Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Jose Luis Nartin “Chito” Gascon has died due to COVID-19.
“At a time of unprecedented human rights challenges, Chair Chito courageously and steadfastly upheld the constitutional mandate of the Commission. Amidst the unrelenting attacks against the institution and to him personally, he was unwavering and unflinching in fighting for the universal values of freedom, truth, and justice that are essential in the pursuit of human rights. He was undaunting in the fight for human rights, rule of law, and democracy out of deep reverence to the equal rights and dignity of all.,” CHR Spokesperson Jacqueline Ann de Guia said in a statement on Saturday, October 9. READ MORE
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MANILA–The United Nations Philippines sent its sympathies to the bereaved families and friends of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon who passed away on Saturday morning due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) complications.“The human rights… Read More