A Free Legal Clinic was conducted by the Commission on Human Rights Region 10 to the constituents of the province with the help and coordination of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Legal Office in celebration of the 2017 National Human Rights Consciousness Week. The said activity was organized for the disadvantaged constituents to consult, inquire, and raise questions with regards to their constitutional rights to an attorney for free. The free legal clinic was done on December 6, 2017 at Macapagal Training Center.
Regional Director Atty. Jeanne Ivy F. Abrina led her team to Lanao del Norte to raise awareness about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “All Humans are born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights”, it was inculcated in Article 1. UDHR, the UDHR is now in its 69th anniversary since its proclamation by the United Nations in their assembly in Paris, France on December 10, 1948.
The activity lasted a whole day in which over 30 people consulted CHR Attorneys, they were also given an orientation informing the people of the Universal Human Rights:
“It states that the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
It declares that the disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people;
It proclaims the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
The CHR Region 10 through RD Atty. Abrina handed over a Certificate of Appreciation to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte for the support and assistance during the activity. Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Christopher Mark Babor received the certificate on behalf Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. The team of CHR Region 10 expressed their happiness for the support and wished to be here again in the province in which Atty. Babor replied that they are always welcome and even invited them to come next year on People’s Day July 3, 2017.
The Province of Lanao del Norte is Region 10’s stalwart of peace and prosperity due to the firm leadership of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and the support of the Offices of 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Kahlid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo along with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the Municipal Mayors of the province. The harmonious relationship of all stakeholders will continue to provide peace and security for the people and will continue to observe and protect human rights within the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN