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COVID-19 RELATED ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT PASSED ON THIRD READING – REP. BELMONTE

A proposed law aimed at preventing COVID-19 related discrimination passed on the third reading Tuesday, providing much-needed protection for frontliners and OFWs. “House Bill 6817, or the COVID-19 Related Discrimination Act, will help put an end to discriminatory practices against frontliners, service workers, health personnel, and even repatriated OFWs,” said principal author Rep. Kit Belmonte. […]

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PROTECT FRONTLINERS, PATIENTS FROM DISCRIMINATION – HONTIVEROS

A bill seeking to protect from discrimination, harassment and violence health workers, frontliners, and patients who contracted the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, has been recently filed by Senator Risa Hontiveros. Senate Bill No. 1436, otherwise known as the “Mandatory Protection of Health Workers, Frontliners and Patients Act,” seeks to address threats and acts of violence […]

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DUTERTE FOR ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW, NOT SOGIE BILL – GO

Senator Bong Go reiterated the previous announcement of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that President Rodrigo Duterte is not pushing for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill. Instead, Go said Duterte would support any anti-discrimination legislation that is patterned to a similar ordinance that was enacted in Davao City when the […]