CHR inks pact to boost rights education in Bangsamoro
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Bangsamoro Human Rights Commission (BHRC) have signed an agreement to strengthen human rights education in the Bangsamoro region, a deal that its officials called a “historical moment” to address the region’s rights situation.
CHR chair Richard Palpal-latoc led the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA), which affirms the two agencies’ “mutual cooperation and support in matters relating to the Filipinos’ human rights situation.”
He added that the MOA “signifies a significant step forward toward protecting the Filipino people, including the Bangsamoro and empowering their communities.”
Among others, the CHR is expected to hold training for the BHRC and help them promote human rights education in the region. BHRC chair Abdul Rashid Kalim said this new partnership was a “big privilege,” as this was one of its first long-term partnerships with the state rights watchdog.