Tingog sponsors World Humanitarian Day 2023 exhibit at House of Representatives

August 19, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 318 views

TINGOG Representative Jude Acidre has lead the World Humanitarian Day Exhibit at the House of Representatives .

The event was organized by the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) Foundation Incorporated in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and sponsored by Tingog Party-list.

During Deputy Speaker Rep. Kristine Singson-Meehan’s opening remarks, she recognized the untiring efforts of PLCPD, UNHCR, and the Office of Cong. Jude Acidre in advancing humanitarian works for the Filipinos

House Bill (HB) No. 05 or the On-Site, In-City Near City Local Government Resettlement Program, House Bill (HB) No. 8269 or the Protecting the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and House Bill No. 7354 or the Permanent Evacuation Centers which are all approved by the plenary on third reading are only some of the initiative bills that the partylist has authored to address their plight.

In his message, Acidre encouraged everyone to remember that “we are all part of a global community with a shared responsibility to alleviate suffering. He also said that it is high time to celebrate the countless stories of compassion, sacrifice, and hope that stem from humanitarian work on migration and refugees.”

“Let’s recommit ourselves to creating a world where every person, regardless of their background, can find safety, dignity, and the chance to flourish,” Acidre added.

Also present during the ribbon cutting were Reps. Patrick Michael Vargas, Angelica Natasha Co, France Castro, Jose Gay Padiernos and Marissa Magsino. They were also joined by the Head of UNHCR Philippine Office, Atty. Maria Ermina Valdeavilla-Gallardo, Chief State Counsel Dennis Chan from the Department of Justice, and PLCPD Executive Director Mr. Romeo Dongeto

The exhibit last3: until August 17, 2023 and can be found at the South Wing Lobby of the House of Representatives.