Melo Commission Report: Presentation of Witnesses/Resource Persons

Feb. 23, 2007

D. Information from the Commission on Human Rights

On October 3, 2006, Chairperson Purificacion Quisumbing of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) appeared as a resource person and invited members of the Commission to the CHR and to look at their statistics. Initially, she verbalized her displeasure with the subpoena issued to the CHR. While she recognized the creation of the Commission by the President, she however, gave two propositions, viz: (1) for the Commission to send its researchers as their records are open, and (2) have a dialogue on mutual concerns, as a matter of courtesy. Chairman Melo excused the CHR Chairperson as she had no personal knowledge or information of the facts which the Commission was interested in looking into, but directed the General Counsel to coordinate with the CHR to secure the said necessary information from the latters records.

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