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Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Approved on First Reading

in PHILIPPINES, 23/08/2012

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.

The stigma and discrimination is still very much prevalent especially with persons with disability, senior citizens, children, youth, persons with HIV, women, lesbians, gay, bisexuals, transgender, people with different spiritual faith and indigenous persons. Read the full story here

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