PRO 10 Adheres to the Rule of Law and the Respect for Human Rights and Dignity in the Implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao

The Police Regional Office 10 under the leadership of PCSUPT AGRIPINO G JAVIER, Regional Director adheres to the Rule of Law and the Respect for Human Rights and Dignity in the implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao declared by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

In the social media, the statement of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Deputy Director for Asia Phelim Kine dated May 26, 2017 said, “That Duterte’s Martial Law threatens to widen the Human Rights Abuses in Mindanao that could rival the murderous ‘Drug War’ in urban areas".

PRO 10 denies any form of human rights violation and  false reports pertaining to human rights abuses in the region as mentioned by the HRW watchdog.

The adherence of the rule of law and the Police Operational Procedure (POP) are implemented in all police operations like the conduct of checkpoints, patrol visibility and police community relations which are reminded and supervised to all personnel during the conduct of Police Information and Continuing Education (PICE) and during police operations briefing and debriefing.

The PRO 10 is closely coordinating with its counterpart from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in all police operations.

PRO 10 advised the community to cooperate and report any violation of law, and be security conscious and help our country for a lasting peace in Mindanao.