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Dec. 10 is int'l human rights day in city

BAGUIO CITY – Dec. 10 of each year is International Human Rights Day in the city.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan signed Resolution No. 408-17 making it a yearly observance and supporting the activities lined up for the celebration.

This is to show the city's commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide affirmed in the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of human Rights Day on December 10, 1984.

"The Philippines is one of the original members on the day of the United Nation's inception on 24 October 1945 and a signatory to the international covenants and being a UN member and signatory, the Philippines is obliged to work for the realization of various instruments enacted including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and others in the country.," the resolution noted.

"The 1987 Philippine Constitution mandates the Congress to give highest priority to the enactment of measures that protect and enhance the rights of all the people to human dignity, reduce social, economic and political inequities and remove cultural inequities by equitably diffusing wealth and political power for the common good;

"As a human rights advocate, the late former Senator and Founder of Free Legal Assitance Group Jose "Ka Pepe" Diokno said that 'no cause is more worthy than the cause of human rights... they are what makes a man human. Deny them and you deny man's humanity." – Aileen P. Refuerzo

 
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