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On National Heroes Day, CHR honors human rights activists, frontliners

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:03 PM August 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights on Monday appealed for public support for human rights activists, whom it honored during the celebration of the National Heroes Day.

CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia praised the work of human rights activists in fighting for the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors. The CHR likewise acknowledge that the sector needs public support.

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“Hindi rin matatawaran ang pagtugon ng iba’t ibang indibidwal na patuloy na itinataguyod at dinedepensahan ang karapatang pantao ng mga bulnerable at marginalisadong komunidad,” she said in a statement.

“Sa abot ng ating makakaya, lalung-lalo na ng mga institusyong may tungkulin na gumampan, kinakailangang mapaabot sa kanila ang nararapat na tulong at proteksyon upang mas lumago pa ang mabubuting adhikain na kanilang isinusulong,” De Guia added.

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The CHR also honored frontliners against the coronavirus pandemic being faced by the country.

She also hopes that recognizing the country’s heroes will not only be done on one day but should be regularly done.

“Kinakailangang hindi mawaglit sa ating kamalayaan na ang mga karapatan at kalayaan na tinatamasa natin ngayon ay produkto ng iba’t ibang yugto ng kabayanihan na kinakailangang patuloy nating pangalagaan at ipaglaban,” De Guia said.

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