Statement of the Commission on Human Rights condemning the attack against safety officers in Quezon City

Statement of the Commission on Human Rights condemning the attack against safety officers in Quezon City

⚠️Trigger warning: Killing, violence, harm⚠️

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expresses its deep concern over an attack against barangay safety officers and a policeman in Barangay Payatas-A, Quezon City on 10 April 2024.

According to reports, a man went on a stabbing spree, killing a barangay safety officer and injuring two other safety officers, including a police officer. The victims confronted the suspect after reports of unruly behavior in the area.

The Commission condemns this reprehensible act committed against our dedicated safety officers, who work tirelessly to preserve law and order and ensure the safety of our communities. Such actions jeopardize not only the safety and well-being of those who serve, but also the overall peace and security of the community.

We remind everyone to adhere to the principles of human rights articulated in the Philippine 1987 Constitution, which states that every individual has the right to life, liberty, and security without discrimination of any kind. Our law enforcement officers, like all citizens, deserve to carry out their duties without fear of violence or harm.

We are one with the government, particularly the relevant agencies, in swiftly administering this case and holding the perpetrator accountable. Let us work together to build a community that values the rights and dignity of all. ###