Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie T. Badoy shared a narrative in her Facebook web page in regards to the management of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Chito Gascon within the mentioned workplace.
According to her, she search some assist to the CHR when she acquired knowledgeable that the Lumad/TBoli farmers have been trafficked by Hacienda Luisita, solely getting 38 pesos per week in alternate of their arduous labor.
Badoy mentioned that regardless of that the case in Hacienda Luisita was a transparent human rights violation, the Commission on Human Rights didn’t helped her and even launched an announcement condemning the actions of the house owners of the mentioned Hacienda.
She by no means anticipated that the CHR didn’t condemned the therapy of the Hacienda Luisita house owners to the indigenous folks that they allegedly trafficked from Mindanao.
Badoy met with Chito Gascon to requested him to analyze the scenario of the farmers in Hacienda Luisita, however the chairman of CHR refused and gave her a long-winded no.
Because of that, she realized that Gascon prioritized his political buddies and never the poor folks allegedly oppressed by the highly effective household.
The proprietor of the Hacienda Luisita is the family members of former Presidents Cory Aquino and Benigno Aquino III.
In her post, she additionally posted a photograph of Gascon who wore a yellow tie dotted with Ninoy Aquino eyeglasses printed on it. Badoy additionally identified that Gascon even didn’t wore a Philippine flag throughout his attendance in a world convention.
Commission on Human Rights Chairman Chito Gascon, noticed sporting a shade yellow tie dotted with Ninoy Aquino glasses. Photo: Lorraine Badoy
She in contrast Gascon to former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman who was accused by being a corrupt throughout her time period.
Badoy mentioned that she’s nonetheless revered the CHR, however she feared that it’d lose its popularity if Gascon stayed because the chairman of the fee.
This is her complete post:
About the CHR headed by Chito Gascon.
When Lumad/TBoli farmers have been trafficked by Hacienda Luisita after which made to work for 38 pesos per week, enduring all types of abuse,the CHR didn’t breathe a phrase of their protection. Not one phrase.
I spoke to certainly one of their attorneys as a result of I wished so badly for the CHR so as to add to the voices of presidency businesses that had spoken out in outrage towards Hacienda Luisita —the DSWD, DOLE, DAR,and many others.
We had a forwards and backwards—this lawyer and I. And she gave causes replete in legalese for why they couldn’t get on board. I nonetheless have our chat and studying by it continues to anger me. Because mainly what I heard her say was, “Sorry, that is not our job now.”
It acquired to the purpose the place I used to be diminished to only asking if they might problem an announcement that was in clear solidarity with the farmers as a result of it will assist a lot, them lending their weight to this horrific injustice.
You’d assume they might have mentioned sure. You can’t get any nearer to the violation of human rights than modern-day slavery does, proper? But no..
The reply she gave me was a long-winded “no” and never the clear, unequivocal reply one would anticipate from a really neutral CHR.
It was the reply of a CHR headed and prostituted by Chito Gascon–somebody who owes his allegiance to his political buddies excess of to the nation he’s purported to serve.
Someone who attends worldwide conferences with a vivid yellow tie dotted with Ninoy Aquino eyeglasses printed on it. Who doesn’t even have it in him to pin the Philippine flag on his lapel. (And what’s extra, it was a world convention that had, at its very objective, the takedown of a duly elected President of the Republic of the Philippines.)
And that speaks volumes to me.
He’s in a world convention and but he’s not there as a Philippine consultant however as an LP consultant out to additional the agenda of his celebration.
It’s simply so stark the place his loyalties lie.
He’s the CHR equal of Donkey Soliman who used the DSWD as political equipment –its assets, its manpower to attempt to make Mar Roxas, the monumental loser, win. With all the percentages rigged in favor of this elitist brat, nonetheless, he misplaced. MASSIVELY. Susmeh. Loser.
At yan ang galit ko kay Donkey—how she compromised the integrity of the folks below her—trustworthy, hardworking, principled public servants—to do her evil bidding.
I proceed to carry the CHR in excessive esteem. I do know its revered institutional historical past and I don’t assume Chito Gascon has irreversibly broken it.
But if he continues to hold on to it, it will lose its’ respectability and commemorated popularity. Already, Filipinos sneer and jeer at it for all of the injury achieved on it by Chito Gascon.
If he nonetheless has an oz of affection for this establishment he heads and for all that it stands for, he ought to resign.
Fat likelihood although.
Therein lies the dilemma of the CHR –held hostage by somebody perceived by many as nothing greater than an assault canine of his political celebration and who has used valuable authorities assets to overthrow the very authorities it owes its life to.
Then diminished a revered establishment that’s purported to do essential work for the Filipino folks into nothing greater than a rubber stamp of the political foes of the President.