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Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Quezon City Branch
Don Fabian, Commonwealth, Quezon City
Subject: Politics and Governance with Philippine
Subject Code: POSC 1013

A Short Documentation
about one of the
Government Agencies
in the Philippines:
Commission on Human Rights

Group Members:
and Section:
Cristian Balatbat
Daniel Balmoria
Bryan Cortesiano
Crystal Joy Gungab

BSIT 2-1

Paola Pagurayan Republic of the Philippines Commission on Human Rights .

Ana Elzy E. Ofreneo OIC Executive Director. Philippines . Ana Elzy E. Research and Promotion Office Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines NCR . and answers from the person we interviewed. Ofreneo. Dir.National Capital Region. Human Rights Education.Topic Outline  What is CHR?  Nature of the Office (Physical Environment)  Mandate of the Office  Brief History of the Commission Office  Vision and Mission of the Commission Office  Main purpose of the Commission Office  Organizational Structure of the Commission o Brief explanation about the organization structure o Organizational Structure Chart - Details and information presented in this report is based on our research on their website.

UP Complex.What is Commission on Human Rights? .CHR. or Commission on Human Rights. with the primary function of investigating all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights in the Philippines. is an independent office created by the Constitution of the Philippines. 1.Quezon City . Nature of the Office (Physical Environment) Central Office. Diliman.

Commission on Human Rights Building is still standing for about 30 years. 2. based on our observation and photographs. making the ambience of the office to be cooler and relaxing in the eyes. Unfortunately. CHR’s environment is full of plants and trees. we are not given an opportunity to wander around in the office or to have a tour inside the office to observe more of their environment and working spaces. and its surroundings and environment. Mandate of the Office .

- The left side of the logo is rendered in “sky blue” which connotes “the right to advance ones well-being and social. 163. a dove bearing an olive branch signifying “peace” and a pair of scales symbolizing “justice”. mental and physical development”. CHR is an independent office created under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and established on May 5. and also when the Philippine Constitution ratified with the Filipino people. Additional Information: (Not Included in the report) Symbolism of the Logo of the Commission on Human Rights - The logo consists of a circle which is divided into two (2) equal parts signifying “equality” in consonance with the principle that “All men shall be equal before the law” and represents the two-fold mandate of the CHR that is “the promotion and protection of human rights”.  CHR mandates are from the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the other laws that have also entrusted other roles to us to protect and promote human rights and the human dignity of every Filipino and everyone in the Philippines. The right side in “gold is “to spur public awareness of the value of human dignity and the inalienable right to exercise human rights and liberties”. 1987 by virtue of Executive Order No. .History  Existing in almost 30 years.

protected and fulfilled by the state in accordance with universal human rights principles and standards.Commission’s Vision  A Philippine society where human rights and fundamental freedoms are fully enjoyed by everyone. Commission’s Goal Statement “To be the prime mover in strengthening respect. on the basis of equality and nondiscrimination. marginalized and vulnerable groups including but not limited to children. their families as well as those witnesses whose testimony is vital in the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations.  CHR works for the empowerment of all rights-holders with a special focus on the disadvantaged.  We provide particular attention to victims of human rights violations. persons deprived of liberty. the Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensure the primacy of all human rights to their protection. indigenous peoples. displaced persons. promotion. We provide services to both rights-holders and dutybearers. women and girls. in particular for those who are marginalized and vulnerable. persons with disability/ies. workers. including migrant workers.” Commission on Human Rights Main Purposes  The Constitution mandates the CHR to serve all persons within the Philippines and Filipinos abroad. persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGIE). unity and nation-building. Commission’s Main Objective . understanding and practice of human rights as the essential corner stone of peace. Commission’s Mission  As an independent national human rights institution. Elderly. and are respected. and in compliance with its obligations under the international human rights instruments. persons living in poverty. workers in the formal and informal economy. and fulfillment.

 To promote the universality. Forensic Center Next Page >> Organizational Structure Chart .  To interpret the CHR constitutional mandate as widely and comprehensively as possible. indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights. To instill awareness of universal human rights values and principles among the various sectors of society. administrative and judicial policies. Field Operations Office 3.  To establish and strengthen cooperation with a wide range of organizations and groups. Organizational Structure of the Commission Office  The Commission is composed of a Chairperson and four members. Human Rights Education. programs and measures. General Administration Office 9. The Constitution requires that a majority of the Commission’s members must be lawyers. Human Rights Centers Management Office 7.  The Commission has 10 division offices: 1. Human Rights Policy Advisory Office 6.  To monitor the observance of human rights and to prevent and investigate their violation. Financial Administration Office 10. Information Systems management Office 2. Strategic Planning and Development Office 8.  To advocate for a human rights approach to legislative. Human Rights Protection Office 4. Research and Promotion Office 5.