Ang parusang bitay ay kailanman hindi nagsilbi sa kapakanan ng hustisya; bagkus, ito’y ginamit upang kitlin ang mga kalayaan at karapatan ng mamamayang Pilipino.
Universal coverage of healthcare means that everyone in the population has access to appropriate promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare when they need it and at an affordable cost.
Isinasaad mismo ng Universal Declaration on Human Rights noon pang 1948 na ang mga mamamayan ng isang bansa ay makakamit lamang ang mga karapatang sibil at pampulitika, at ang kalayaan mula sa takot at kasalatan, kung tinatamasa nila ang mga karapatang pang-ekonomya, panlipunan at pangkultura.
In poverty, we find the denial of human rights, which in turn deepens the situation of poverty and intensifies and consequently multiplies human rights violations.
The human rights community will demand and expect a substantial and meaningful program of government that is based on human rights principles and a system of governance that is transparent, responsible, based on the rule of law, accountable and participatory.
Anti-torture advocates should continue to be watchful to ensure that the law, which took 22 years to be passed, will effectively protect the citizens from torture and other cruel forms of treatment, and that perpetrators will be brought to justice.