Army commemorates National Human Rights Week

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – In a flag-raising ceremony held here today, December 9, the Philippine Army (PA) commemorates the 2019 National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW).

    Newly-appointed Army Commanding General 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 WeekAct of 2002”, that aims to bring 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. As a result, the Army obtained a Net Trust Rating of +79 and a NetSatisfaction 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,” said Gabay as he also addressed his future plans for his term. “With professionalism, discipline, and dedication to duty, we will continue moving forward together on our journey to become a world-class Army that is a source of national pride by 2028,” he added.#

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