CHR: Limiting female cops is against Magna Carta women
Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) – November 8, 2018 – 11:17
MANILA, Philippines – The Human Rights Commission on Thursday reminded the Filipino police that limiting the number of female police officers is not in line with the provisions of Magna Carta for Women.
This, after Oscar Albayalde, General Director of PNP, rejected the invitation of the representative of Johnny Pimentel (Surigao del Sur) to raise up to 20% of the annual amounts for training and education for female officers.
Albayalde claims that she has exceeded the 10% contingent for women admitted under the PNP reform and the reorganization law.
"But we're sticking to 10 percent because there are restrictions for women: if she gets married, she'll get pregnant … especially now, maternity leave is longer," said the highest police officer in the country, combining English and Filipino.
But CHR spokeswoman Jacqueline De Guia stressed that the Magna Carta of Woman clearly states that women employed in PNP and other allied services must achieve 50 percent of the passage of law.
Republic Act 9710 or Magna Carta of Women was signed in 2009.
"In the next five years, there will be an increase in female employment and training in the police, judicial and medico-legal services, legal services and social services for women who are victims of crime related to the sex of 50 percent of its staff", reads. Item 9 of the measure.
"This is Magna Carta on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Women & # 39; s next year, the 10-percent limit is not supported and grounded," said De Guia.
A CHR spokeswoman added that Albayalde citing pregnancy and extended maternity leave to justify the 10-percent limit "is contrary to the spirit and intention of Magna Carta Women to ban all forms of discrimination against women and the right to maternity leave in women's gender recognition. "