From January to March this year, the HRAO
has already recorded 56 human rights violators.
Siervo said the HRAO
this year trained nearly 1,400 policemen at its office at PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame and between 33,000 and 37,000 policemen in the regional offices.
Senior Superintendent Dennis Siervo, HRAO
acting chief, said this was to overcome the language barrier between the police and arrested persons.
The petitioners also said that when Sarmiento was HRAO
chief, she "became part of the machinery, which 'attempted to deodorize the stench of the internationally condemned cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances.
In a memorandum, Chief Superintendent Prudencio Tom Banas, PNP HRAO
chief, called for the strict and faithful compliance of all regional offices and national support units, particularly the Human Rights Affairs police officers.