Mayor slammed by Commission on Human Rights for condoning tuyo thief’s "walk of shame"

Maybe if bigger thieves were made to do it, we wouldn’t be so conflicted about this.

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.

 

For more on this story, ABS-CBNnews.com.

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