Human rights raps filed against 24 cops

CHR: Policemen turned Parañaque into war zone

MANILA, Philippines – Lilian De Vera, widow of one of the victims, left home in Pangasinan at 4 a.m. Monday for the three-hour trip to Manila to listen to the announcement by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of its findings at a press conference.

The trip was worth it, De Vera said, because she was able to find help from the CHR in pursuing the multiple-murder case she had filed against more than 50 police personnel, including ranking officers, in the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The CHR has found that police operatives committed multiple human rights violations in a shoot-out with alleged robbers in Parañaque more than a year ago that left six civilians, including Lilian’s husband, a returning overseas Filipino worker, and their 7-year-old daughter dead.

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