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Bikers from Eastern Visayas join the “ride for your rights”
The “Ride for your Rights” event, held in the area on Sunday to recognize International Human Rights Day, has at least 50 bikers from various organizations participating.
The Advocacy Bike Ride, organized by Youth for Human Rights International-Eastern Visayas, began at the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) regional office in this city and traveled via the MacArthur Memorial Park, the new Leyte Capitol, and concluded at the Boys Scout Monument in Palo town.
The event, according to CHR Eastern Visayas Regional Director Desiree Pontejos, was intended to remind everyone of their rights and the need to respect those of others.
Pontejos claimed that regional violations of human rights have decreased recently. She omitted statistics, though.
“We are pleased that the number of recent complaints filed involving violations of human rights has decreased. I urge everyone to promote and maintain the importance of human rights, continued Pontejos.
Police officers and representatives of the Hands Off Our Children Movement-Eastern Visayas, an organization opposed to the New People’s Army’s recruiting of children, are also present at the event (NPA).
The activity came to an end with the participation of the government and non-government organizations signing a manifesto of support.
According to the manifesto, the group vehemently rejects the NPA’s violations of human rights, demands compensation for communist atrocity victims, and begs for an end to armed communist rebel assassinations.
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