Malacañang joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Human Rights on Tuesday.
“We join the whole world in celebrating the ‘International Day of Human Rights,’ which comes a day after the observance of the ‘International Anti-Corruption Day,'” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a Palace briefing.
He reiterated the Aquino government’s commitment to push for the right of every Filipino to a “better life” by focusing on inclusive growth and sustainable long-term development.
“We are one with the Filipino people in the belief that the most basic human right is the right to a better life,” Coloma said.
“We take this occasion to reaffirm the President’s primordial commitment to the institution of good governance and the eradication of corruption which provides the foundation for the attainment of inclusive growth and sustainable long-term economic development,” he added
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. CATHERINE S. VALENTE