From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Aug 19): ADVANCEMENT OF IHL | PN takes part in the Humanitarian Law commemoration
NAVAL STATION JOSE ANDRADA, Roxas Blvd, Manila (DWDD) – As part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’s commitment and adherence to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the Philippine Navy (PN), through the PN Human Rights Office (PNHRO), actively took part in the series of activities in line with the commemoration of the 2017 IHL Month celebration with the theme: “The Advancement of IHL is the Shared Responsibility of All, Pagsulong ng International Humanitarian Law, Pananagutan ng Lahat”.
On August 7, the Acting Chief, PNHRO, Capt. Primitivo S. Decio Jr, led the recitation of the AFP Soldiers pledge of reaffirmation of commitment and support to IHL during the Flag Raising Ceremony at Headquarters Philippine Navy.
On the same day, the PNHRO attended the International Humanitarian Law Seminar-Workshop and Symposium on Internally Displaced Persons hosted by the Department of Education (DepEd) at the Department of Education Central Office, Bulwagan ng Karunungan, Meralco Ave., Pasig City.
PN personnel from different units also joined the Run For Humanity on August 12 at Liwasang Ullalim in CCP Complex hosted by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Pasay City Chapter. This yearly fun run was also participated by different government organizations, stakeholders, and IHL Ad hoc committee members.
Lastly, PNHRO attended a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on August 14. It was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony for the photo exhibit and showing of IHL video clips entitled “Rules of War” and “Emblems”. The symbolic Flag of IHL known as the “IHL Flag” was also raised. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, National Defense Secretary Delfin N Lorenzana, and PRC Chairman Sen. Richard Gordon were among the prominent personalities present during the said activity. NPAO / MCAG