Philippines Wins Big in Geneva for Human Rights Record Despite Bad Media Publicity


The Philippines wins big time in the international community as the country scored a major victory in Geneva today when the United Nations Human Rights Council overwhelming adopted Manila's human rights report card despite the bad media publicity in the country and in the international scene.


DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano immediately welcomed the final adoption of the Third Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report by the 47-member body, saying it affirms Manila’s commitment to its human rights obligations.

Sec. Cayetano was quoted as saying "The final adoption of our UPR Report during the 36th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva demonstrates that the Philippines has nothing to hide with its human rights record,” Secretary Cayetano said in a statement from New York where he is attending the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

The closest-ally of Pres. Duterte, Sec. Cayetano added further that The Philippines will remain resolute in its respect for and protection of human rights as it strives to improve the lives and welfare of each and every Filipino by protecting them from the scourges of drugs and criminality,” Secretary Cayetano said.

The DFA head also added that "the Philippines remains fully committed to meeting its human rights obligations in compliance with the Constitution and international human rights obligations," he said. "The dignity of the Filipino people is uppermost among our priority concerns," Cayetano said.

The UPR of the UN Human Rights Council is the world’s principal peer review mechanism where member-states come together to discuss their human rights policies and plans and exchange views on how to improve human rights through international cooperation. The process is transparent and member-states interact as sovereign equal

Source: PTV News


Philippines Wins Big in Geneva for Human Rights Record Despite Bad Media Publicity Philippines Wins Big in Geneva for Human Rights Record Despite Bad Media Publicity Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 9/23/2017 Rating: 5

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