The Faceboook post of a human rights activist admonishing against Chito Gascon, the CHR and Lacson for their hypocrisy has been making the rounds online.
Human rights activist Lourdes De Las Cagigas took to Facebook to unmask the duplicity of the controversial CHR head, the CHR and Senator Lacson in response to the brouhaha stirred by Congress for giving P1K budget to the CHR.
Ako ang harapin ni Gascon. I filed several complaints of illegal detention, warrantless arrests, no due process of detainees in BID Camp Bagong Diwa, detained only on the strength of an order & the signature of Delima. ( the BID & DOJ acted as judge, jury & executioner) Never was investigated! (innocents are still detained) I filed several complaints rights of women & children violated , for months I followed it up with Atty. TWYLA RUBIN of CHR, nothing happened!
So they do deserve the 1k budget . If Senator Lacson tries to overturn it, let me remind him that a wife of a detainee, illegally detained , whose rights & that of her children are continually violated when they have to undergo a STRIP SEARCH , mind you a strip search not a body search every time they visit their loved one went personally to appeal to him in his office, he did nothing, never even investigated…. ngayon sya pa ang magdedefend sa CHR… taengna nya! When the same woman’s minor child contracted meningitis & incurred a 3.2 m peso hospital bill & couldn’t pay because her husband is illegally detained again she appealed to the office of Sen. Lacson because the hospital was keeping him hostage & refused to release him without payment…. AGAIN HE DID NOTHING, CHR DID NOTHING.
I brought the case to PAO & within a week the child was released…..when the PNP raided the detention facility last 2016,
(did their christmas shopping) confiscated cash , cell phones, computers & other personal belongings of detainees (no contraband was found) again i filed a complain to the CHR, nothing, we appealed to media, nothing.
Only the warden at that time moved to secure the “confiscated” items back from the raiding team , he succeeded in getting back some of the items but not all & definitely no cash… & what did he get for being upright? The gratitude of the detainees & he was removed from his position as warden by Commissioner Morente!
Btw for the info of everyone, most , not all but a huge percentage of detainees of camp bagong diwa are crimeless, they are being detained for mere overstaying! We rave & rage as a nation when our ofws are detained or maltreated, or filipino tnt’s are being deported yet we allow our govt to detain, imprison for years innocents….
WHERE WAS/IS THE CHR? WHERE IS THE MEDIA? WHERE IS THE DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY? WHERE IS AGNES CALLAMARD, ÀI, UN & OTHER INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS? Taengna nyong lahat.
The post has since been shared by the likes of Atty. Darwin Canete, veteran and respected journalist Ira Panganiban, gathering hundreds, if not more than a thousand likes and shares on Facebook.