1st Southeast Asia human rights forum for police officials highlight security and HR cooperation

(Eagle News) — Delegates from the 10-member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recently visited the country to participate in the First Southeast Asia Human Rights Forum for police officials which started on April 27 and which will end on Thursday, April 30.

The ASEAN forum is related to security and human rights cooperation, which is now considered a vital factor in the ASEAN integration.

The four-day forum aims to develop a framework for human rights cooperation among the ASEAN nations in the context of security reforms and ASEAN integration 2015.

This activity is also done in cooperation with the Hanns Siedel Foundation-Germany.

In this episode of ASEAN in Focus aired on April 27 and 28, Police Chief Superintendent Antonio Viernes, Chief of the Philippine National Police Human Rights Affairs Office (HRAO), and Police Senior Supt. Leonardo Cesneros, assistant chief of the PNP – HRAO.

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This series and the program ASEAN IN FOCUS of NET 25 (Monday  to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with replays 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) is part of Eagle Broadcasting’s advocacy to promote awareness about the ASEAN region and the 2015 ASEAN integration.   ASEAN in Focus features news and other information about the ASEAN region and the ASEAN integration process, with  interviews of noted resource persons who share their views about the ASEAN integration process.

ASEAN in Focus is hosted by Alma Angeles, Neah Mangawang and Rachel Martin.  Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr., an executive fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is the program’s resident ASEAN resource person.