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Philippine law maker pushes for LGBT desks in police stations

Congresswoman Sol Aragones’ bid comes after hate crime monitor reports 17 killings in 2012.

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8th October 2013 14:32

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Now Philippine Congresswoman Sol Aragones is seeking similar LGBT desks in every police station to handle hate crimes against the community.

Aragones has filed a bill that, if approved, would amend the Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998 and enable the creation of the LGBT desks.

The initiative comes after rights organizations reported a significant number of rights violations suffered by the LGBT community.

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