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Balay hailed the passage of the  bill that grants a total of 17 rights and fundamental freedoms to human rights defenders during the plenary session of the House of Representatives on June 3. The bill got the unanimous approval  of 183 lawmakers on the final reading.

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An inter-agency working group that seeks to promote child protection and address issues related to gender-based violence is in the process of being instituted to the newly formed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), with Balay Rehabilitation Center as a member of its core group. The working group will be formally known as the Joint Regional Child Protection and Gender-based Violence Working Group or the Joint JRCPGBVWG.

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Twelve sitting senators have expressed support to the call of child rights advocates to not pass the bill that seeks to consider as criminals children as young as 12 years old who are in conflict with the law.  This was reported by representatives of the children’s coalition who talked to lawmakers at the resumption of the senate session on May 20, 2019.

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Balay warns of human rights violations as Anti-Tambay Campaign intensifies

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Balay expressed dismay over  the arrest of thousands of  civilians following the order of President Duterte of a crackdown against “tambays” or nighttime idlers in  streets whom he considers as  “potential trouble for the public” last June 13. The intensified police operations have resulted to 7,290 arrests in Metro Manila and the suspected death due to torture of a detainee in a police lock up jail in Quezon City, a week after the chief executive issued the directive to police officers.

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