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HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK CELEBRATION
CHR Regional Office II Report

      The Commission on Human Rights Region 02 celebrated the 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the 25th Celebration of National Human Rights Consciousness Week from December 4-10 this year.

      In undertaking this milestone event this office lined up several activities focused on this year’s theme “My voice counts in ending Impunity, I work for Human Rights Based Governance”.

      In observance of this event, this Office coordinated with other government agencies to put up streamers or tarpaulins in their office premises to create widespread public awareness on the significance of this year’s theme.

      Another activity conducted was the granting of radio interviews and guesting in local radio and TV stations on December 4 and 5 by the undersigned and the Regional Director Atty. Jimmy P. Baliga to inform the public of the activities prepared in celebration of this event, and also to update the general public on the various issues and concerns brought to the attention of this office and which are currently being addressed by Director Baliga and staff assigned to these cases.

      On December 3, Atty. Jimmy P. Baliga was invited by the Commanding General of the 5th IB in Camp Upi, as their Guest Speaker during their Flag Raising Ceremony that kicked of their celebration of NHRCW with around 300 army officials and personnel in attendance

      Human Rights orientation seminars were also conducted in two (2) national high schools (Rizal National High School and Marcelo H. Del Pilar National High School) in Alicia, Isabela with a total of 220 students and teachers attending said events.

      PIEO and Legal Staff conducted a one-day orientation seminar on human rights and pertinent laws for newly hired security guards and administrative staff of Oceana Gold Corporation in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya at the same time, Atty. Jimmy P. Baliga and Mr. Anton Cruz, Spl. Investigator II, followed up a reported killing incident that figured a contractor of the same mining corporation.

 

 
AFP officers and personnel stationed at the 5th IB in Camp Upi, Gamu, Isabela R02 stand in attention as Atty. Jimmy P. Baliga, CHR-R02 Regional Director deliver his message during flag raising rites kicking off the Camp's observance of National Human Rights Consciousness Week.
 
 
Streamers put up by partner agencies in observance of National Human Rights Consciousness Week celebrated from Dec. 4 - 10, 2012.
 
 
Students take turn in raising queries during the open forum of an orientation seminar for students and teachers in Rizal Region High School in Alicia, Isabela last Dec. 6, 2012. A total of 220 participants took part in this event.
 
The School Principal of MH del Pilar National High School in Alicia, Isabela welcomes the participants and resource persons during the conduct of a Human Rights Orientation Seminar in the said school.
 
  Participants composed of student officers and values education teachers attend the orientation seminar on Human Rights as part of the observance of National Human Rights Consciousness Week.