CAMP SANG-AN | Team Tabak reaffirms commitment in protecting human rights in a simple flag raising ceremony held here today.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 9201 signed on April 1, 2003 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) is observed from December 4-10.
“Protecting human lives, uplifting human dignity and advancing peoples progress,” was this years theme of NHRCW.
Col. Benjamin Batara Jr, Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, led the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Pamahalaan Bilang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao.”
Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Commander 1st Infantry Division said that “Human rights reflect the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity.”
” It also gives people the freedom to choose how they will live, how they will express themselves to the society,” he added.