|Title:||AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE BARANGAY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN EVERY BARANGAY IN ANGELES CITY.|
|Author:||Joseph G. Ponce|
|Approved Date:||February 14, 2017|
(Introduced by Councilor Joseph G. Ponce)
To quote Section Article II – State policies of the Philippine Constitution; “The State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights.”
DILG Memorandum Circular No. 94-194 which was signed by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. A Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, Series of 2014 by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and Commission on Human Rights.
Be it ordained by the SangguniangPanlungsod of Angeles City, that:
SECTION 1- This ordinance shall be known as “AN ORDINANCE CREATING BARANGAY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN EVERY BARANGAY IN ANGELES CITY.”
SECTION 2 – Establishing functions of the Human Rights Committee - the committee shall be established in the Barangay through a resolution approved by the Sangguniang Barangay.
The Committee shall conduct information and education campaign for the human rights at the grassroots level; attend to referral cases and coordinate with Human Rights Office; and to document human situation and conditions in the barangay.
SECTION 3 - The Barangay Human Rights Committee shall appoint a Barangay Kagawad as Chairman and Members of the Human Rights Committee who will be elected among the barangay kagawads.
The Chairman and Members of the Barangay Committee on Human Rightsshall perform their duties and responsibilities; he/she shall take charge and manage the functions of Human Rights Violation; surveys and identifies human rights needs and problems in the community; prepares human rights training, program and conduct seminar for the identified leaders and clients; mobilize community participation on human rights educational campaigns, orientation program, monitoring and evaluation system; receives complaints and violation of human rights, follow-up referral cases, and furnishing results to the Office of the Mayor and to the City Council’s Head of the Committee on Human Rights; plans and draft Human Rights Action Plan for the Barangay to be integrated into the City Human Rights Development Action Plan.
SECTION 4.TENURE AND REMOVAL - The Chairman and Members shall have a tenure of one (1) year starting on their date of election and can be removed anytime by a vote of no confidence by the majority Kagawads of the Barangay Council.
SECTION 5.– The Barangay Council shall provide appropriate funds based on the Committee on Human Rights Action Program and community activities in each yearly budgetary appropriation.
SECTION 6.REPEALING CLAUSE. - Existing ordinances, administrative orders and other existing laws which are inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared amended or modified accordingly.
SECTION 7. - EFFECTIVITY. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its approval by the City Council and after posting of certified true copies of the same in the City Hall and Barangay Hall bulletin boards for the periods of three (3) consecutive weeks.