Northern Mindanao prosecution and law enforcement office chiefs assess the achievements of activities held in the region since 2017 in a dialogue activity rounding up the series for 2022. They shared recommendations and agreed on proposed 2023 activities and topics. The activity featured a publication launch and concluded with a Police-Regional-Office 10-hosted fellowship night.
PPI News Commons, an online news-sharing community connecting local media outfits in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao is officially launched by the Philippine Press Institute. Open to its member newspapers, the platform is intended to collate and curate local news from across the country and serve as their springboard to a wider audience and help secure the future of journalists.
The half-day face-to-face activity was able to achieve its objectives, viz: (1) Document human rights issues and lived experience of PDLs; (2) Provide space for the elderly in detention to discuss their experiences on (a) their situation during detention; (b) their security and protection from all forms of violence; (c) access to health services; (d) needs for family contact, including children; and (3) Monitor the government’s compliance with its obligation with respect to elderly in detention and to draft corresponding recommendations.
Northern Mindanao media organisation holds an open conversation to tackle mental well-being, an aspect of life that is common to everyone and affected to varying degrees by the pandemic, and to learn from how it was responded to by the government, the public and especially the media. Medical professionals and media practitioners weigh in on the topic.
The half-day face-to-face activity, held on September 14, 2022 in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna was organized by the Commission on Human Rights Region IV-A (CHR IV-A) in cooperation with HSF. It was conducted with the aim of initiating the enactment of human rights ordinances in furtherance of the State obligation to fulfill human rights. Among the ordinances proposed to be enacted during the dialogue are (a) Localization of the Safe Spaces Act (RA 11313), (b) Designation of Freedom Parks; (c) Establishment of Barangay Human Rights Action Center (BHRAC), and (d) Anti-Discrimination Ordinance.