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PROTECT SEAFARERS FROM DISCRIMINATION – GONZALEZ

The Marino party-list group said it will introduce two more crucial provisions in the Magna Carta for Seafarers bill should it be given another term in the House of Representatives in the coming elections.Marino party-list Representative Sandro Gonzalez noted the Magna Carta for Seafarers bill has been pending for two decades in Congress and has […]

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ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House of Representatives has moved closer to passing a measure introduced by Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte that aims to prohibit and criminalize discrimination on various fronts.  Villafuerte’s House Bill (HB) No. 4647 was among several legislative proposals consolidated and approved recently by the House committee on human rights that bans discrimination on the grounds of […]

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PROTECT WOMEN VS WORK DISCRIMINATION – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate committee on labor, filed a bill expanding the list of prohibited acts in the Labor Code that constitute discrimination against women. “As presently worded, the Labor Code of the Philippines already prohibits certain acts of discrimination against women,” Villanueva said in the bill. “The law should adapt to […]

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ABANTE WANTS LAW VS ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION

Stressing that the Constitution provides protection for all and guards against all forms of discrimination, Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday pushed for the passage of an “all-encompassing” anti-discrimination measure in lieu of the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) equality bill now pending in the House of Representatives.In […]

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SAMAR ISLAND TOWN PASSES COVID-19 ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE – TAN

The island town of Zumarraga, Samar province has passed ordinances that will protect its residents from the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The town council recently approved two ordinances to fight the spread of the virus — Municipal Ordinance No. 47-2020 or the ‘No Mask, No Entry’ policy and Municipal Ordinance No. 46-2020, which […]

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NEW LAWYERS MUST JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST FRONT LINER DISCRIMINATION — REP. NOGRALES

As news of the 2019 Bar exam results broke out on Wednesday, a Harvard-trained lawyer and lawmaker has called on the new lawyers to help turn the tide of discrimination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) front liners. “Of course, congratulations are in order. Pinaghirapan ng mga bagong abogado ang tagumpay nila ngayon. But as we always […]

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PASIG ADOPTS MANILA’S ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE VS COVID FRONTLINERS, PATIENTS – VICO SOTTO

Pasig City has adopted an ordinance passed by Manila City which penalizes any act of discrimination against patients screened for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), healthcare workers, volunteers, and other frontliners amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto posted a copy of the ordinance in his Twitter account, saying the Pasig City government […]

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ANTIQUE PENALIZES DISCRIMINATION VS FRONTLINERS – CADIAO

As the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Antique to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has also been extended, the provincial government has also provided health care workers and other essential frontliners with protection against discrimination. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao signed Executive Order No. 40 recently extending the ECQ until […]

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NUEVA ECIJA PENALIZES DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT VS COVID-19 PATIENTS, FRONTLINERS – UMALI

Anyone in Nueva Ecija who will harass or discriminate against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients or frontliners will face criminal liabilities. The provincial board, on the request of Governor Aurelio Umali, enacted recently Ordinance 30-s-2020, a measure to protect people with COVID-19, those under investigation or monitoring, as well as doctors, nurses, health workers, and […]

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LAW SCHOOLS SHOULD CONTINUE FREE LEGAL AID AMID COVID-19 CRISIS — REP. NOGRALES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles has called on law schools that have existing free legal aid programs to take up the cudgels for frontliners and COVID-positive patients who are victims of discrimination. “Even as our law schools, and schools in general are grappling with the learning challenges brought about by this pandemic, baka naman […]