QC mayor orders listup of LGBTs in QC Hall
Posted: 2017-Sep-11 08.28.03 UTC+0800
QUEZON CITY — Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has ordered the creation of an association of city government employees who belong to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) community.
In his memorandum to all heads of City Hall departments and offices, he directed the submission of a list of all employees - whether permanent, contractual or with job orders — who identify themselves as belonging to the LGBT community in compliance with City Ordinance 2357-2014, otherwise known as The Quezon City Gender-Fair Ordinance.
"The purpose of the said list is for registration, profiling and inclusion for the Quezon City Transgender Employees and Gay Association (QC TEGA), the deadline set for the submission of the list is on 15 September 2017," the mayor's memorandum read.
According to the City Ordinance, it is the policy of the Quezon City government "to actively work for the elimination of all forms of discrimination that violate the equal protection clause of the Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution, existing laws, and The Yogyakarta Principles; and to value the dignity of every person, guarantee full respect for human rights and give the highest priority to measures that protect and enhance the right of all people; regardless of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)." (PIA)