Councilor Em Legaspi Ang, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Gender and Development, proposed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in Bacolod City on the basis of disability, age, health status, sexual orientation and gender identity, ethnicity and religion and providing penalties for violations. The proposed ordinance was passed on first reading by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. >>>
In commemoration of the Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March, leaders and members of Cebu Rainbow LGBT, Amnesty International Philippines-Cebu, Coalition for the Liberation of the Reassigned Sex and equal rights advocates of different genders, schools, and sectors gathered at the Asian College of Technology gymnasium yesterday afternoon.
City Councilor Alvin Dizon said they are currently holding consultations with different sectors on the proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. The proposed ordinance he said not only cover lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) but also covers senior citizens, Muslims and the differently abled. >>>