TAÑADA CHAIRS CONGRESS’ HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

TAÑADA CHAIRS CONGRESS’ HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

 

Serving on his 2nd term, Representative Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III (4th District,   Quezon Province ) was designated chair of the Committee on Human Rights of the 14th Congress.   Even before he became a legislator, Erin was a human rights and labor lawyer of the Tañada, Vivo and Tan.  He had his share of sleeping in the picket lines with striking workers and counsel for farmers fighting for their land.

 

Consistent with the Tañada legacy of pushing for policies that would promote human rights, Erin was one of the principal authors of the bill that later on became law repealing the death penalty.   He was one of those who voted against the Human Security Act, co-authored the bills that penalizes torture and enforced or involuntary disappearance.

 

As Chair of this sensitive committee, Erin has high hopes that the Human Rights Compensation Bill will become law in the 14th Congress. 

 

Erin is the grandson of the late Senator Lorenzo M. Tañada and son of former Senator Wigberto E. Tañada.

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