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Support House Bills 4121 & 4631!

June 6, 2011

Join us in our aim for 300,000 signatures to support House Bills 4121 [click to read hb4121.htm] & 4631 [click to read hb4631.htm]!

SIGN UP IN THE ONLINE CAMPAIGN!

HB 4121 SIGN LANGUAGE TV NEWS INSET

HB 4631 COURT INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF

Support House Bill 4121 so that the Deaf in the Philippines can watch and understand the news, be informed, and be alert for emergencies like typhoons, earthquakes and other calamities.  The Deaf SHOULD NOT BE LEFT OUT and must have access to a timely and relevant information that broadcast news provides.

Support House Bill 4631 and let there be ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR THE DEAF. Data from the Philippine Deaf Resource Center (PDRC) show that one out of three women is a victim of rape while 65 to 70% of deaf children are molested. Of the 82 cases they monitored, 67% of deaf complainants lodged rape complaints while 32% of deaf respondents were accused of theft. With the high incidence of criminal cases involving deaf persons, there is a need for interpreters during investigative and judicial proceedings. House Bill 4631 proposes a system that would be in place so that interpreters for the Deaf would be present during government proceedings whether it is a police investigation or court and public hearings. Show your support for HB 4631 and put an end to the great injustice and disparity afflicting the Deaf.

For details, please click housebills4deaf.webs.com

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2 comments

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  2. Be a deaf advocate!!!



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