By ALDWIN QUITASOL
BAGUIO CITY — The Episcopal Church submitted a testimony to the committee on appropriations, Sub-Committee on State, Foreign Operations of the house of representative of the United States of America asking for an inquiry on the human rights abuses in the Philippines.
The testimony of Rev. Canon Brian Grieves the Episcopal Church’s senior director for Mission Centers, and Alexander D. Baumgarten, international policy analyst in the church’s government relations office submitted the five-page testimony dated March 18, regarding the human rights situation here in the Philippines and the U.S. military assistance to the Philippines.
The Church’s testimony also aired the urgent concern on the continuing widespread human rights abuses in the Philippines, where extra-judicial killings (EJKs) and enforced disappearances (EDs) are a common occurance under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency. Read the rest of this entry →