The “CAPACITY-BUILDING &
INSTITUTIONALIZATION PLANNING WORKSHOP” was held on October 7-12, 2018 at the
La Breza Hotel in Quezon City.
the Opening Program, Session 1 gave the overviews, including: “Project
Overview” by Rene Clemente (ALG), “Principles of Popular Education” and “Input
and Application on Basic Concepts and Principles of Human Rights” by Mr. Romel
de Vera (LRC).
2 focused on Human Rights Programs and Policies, including the following
sessions: “Human Rights-Based Policing by Mr, Noel Ruiz (Hanns Seidel
Foundation), Development Support and Security Plan (DSSP) “Kapayapaan” by Major
Eduardo Esquivias (AFP Human Rights Office), and “Human Rights Defenders” by
Atty. Gian Arabejo (ALG). Session 3 focused on selected law enforcement
procedures: “Arrest,” “Search & Seizure” and “Custodial Investigation” by
PSupt Richzel Alucilja. This was followed by Session 4, which focused on
selected Human Rights laws: “International Humanitarian Law” (R.A. 9851)by
MGen. Erick Parayno (Commander, 2 ID), the “Anti-Torture Law” (R.A. 9745) and
“Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law” (R.A. 10353) by Major Eduardo Esquivias (AFP
5 focused on Remedies: “Administrative Remedies in the AFP” by Major Eduardo
Esquivias (AFP HRO), “Administrative Remedies in the PNP” by PSupt Dyann
Bangkawayan (PNP-RSTU CAR), “National and International Remedies” by Atty.
Gemma Parojinog (CHR), and “Special Judicial Remedies” by Atty. Tonet Ramos
(ALG). Session 6 focused on Human Rights and ESCR (Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights): “HR & ESCR Overview” and “Introduction to BHR” (Business
& Human Rights) by Atty. Genee Mislang (ALG). Session 7 looked at specific
rights and obligations on ESCR: “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) by Ms.
Christa Balonkita (CHR), and “PDP 2017-2022 & Ambisyon Natin 2040” by Ms.
Cheska Rosales (NEDA). The groups were then divided into 4 groups and tasked to
prepare for a Demo Teaching on the last Day.
were the thematic ESCR sessions: “Agrarian Reform” by Atty. Claire Demaisip
(KAISAHAN), “Indigenous Peoples” by Atty. Jing Corpuz (Tebtebba Foundation),
“Mining” by Atty. Genee Mislang (ALG), and “Labor” by Atty. Hazel Lavitoria
(SALIGAN). Last were the Demo Teaching, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Planning
is an activity under the “Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights
Promotion and Protection” Project, which is being jointly implemented by the
ALG, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(through the AFP Human Rights Office), the Philippine National Police (through
the PNP Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development/DHRDD and the
Human Rights Affairs Office/HRAO), the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights
Advocates (PAHRA), with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany.