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OUR MISSION is to protect and promote human rights and access to justice of LGBTs. To raise awareness and sensitize Philippine society about LGBT issues and concerns. To address health issues and concerns of LGBTs. To initiate economic and social support projects for LGBTs, especially those marginalized. OUR SOCIETAL VISION is a society free from gender and sexuality-based oppression, prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. OUR ORGANIZATIONAL VISION, Ladlad Partylist is an inclusive, sustainable, and responsive national LGBT organization that endeavors to consolidate, empower, strengthen and represent the LGBT community.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

LADLAD FILES MANIFESTATION TO RUN IN PARTY-LIST ELECTIONS


Ang Ladlad Party List, which waged a dogged and determined fight for accreditation by the Commission on Elections, filed today its manifestation to participate in the May 2013 elections. Ang Ladlad Chairman and second nominee Danton Remoto filed the papers and led the Ang Ladlad delegation at the Comelec. Remoto was a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Communications Officer at the United Nations Development Programme, and is now the Head of Research at TV5. He is also a published writer and seasoned journalist.

“This is a historic moment for us, since the Comelec is no longer in the way of our journey to victory in the elections, the way it used to. I had to file a suit against the Comelec in 2010 so the Supreme Court could finally allow us to run. Now, victory looms clear in the horizon,” said Professor Remoto.

The other nominees of Ang Ladlad Party List are Ms. Bemz Benedito, a sociologist who studied at Ateneo de Manila University; Atty. Germaine Trittle Leonin, who studied at the University of the Philippines; Atty. Raymond Alikpala, who has worked with the United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights;  and Mr. Wilfredo Villocino, who is an officer of the Gender and Development Office of Davao City.

Ang Ladlad’s platforms include: support for the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Bill; setting up of livelihood centers for LGBTs who are poor and persons with disabilities; support for LGBT-friendly businesses; setting up of homes for the aged LGBTs as well as centers for information dissemination on legal, psychological and HIV-AIDS issues. 

Contrary to the claims of its detractors, Ang Ladlad does not advocate same-sex marriage. Rather, it is focused on giving equal rights in schools, the workplace, and to people seeking licenses to practice their professions.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings -

    I thought perhaps you folks might be interested, as I cited one of your articles in my piece on Manny Pacquiao:

    http://inourwordsblog.com/2012/06/25/how-far-do-we-extend-respect-reviewing-manny-pacquiaos-statements-on-same-sex-marriage/

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