PH Army joins Nat’l Human Rights Consciousness Week

MANILA The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday joined the rest of the country in commemorating the 2019 National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW).

Newly-appointed Army chief, Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay, led the activity which was conducted in line with Republic Act No. 9201, also known as the National Human Rights Consciousness Week Act of 2002, aimed at bringing awareness to the people of their basic human rights in relation to the functions and services offered by these government instrumentalities.

The PA, along with the implementation of its institutional transformation, is strictly adhering to the Rule of Law, the International Humanitarian Law, as well as other related laws and policies that promote and advocate respect for human rights, Army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said.

As a result, the Army obtained a Net Trust Rating of +79 and a Net Satisfaction Rating of +75 in 2018. Currently, the Army has a record of zero human rights violations.

The high levels of trust and approval that we are experiencing today are because of the hard work that has been done as well as the commitment that we have all made to transform our institution and ourselves, Gapay said.

With professionalism, discipline, and dedication to duty, Gapay bared that the PA will continue forward with its journey to becoming a world-class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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