Filipino celebrities have often won the hearts of the people because of their stints on TV which the masses enjoy, but they also make their own statements on political issues which Filipinos weigh against them.
In the case of comedienne Beverly Salviejo, she shamed the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and rightly believed that they deserve their Php 1000 budget allocation because of their failure to act on human rights abuses and pursuing personal interests under the leadership of Chito Gascon.
In her full post on Facebook, Salviejo said that the office had always been biased because they were mum on the issues of the farmers in Hacienda Luisita. However, they had been very vocal about President Rodrigo Duterte’s leadership and illegal drug war campaign.
The comedienne was eventually rebutted by a netizen named Jayson Bernard Santos who said that Salviejo’s information were incomplete. CHR investigated the Luisita Massacre years ago.
In his full post on Facebook, Santos said,
Fact-checking comedienne Beverly Salviejo’s hysterical claims:
Claim: “IN THE PAST, THEY DID NOT SQUEAK A BIT WHEN THE FARMERS (i repeat, farmers) WERE MASSACRED IN THE RALLY AT MENDIOLA BY THE CORY ADMINISTRATION ….
FACT: The Commission on Human Rights or CHR was formed on May 1987. Mendiola Massacre happened in January 1987, four months before its existence.
Claim: “THEY DID NOT PROTEST WHEN THE FARMERS (again, farmers), WERE KILLED AND MASSACRED IN HACIENDA LUISITA….
FACT: Wrong. “The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) led by Commissioner Atty. Norberto dela Cruz and Region III Director Atty. Jasmin Navarro Regino confirmed various reports of grave rights violations in Hacienda Luisita during its field investigation held yesterday, April 29.” Complete link: https://luisitawatch.wordpress.com/…/ph-human-rights-commi…/
Claim: “THEY DID NOT SHOUT AND RAISE THEIR VOICES WHEN IN KIDAPAWAN, THE HUNGRY FARMERS (yes, farmers again) MARCHED TO DEMAND FOR RICE BUT WERE MET WITH GUNFIRE WITH SOME KILLED, and WOMEN AND THE ELDERLY JAILED…
FACT: Wrong. CHR released a report probing the bloody incident. Here’s a link to that report: http://www.gmanetwork.com/…/chr-confirms-disturbing-…/story/
Claim: “BUT NOW DURING PRRD’s WATCH, THEY HOWL AND PROTEST WHEN CRIMINALS ARE KILLED IN POLICE OPERATIONS!!!!“CRIMINALS HAVE MORE HUMAN RIGHTS THAN FARMERS???!!!!”
FACT: Within the given mandates, CHR has been doing its duties, including events which transpired under former presidents. There are records available.
Guys, ‘wag puro satsat. Hindi iyan nadadaan sa intense na puro ALL CAPS.
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