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“Macho-fascism”, under-reported form of sex abuse by cops, says editors guild


MANILA – The college editors’ group describes the incident about a policeman raping a girl in exchange for clearing her father in a drug list as a form of “macho-fascism”.

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) reacted sharply to a report about a policeman suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl in exchange of clearing her father in the drug list, a report confronted by NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazer on Monday.

According to CEGP, while Eleazar was lashing out on the policeman-suspect, he then confessed, “sir, hindi na po bago sa’ting mga operatiba ‘yung gano’n kapag may nahuhuli po tayong drug pusher,” referring to the act of rape.

Jose Mari Callueng, CEGP president, said in response that “macho-fascism” might have been worn like a badge which the Duterte administration has enabled.

“It is utterly disgusting and irresponsible that macho-fascism is seemingly flaunted like their badge, warranted and inspired by the administration itself,” he said.

Since being elected into the top government post, President Rodrigo Duterte launched Oplan Tokhang, his major anti-drug operation, which critics and kin of victims lambasted for the alleged spate of extra-judicial killings.

CEGP has condemned the apparent animal-like treatment to victims of the drug war.

“Not only were the so-called nanlaban are being killed. Their families can also get raped and treated like animals devoid of due process,” Callueng said.

“Why does the PNP wonder so much of their tainted image when this is the reality that it manifests before the victims?,” Callueng added.

He called for justice to all victims of the anti-drug war and hold President Duterte accountable to crimes relating to it.

“Now more than ever, we should press on our calls to seek justice to all the drug war victims of this murderous regime, and hold the president accountable to all crimes his administration committed against the people.”

The CEGP president also urges independent agencies, like the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to probe on possible rape crimes done in the conduct of Oplan Tokhang.

“I hope that independent bodies should investigate on other rape crimes possibly committed in the line of duty of our uniformed men. The CHR might inquire on this, as well other rights group,” he said. [BicolToday.com]

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