The “CAPACITY-BUILDING & INSTITUTIONALIZATION PLANNING WORKSHOP” was held on October 7-12, 2018 at the La Breza Hotel in Quezon City.
After 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).
Session 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 “Custodieal 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 HRO).
Session 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.
Next 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 sessions.
This 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.