Issue of August 5, 2018
     
NEWS
Benguet
Ifugao
Mt. Province
 
OPINION
 

2018
Panagbenga Flower Festival
 
Other Links:
One week in November eyed for LGBT events in Baguio
by Gaby B. Keith / PIO

The city council is deliberating on a proposal that seeks to institutionalize the celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Week in Baguio every last week of November.

The proposal seeks to appropriate P100,000 from the city’s general fund for its implementation and for the activity to be included every year in the annual budget of the City Social Welfare and Development Office for expediency. 

The allocation may be adjusted accordingly to ensure the success of all the event’s activities.

Authored by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog, the proposed ordinance cites a statement of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) on non-discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression where they believe that “LGBT Filipinos continue to experience stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in Philippine society.”

Last year, the council adopted a measure prohibiting discrimination among residents on the basis of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, disability and age.

It aimed at  adopting a human rights-based approach for the elimination of all forms of discrimination to ensure full and effective equality of opportunity, participation, and inclusion in the society.

“Like the PAP, the city aligns itself with the global initiative to promote the wellbeing of LGBTs and it continues to be an advocate of gender equality by working towards crafting legislation that will oppose all public and private discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression,” the proposed ordinance stated.

It added that the city government, in coordination with LGBT groups, shall come up with regular and city-sponsored activities for local LGBTs aimed to celebrate their diversity and assert their rights focused in promoting solidarity and equality among the city’s LGBT community.

The proposed measure also creates a committee chaired by the mayor with the city social welfare and development officer as action officer to prepare activities for the week-long celebration.


Your Ad Here


LIFE
Ifugao’s pinnuk ritual helps promote agriculture tourism

Onjon ni Ivadoy receives P350,000 grant from NCCA

Karateka responds to appeal for assistance

‘Proper’ nutrition starts at home


Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Country Club
HEDCOR, Inc.
Informatics
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Baguio Central University
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Cong. Mark O. Go
Cong. Ronald Cosalan
Department of Education – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Gov. Crescencio Pacalso
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
University of the Philippines Baguio

ABC360
Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
BSBT College, Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
BVS Colleges
C &Triple A Supermart
Councilor Edgar M. Avila
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Interior and Local Government – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
John Hay Management Corporation
King’s College of the Philippines
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mother Earth Deli Basket
NIIT
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
STI Baguio
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved. baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph