyone without due process and beyond legal norms,” Cayosa declared.

“We pray for the victims and we condole with their families,” he added.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/08/27/ibp-calls-on-govt-to-solve-spate-of-violence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ibp-calls-on-govt-to-solve-spate-of-violence)

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