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Special Report: Philippines National Police Undergo LGBT Sensitivity Workshops

Ging Cristobal and Raymond Alikpala have facilitated five workshops in key cities in Metro Manila and a lecture with the Philippines National Police (PNP) Human Rights Affairs Officers stationed in police precincts all over the Philippines.

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7th June 2013 14:37

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

After the first well received workshop in Caloocan City, General Ernesto Fajura, PNP Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO) Director was swarmed with requests from other precincts to repeat the workshop for their police officers. With the directive from the Chief of Police, the plan to conduct 6 workshops became sixteen, ensuring that all precincts in all the cities in Metro Manila will have the opportunity to participate in the workshop before we go to the provinces in the Philippines. And as what Angie Umbac, then project manager of LeAP!’s documentation report and present president of Rainbow Rights Project (R-Rights), Philippines, messaged me, “Remember how hard it was to engage with PNP? Finally here it is!”

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