Armed Force of the Philippines shows full support in protecting human rights as National Human Rights Consciousness Week starts December 4.
AFP 7th Civil Relations Group commander Major Emmanuel Garcia says, “The AFP fully supports and cooperates with every government agencies especially the Department of Social Welfare and Development in protecting children particularly those involved in cases of children caught in armed conflict.”
In basic military training, AFP incorporates Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Comprehensive Agreement on Respect to Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Role of Law.
“The AFP also conducts investigations so that individuals who are guilty of any offense against the people, particularly those involved in tarnishing the image of the AFP will be punished in accordance with our laws. In doing so, we as one people must be circumspect in dealing with the problem and not let the whole organization and the greater number of people suffer because of the mistakes of the few,” Major Garcia said.