References: Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos, secretary general, KMP
Carl Anthony Ala, public information officer
The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) chided Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo anew for not formally inviting the United Nations Human Rights Council and its special rapporteurs into the country weeks after she said to international media that she already invited the independent international bodies.
According to Danilo “Ka Daning” Ramos, secretary general of KMP, who has just recently returned from Geneva, after filing formal complaints against Gloria, “all that she said in Europe was just for public consumption and purely for media purposes. She has no serious intention of formally inviting the UNHRC here or let alone solve the political killings,”
“If indeed she is serious at her offer then she could have formally invited the UNHRC, Amnesty International (AI) and the European Union team right there and then. But weeks have already passed and she has done nothing. She has even ignored the memo issued by AI for a truly credible and independent inquiry commission. As it is the Melo Commission still is a rubberstamp commission of Gloria, designed for a whitewash of the extrajudicial killings cases,” added Ramos.
“I have talked to the UN Special Rapporteur to Right to Food Mr. Jean Zeigler, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders Ms.Hina Jilani and as well as the Team leader of the Petition Unit of the UNHRC High Commissioner on Human Rights Marcus Schmidt and their saying that unless Gloria makes a formal invitation to them then they cannot go to the Philippines on official inquiry business, but the longer she puts this off or if she never formally invites us then her credibility herself would be terribly eroded in the international community,” ended Ramos.