The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) condemned on Thursday, July 18, the rape and murder of a one year-old boy in Barangay San Antonio, Makati and a five year old girl in Barangay San Miguel, Calumpit, Bulacan,
“The ruthless act done to both victims has no place in our society. Sexual and violent attacks towards the innocent is a blatant desecration to human life and dignity,” the CHR said in a statement.
CHR promised to investigate the rape-slay case of a five-year old girl in Bulacan. The agency explained that this is in line with their mandate of extending special attention to the plight of children as a vulnerable sector.
The commission said that they seek to speed up the access of the victim’s family to justice and ensuring appropriate penalties for the crime committed.
CHR added that similar actions will be carried out for the case of the murdered 1-year-old boy in Makati. The agency said that they will closely monitor the case and ensure that the perpetrator will be persecuted to the full extent of the law.
“The recent rape-slay cases involving children victims just prove that sexual violence has no face. As a nation, we must combine all efforts in safeguarding the lives of the innocent and the most vulnerable,” CHR said.
The agency promised to continue working hand in hand with the government in creating a safe society for the public.