ABS-CBNnews.com reports that Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chief Loretta Ann Rosales has called out Tanauan, Batangas Mayor Thony Halili for condoning the move to have a man who had stolen some dried fish do "the walk of shame" around a market.
The report noted: "In a clip shown by local ABS-CBN television and uploaded on the video sharing site YouTube, the unidentified man had his hands bound behind his back with a bag of dried fish hanging from the knot, and a poster stating ’Ako ay magnanakaw (I am a thief)’ taped to his shirt."
The report added: "A group of men identified by the network as local government security personnel laughed and taunted the bound man, forcing him to kneel in front of a fishmonger to ask for her forgiveness."
Halili, who has admitted that he permitted the so-called "walk of shame," has said in other reports that the thief was a repeat offender. That was why, he explained, he thought public shaming was the last resort.
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