CHR: Women Police Restrictions Against Women's Magna Carta
Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) – November 8, 2018 – 11:17 am
The Philippine Commission on Human Rights reminded that the Philippine National Police Agency violates the Magna Carta for Women policy.
PNP Secretary General Oscar Albayalde countered after Johnny Pimentel (Surigao del Sur) urged female executives to raise their annual education and education quota by 20 percent.
Albayalde thought that it exceeded 10% of women allowed under the PNP Reform and Reconstruction Act.
"But we adhere to 10 percent because of the limitations we have on women," said Britain and the Philippines in a mix of marriage and pregnancy, especially now that maternity leave is longer.
However, CHR spokeswoman Jacqueline De Guia said that women's Magna Carta explicitly stressed that female employees of the PNP and other related services must reach 50% of the law passed.
In 2009 Republic Act 9710 or Magna Carta of Women was signed.
"Within the next five years, women's recruitment and training in police forces, forensic and legal services, and social work services provided by women who are victims of sex-related crimes will increase steadily, and 50% of those employees must be women." Section 9 reads.
"Next year will be the Magna Carta, the 10th anniversary of the women's 10-percent limit," he said.
A CHR spokesman said Albayalde cited pregnancy and extended maternity leave to justify the 10% limit, saying, "In the spirit of the Magna Carta woman, which prohibits all forms of discrimination against women and maternity leave I added, "I need it."