On December 2018, the PNP chief, Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde signed the “Certificate of Seminar Recognition for the Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection to be administered and conducted by or in cooperation with the seminar proponents, the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development (DHRDD) and Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR).”
The project, which is going on its 11th year of implementation, is a joint undertaking among the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Alternative Law Groups, the Commission on Human Rights and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany (HSF).
Over time, the active participation of the different Regional Peace and Order Councils (RPOC) and Regional Development Councils (RDC), alongside with the chief executives and key representatives of local government units including the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) enabled the project to sustain its gains, both from the institutional level (PNP, AFP, CHR) and at the local level (regional).
This certification is an affirmation of the CBD as an effective and mutually beneficial mechanism that promotes open and constructive discussion and resolution of issues and concerns on the ground especially between the security forces (AFP & PNP) and the civilian community. This achievement is a major contribution to the country’s efforts in pursuit of its long-term national vision.