Andanar Urges Due Diligence In Validating HR Abuse Claims

Andanar Urges Due Diligence In Validating HR Abuse Claims

Spotlight

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initiative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday urged human rights watchdogs, including the United Nations (UN), to acknowledge the need for due diligence in validating allegations presented to them.

“Establishing the facts behind these claims is important. The government takes seriously its duty to investigate all claims of human rights violations, and to prosecute perpetrators,” Andanar said in a statement which backed Guevarra’s address during the 44th United Nations Human Rights Council’s Enhanced Interactive Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland on June 30.

Andanar said the Duterte administration will continue to promote and uphold its democratic ideals and legal institutions grounded within law and with respect towards human rights.

He vowed to continue to support human rights, noting that the agency continues to involve the public through its RealNumbersPH, which has been ensuring full transparency and accountability while the government continues its anti-illegal drug campaign.

“PCOO shall continue to partner with our law enforcement agencies in implementing the President’s anti-illegal drugs campaign, to make our communities safer from the scourge of drugs and criminality and enable our people to fully enjoy their rights,” he said.

Currently, the inter-agency review panel, chaired by the Department of Justice (DOJ), is conducting a judicious review of the 5,655 law enforcement operations where there were reported civilian fatalities.

The PCOO likewise expressed its support for the inter-agency review body in carrying out its mandate with full transparency.

Andanar said the dialogue also affirmed that member-states recognize the Philippines’ openness and transparency in its initiatives, especially on the anti-illegal drugs campaign.

“Other countries acknowledge that the government has strong institutions that do not permit the commission of sweeping and systemic human rights violations as alleged by some political actors,” he said. (PNA)

Construction Of OFW Hospital In Pampanga Starts

The first-ever OFW hospital is expected to be finished by December 2021.

ISOC Land Topped Off I-Land Bay Plaza In Pasay City

In line with its promise of “Office of the Future,” the 12-storey, 24,000 sqm premium office tower in Pasay City is designed as an energy-efficient “green” building developed to meet global standards of excellence.

Visayas State U Sets ‘Wellness’ Week For Students, Faculty

Do you think other universities should also have a “wellness” week?

Hontiveros To PhilHealth: Remove ‘Expiration Date’ For Expanded Free Dialysis Sessions

Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the PhilHealth to institutionalize their increased coverage of free 144-dialysis sessions so that more can avail of the benefit beyond 2020.

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Malabon, Navotas Spared From Flooding Due To Pumping Stations: SMC

Despite the recent onslaught of two typhoons, Malabon and Navotas reported no major flooding incidents.

8 Best Practices While Working From Home

Challenging ba ang work-from-home setup? Check out these tips on how you can stay sane and continue working at your best!

Children Speak Out Against Violence During COVID-19

More than 100 child participants across East Asia participated in the discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on Asia’s most vulnerable girls and boys.

Typhoon Victims Continue To Receive Help Through Sagip Kapamilya

Thank you, Sagip Kapamilya! Together with the help of donors and partners, Sagip Kapamilya will continue to help provinces devastated by Typhoon Rolly.

More Laoag Sub-Villages Locked Down

With 3 new COVID-19 cases in the city. Laoag City government has decided to put more sub-villages under community lockdown.