Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the departure of Sister Patricia Fox from the Philippines

Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the departure of Sister Patricia Fox from the Philippines

As a fellow human rights defender, we recognise with gratitude the dedication of Sister Patricia Fox to the human rights cause in the Philippines, especially for our farmers, labourers, and the urban poor. Founded on the universality of human rights, being a foreign national did not prevent her from dedicating almost three decades of her life addressing, within her means, an array of injustices and violations against the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalised in our country.

The Commission continues to remind the government of its human rights obligations to all persons in the country, Filipino or otherwise, in line with the human rights conventions it has accepted in the interest of upholding the dignity of all.