CHR says education and food, basic human rights

December 11, 2012 11:24 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 11 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) emphasized the significance of education and food as among the basic rights of an individual.

Speaking before participants of the Human Rights University Road showat the University of San Agustin on Tuesday, CHR regional director, Atty. David Bermudo said that “education must be accessible to all.”

However, he cited that there were barangays with no elementary and high school facilities while some have inadequate classrooms necessary for students to learn.

He added though that the government was responding to the problem and understood that it cannot be eliminated easily.

At the same time, Bermudo said that the government has a good record as advocates of the right to food.

The road show was part of the activities in line with the celebration of the International Human Rights Day celebration on Monday.

The road show was supported by the Karapatan sa Malikhaing Paraan (KaSaMa), a multi-donor funding initiative that support human rights projects, Ateneo Human Rights Center and Ateneo School of Government and the University of San Agustin College of Law. (PNA)

GHG/AJP/BCGAZO AND MAJAVIER/VLO

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