The Daily Manila Shimbun


Roque says Duterte not a human rights violator

October 29, 2017

Incoming Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte is not a human rights violator.

In a radio interview, Roque said Duterte's policy was clear against extrajudicial killings.

"So for me, I don't have a problem because it's very clear that our President can't be a human rights violator because of him being a lawyer and a fiscal, and he knows that when policemen killed without a reason, that's murder," he added.

Roque,a human rights advocate, revealed that some of his colleagues in the human rights movement advised him not to acce