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January 20, 2024

MANILA CITY -- The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) warmly welcomes Ms. Irene Khan, the United Nations Special Rapporteur, who is scheduled to visit the Philippines from January 22 to February 02, 2024. This visit provides an excellent opportunity for NTF-ELCAC and other government agencies to engage with the Special Rapporteur and highlight the government's efforts in protecting and promoting the rights of every human being in the country.

The NTF-ELCAC which advocates the whole-of-nation approach to attain lasting peace is committed to upholding the rule of law and strongly condemns all forms of abuse or violence against women and children. The National Task Force is also dedicated to transparency and responsible communications focusing mainly in disseminating accurate and reliable information, countering false narratives, and combating disinformation to protect the Filipino people from the threats of terrorism and violent extremism.

We are looking forward to a constructive dialogue and collaboration with the Special Rapporteur and her team. With this visit, we aim to foster an environment where diverse viewpoints can coexist while upholding the principles of truth, respect for human rights, and ethical journalism.

USec Ernesto C Torres Jr

Executive Director, NS, NTF-ELCAC


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