AI holds forum on anti-torture law in Pagadian City PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 July 2014 11:37

PAGADIAN CITY — The Amnesty International (AI)-Pagadian City group is holding a forum Friday on Anti-Torture Law in this city.

AI Assistant Regional Coordinator Antonio Bayamban said the forum is aimed to update the stakeholders about the Anti-Torture Law in this province.

Bayamban said the forum is also aimed to raise public awareness on Anti-Torture Law citing every person has inherent human rights that have to be recognized and respected.

He said the participants of the forum include personnel from the City Prosecutor’s Office, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), police, military and the members of the media.

Republic Act 9745 otherwise known as the Anti-Torture Act of 2009 was approved on November 10 2009.

Meanwhile, Bayamban said they welcome the decision of President Benigno Simeon Aquino, III to create a super body to investigate old and new cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and other grave human rights violations.