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Members of  civil society organizations in conflict-affected areas in North Cotabato in Mindanao participated in  a study session on torture documentation and reporting organized by the Balay Rehabilitation Center on July 27, 2016.

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A ranking military officer was arrested five years after he was implicated in the torture of a baker in Basilan in 2011. The police served the warrant of arrest against Capt.  Sherwin William Guidangen in Maysilo Circle, Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City on March 8, 2016.  He was charged for violating the Anti-Torture Act as well as for Maltreatment of Prisoner- an offense   punishable under the Revised Penal  Code.

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The United against Torture Coalition has expressed support to the policy of president-elect  Rodrigo Duterte to rid the ranks of the Philippine National Police  of corruption and to severe all  alleged  links of law enforcers with criminal groups in effectively  fulfilling their  mission to protect the rights and security of the public.

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GINAPALADTAKA Spaces for Peace and Children as Zones of Peace

ginapaladtakaThe video is about the declaration of the Spaces for Peace and Children as Zones of Peace in the 7 barangays of Pikit known as GiNaPaLaDTaKa (an acronym for the seven conflict affected areas who experienced the ravages of war). A momentous event, the presentation tells how it is being conceived, the series of activities conducted prior to the declaration and the effort of the local communities to declare their communities and their children as Space and Zones of Peace as their contribution to the greater concern for Peace. 2005. Imagic Productions. 16 minutes and 20 seconds.