Gov’t troops to take refresher training on human rights
By Joey A. Gabieta
First Posted 07:36:00 07/26/2010
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar—General Ricardo David on Saturday said that soldiers would undergo a refresher training on human rights as part of a campaign against the communist insurgency.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff, during a visit at the Army’s 8th Infantry Division camp here, also said the military was not setting a deadline on eliminating the insurgency.
David said that while President Benigno Aquino II was open to the resumption of peace talks with communist leaders, it would not mean that the anti-insurgency campaign would be halted.
“Our focus is military operations to defeat the enemies,” he said. At the same time, he said that “our soldiers will be concentrating on their training on the observance of human rights.”