CLCD-NCPAG to hold public forum on law enforcement and human rights

The Center for Leadership, Citizenship, and Democracy of the National College of Public Administration and Governance (CLCD-NCPAG) will hold a public forum entitled “Navigating Law Enforcement and Human Rights: What Has Been Done?” to be held on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00PM at the NCPAG Assembly Hall, UP Diliman.

The forum will serve as a venue to assess the implementation of law enforcement activities of the government within the framework of quality of service delivery and human rights considerations. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will provide their respective self-assessments while representatives from the academic and religious sectors will give their alternative assessments. With the recent issues of alleged human rights violations and the fight against criminality at the forefront of national policy, this forum seeks to create an avenue for discussion on these timely and relevant issues.

Police Chief Supt. Dennis A. Siervo, Chief of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office, and Atty. Flora C. Atilano, Director IV of theHuman Rights Protection Office and concurrent Director of the Legal Service of CHR, will give their respective “reflections” on the state of law enforcement in the country as scrutinized through the lens of human rights.

On the other hand, Rev. Fr. Jerome R. Secillano, Executive Secretary of the Permanent Committee on Public Affairs of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), and Atty. Ray Paolo J. Santiago, Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), will provide their alternative assessments as representatives of the religious and academic sectors, respectively.

This public forum is part of UP-NCPAG’s activities for its 65th anniversary celebration as the premiere institution of public administration in the Philippines.

You may download the official program of this forum here.