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Bataan Cong Roman praises Orani officials for anti-discrimination policy

Jan 14, 2019 @ 8:02

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman is ecstatic Monday over the passage of a municipal ordinance in Orani town prohibiting discrimination.

“I am very proud of Orani for many, many things, but I am even prouder of my hometown today after learning that the Sangguniang Bayan of Orani had recently passed an ordinance PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION in the Municipality of Orani on the basis of ‘Disability, Age, Civil Status, Health Status, Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)’,” Roman said on her Facebook page.

The transgender politiko shared an article on social news portal 1Bataan about Orani Municipal Ordinance No. 17 that penalizes anyone who discriminates against women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, senior citizens, and people with disability.

According to the article, violators will be fined P1,000 or 30-day imprisonment on first offense; P1,500 or 30-day imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court, on second offense; and P2,500 or 30-day imprisonment on third offense.

Roman said the ordinance “is in congruence with our Constitution, which provides that the State values the dignity of every human being and guarantees full respect for human rights.”

“Thank you, Orani, for embracing diversity and inclusivity! Thank you for fighting for FREEDOM, ACCEPTANCE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS!,” she added.

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