“The CHR congratulates President Duterte on his inauguration to high office and wish him much success in pursuing his mandate. The CHR looks forward to engaging with his administration on human rights as we each must do what we must,”said CHR director Chito Gascon.
Gascon said they are delighted with Duterte's attestation to hold fast to due procedure and principle of law in tending to issues that he will confront amid his incumbency.
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Duterte had been inconsistent with the human rights body over various issues previously, all the more as of late on his assault comment that brought about a CHR determination that discovered him at risk for abusing the Magna Carta of Women.
At a certain point, he called Gascon a "idiot" and focused on that he won't take after any mandate from the CHR administrator.
Gascon, then, focused on that they are only satisfying their capacities as commanded by the Constitution.
"He's not slanted to participate with us, but rather we won't quit attempting. Human rights is far too important as an issue and as a motivation that when he says he wouldn't like to converse with us, we'll surrender," he included.
In a late meeting with the media, Gascon said he would welcome a chance to meet with the President.
"He's the Chief Executive, the head of state. I know he's a bustling individual. I'm willing to wait, if the open door presents itself," Gascon said.
While he will meet with the President, Gascon said he is additionally not deciding out the likelihood that the Chief Executive will disregard him and his office.
"In the event that he picks not to meet with me, I won't have sleepless nights about it. I will attempt to connect with his administration, the distinctive offices, the police, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, any individual who's set up to listen or even the individuals who are not set up to tune in, insofar as they affect human rights, we will keep on pressing," he included.
The formation of the CHR was endorsed by the 1987 Constitution that was created after the fall of the tyranny.
Gascon said he won't venture down from office and would keep on fulfilling his capacity until the end of his term in 2022.
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