VP Robredo renews call to pass SOGIE bill

VP Robredo renews call to pass SOGIE bill

The Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo calls for the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression or SOGIE bill.

The incident in Farmers Plaza involving transgender Gretchen Diez, happened when he was barred by the women’s restroom janitress, she was later sent to the police station in handcuffs by mall security personnel.

Diez, filed a complaint against the janitress for discrimination after her release.

VP Leni Robredo
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The Vice President said she co-authored the bill in the 16th Congress, described the incident as “unfortunate,” which she said, “should not have happened” to transwoman Diez.

Robredo sees the need to pass the anti-discrimination bill to address the situation.

“Sa akin, iyong hope ko, na sana itong incident na ito, no matter how unfortunate, maging daan para finally ma-realize ng ating mga lawmakers na it’s about time na ipasa natin [itong bill na ito]… Ang tagal na nitong nakabinbin,” she said in an interview with One Media TV48 Naga.
(For me, I hope this incident, no matter how unfortunate, will pave the way for our lawmakers to finally realize it’s about time to pass this bill. This has not been passed for a long time.)
VP Robredo cited the “responsibility” of the public to ensure equality both in the “eyes of the law and the people.”
“Baka maging daan iyon para ma-realize ng marami nating mga kababayan na iyong diskriminasyon talagang nangyayari, na mayroon tayong mga kasama na dapat sana ine-enjoy iyong karapatan na ine-enjoy natin, pero hindi na-e-enjoy [ang mga karapatang iyon] dahil sa diskriminasyon,” she said.
(The incident could be a way for many of our countrymen to realize the discrimination is really happening, that our fellow citizens should be enjoying the rights we enjoy, but they weren’t because of discrimination.)

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