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Justice, not whitewash, for victims of violence against women- Maza
Press Release Posted on October 22nd, 2009.
REP. LIZA LARGOZA MAZA 0920-9134540
Francis Uyanguren (Public Information Officer) 0915-9329407
“Justice should be served to all those responsible for committing violence against women. There should be no room to whitewash the case.”
This is the call of Rep. Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party today as the Department of Justice indicted Hayden Kho, Jr. for violation of R.A. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.
In DOJ’s resolution yesterday, it endorsed the filing of a criminal case against Hayden Kho, Jr. to the Pasig Regional Trial Court. However, four other persons alleged by Katrina Halili as conspirators in the proliferation of the private sex videos namely Maria Victoria "Vicky" Belo-Henares, Eric Johnston Chua, Mark Herbert "Bistek" Rosario and Princess Marie Velasco were cleared from the case.
“Nararapat lamang na ipagpatuloy ang pagkamit ng hustisya para sa lahat ng kababaihang nagiging bikitma ng iba’t ibang porma ng karahasan. Ang kaso ni Katrina ay isa lamang sa napakaraming kaso ng karahasan laban sa mga kababaihan sa ating lipunan ngayon,” Maza said.
Maza also stressed that a thorough and immediate investigation should be conducted to further bring to justice all those who have been allegedly responsible in publicizing and proliferating those private sex videos.
Rep. Liza Maza is one of the authors of the of R.A. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004. ###