Friday, September 16, 2011

How much is your worth?

“Human Rights makes us Human” was the statement that I will never forget when I attended the premier night of “Kinse”, a film produced by ANC Channel for their 15 years in the public service. “Kinse” is composed of 15 short stories films about Human Rights such as the Reproductive Health, LGBT or Equality, Respect, Intolerance, Right to live, and Environmental awareness. The film shows almost all aspects or issues that the Philippines is facing today.

Based on the Internet, Human rights are "basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status." Human rights are conceived as universal and egalitarian, with all people having equal rights by virtue of being human.These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law. The doctrine of human rights in international practice, within international law, global and regional institutions, in the policies of states and the activities of non-governmental organisations has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world. It has been said that: "if the public discourse of peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral language, it is that of human rights." Despite this, the strong claims made by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable skepticism, debates about the content, nature and justifications of human rights continue to this day.-wiki

Because of poverty. Majority of the population lack of formal education and because of corruption from the greediness of some government officials, those who commited that sin of depriving the need of the poor people of what is due to them is a direct violation of human rights. The government is establish to protect, serve and ensure the health and security of it’s coutrymen. When some government officials right now were still campaigning, all flatporms, issues and arguments are always for the progress of the common people or constituents. Now they are in position, where are those promises?

In the states, people are disciplined, polite and I would say has a sense of honor. When some congressmen has been expose to some misconduct, they resigned or even commited suicide. For our experience right now, a lot of stories, a lot of public hearings about our former government executives and yet, untill now, there is no definite judgement. Is it about our culture? Is it about us giving them a chance to do it to us? Are we that stupid not to know what is right and wrong? Are we a nation which is only worth 500 pesos per election? Ask yourself….where is your human rights?

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