University of the Assumption Holds Forum on Human Rights

In line with the celebration of the World Human Rights Day on December 10, the University of the Assumption held a convention at the UA Auditorium to raise consciousness of the basic human rights and the issues related therewith.

The convention was attended by students from schools and universities in Pampanga including the Aeta community from Porac, Pampanga and some members of the tri-wheelers and tricycle drivers association linked to the University.

Atty. Leorae Valmonte, resource speaker from Commission on Human Rights Region 3 and Atty. Jasmin Regino, regional director, discussed the important points on the basic human rights.

In her keynote speech, Atty. Regino urged everyone to be vigilant and speak up on the issues on human rights. “Our theme for the celebration is ‘Stand up for human rights.’ Let us stand firm on our rights. If we will not speak up, then violence will be perpetuated,” she said.

Father Joselito Henson, University president, also expressed his views on the topic. In his message he said that “There is no better way to celebrate human rights day to once again affirm and uphold our commitment and stand up for human rights especially at this time in our country when killing has become so rampant that we seem to have been desensitized to it. And when no less than the president himself seems to encourage it,” he said.

The convention was then followed by a community-based dialogue attended by the delegates.

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