Discrimination has no place in our society – Angara
Senator Sonny Angara has pushed for the passage of a more comprehensive anti-discrimination law in the country.
“Discrimination, in any shape or form, has no place in Philippine society,” he said in a Facebook post in the wake of the controversial incident when a transgender woman was barred from using a women’s restroom at a shopping mall in Cubao.
“No one should feel helpless when faced with discrimination,” he added.
Angara earlier filed Senate Bill No. 137 or the proposed Comprehensive Discrimination Act that prohibits discriminatory practices based on age, race, religious belief, political belief, social class, and health status. Violators may face a penalty of imprisonment of up to six years and fine of up to P500,000.