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Lawmakers set up Makatao, bulwark against rights abuses

Lawmakers from the House of Representatives crossed party lines on Monday to announce the formation of a new human rights-focused coalition, the Mambabatas para sa Karapatang Pantao, or Makatao. According to its lead convenor, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Makatao will take on the mantle of human rights defenders in the halls of Congress by creating and expediting quality human rights legislation and acting as a brake on laws that curtail human rights. The group s first priority, Lagman said, would be the en

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