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Philippines: Ministers of Religion

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8492, tabled on 11 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Philippines about the recent killings of the Reverends Tentorio, Favali, Carzedda, Paez, and Ventura; and whether they will call for an independent inquiry into their deaths.

Answered on

20 June 2018

The UK is committed to the promotion of human rights, including freedom of religion and belief. Whilst we have not discussed the specific killings of the Reverends Tentorio, Favali, Carzedda, Paez, and Ventura, we have continued to call on the Government of the Philippines, including at the Human Rights Council, to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders. We urge thorough and impartial investigations into all violent deaths.