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Rights and Disabilities: A glance at the picture of disability - Philippine Human Rights Information Center


More than sixty years ago when the did not portray the Declaration of Human rights was launched by the United NationsBut when talking about the human rights, what first enters our mind. Otherwise just come into our minds almost one and a half million Filipinos who are weeping also for right and freedom. In recent decades, a fact that we disabled people will have to leave and missed of society, even of those who struggle for the rights of Filipinos.

There are three traditional views about disability that was the root of this condition. The first comes from a model of all staff So here, we persons with disabilities are considered to be inherently weak, helpless and in need of continued assistance.

The second is based in turn on a medical perspective. We people with disabilities were either sick or weakened by illness So according to this perspective, the only requirement we have just the remedy according to medicine or treatment. The third is the perspective according to competence Here, the majority is considered to be he norm, or normal, and we with disabilities are defective, crippled or with lack. According to this perspective, the requirement also we have facilities and activities that makapapanumbalik in our competence, and be like that again in the majority.

Up to now the three traditional perspective that it is he still motivates the government in the planning of programs and services for those with disabilities.

It also became the cause of constantly setting and treating lightly on our disabled, and large contravention of our rights. Be institutional or individual, the discrimination that we are experiencing requires a new philosophy. According to the UNCRPD the existence of various differences (e.g, deaf, blind, people with awtismo, Down’s Syndrome, disability and social interaction, chronic medical conditions, people using crutches or wheelchair, etc.), are a natural part of the variegated weave of humanity. So in the hopes that the world without discrimination and the denial according to disability, all is normal. Because after all, after all we are the same person, but it does not mean that we are equal. The habit and spleen-around that he was the cause of the obstruction and barriers to the full participation of our disabled people will need to change and remove. There are several standards and principles of the UNCRPD that are not found in other agreements of the UN: Even real so many problems that the needy face in the sector we have a disability, absolutely not we withdraw. We continue to claim and champion our natural rights, freedom, and position in society. It is our fervent desire that one day will receive also we as creatures that are part of the give-brightness and wealth to the whole mankind. In the year, the Coalition for the UNCRPD in the Philippines will send that report to the UNCRPD International Committee adaptation in the responses and experiences of Filipinos with disabilities regarding the implementation of the government of the UNCRPD. Up to the present, not yet nakakapagsumite the government of his State Report that delayed that from when.

Retraction of Jose Rizal: new documents and perspectives

For that he also discarded his heroism

According to some, is Jose Rizal, who was slain by the kolonyalistang Spanish, has become a hero because of his wrote to destroy the idea of colonialism and liberate the mind we are to form the country the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and his essay on La Solidaridad, that determined beliefs that are blinding us, especially the compliance to the wishes of the friar as the messenger of GodBut, some time before he shoot, signed by it's a document that says he raw is a Catholic and retracting him all of his writings against the church. Identified the document as the retraktasyon, “The Retraction. ” Because of his conversion to the church, married they of Josephine Bracken, his last love. According to some, it increasingly became the great Rizal in recognition of his errors against faith. But for many, not convincing in the last moments of his life, he would recall his writings, the cause of him its hero. Even found the said documents of retraktasyon in, continues the doubt. Especially to be considered unique eyewitness account of the incident written by the Half-Father Vicente Balaguer. How all of us, the reasonable Rizal was suddenly awakened several times, four times, later, nagpamisa, nangomunyon and nagrosaryo yet. Weird for some, including me. I was one of those historians that do not believe in retraktasyon. ” One can only magresolba it, I said if there will be another eyewitness account of the night and morning that can attest or refute the retraktasyon or in the testimony of Father Balaguer.

In the documents of the spy Spanish called already a government de Vigilancia, found the report written on the day of the death of Rizal's Federico Moreno, that the narrative of the revelation to him of an agent of the already a government de Vigilancia, a guard at the cell of Rizal, therefore, an “additional independent eyewitness account.

” According to the statement, write Rizal was a role that he heard the retraktasyon. Also mentioned the two priests Jesuits to enter in the dungeon's Father Jose Vilaclara and Father Estanislao March, and two other people, were Juan del Fresno and Eloy Moure. And the ripping, recorded by Moreno, all of who are entered in the cell that night, nor sometimes, there is no cited with trespassing Padre Balaguer. Mean nothing is Padre Balaguer there, can secondary source that only he and interviewed only of Father Vilaclara and Father March to build his testimony. I have a huge belief that there is no reason to lie to the guards or is Moreno especially and they made the notes in exactly that time. Recently, a copy of “De La Imitacion de Cristo” written by Thomas á Kempis the left to the Director of the National Museum of the Philippines, Jeremy Barns. This is the very copy given by Rizal with Josephine Bracken in his last visit here on the day of his death. He wrote here, “To my dear and unhappy wife, Josephine, December th, Jose Rizal. ” Except he called “wife” or wife here, Josephine, that can be magpatungkol to the legality of their marriage, the very book that he gave to the last woman he loved was a book about mimicking the path of Christ.

And for me, not ending the “Retraction Controversy

He died a Christian. The cross is the universal symbol of the Christian. Reminded me of Prop. Wensley Reyes The Philippine Normal University in the two writings of Rizal before die he spoke of this symbol.

In his final instructions to the family that they have not received until in (the letters will become part of the donation of the Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto Martinez Artajo y Alvarez in the Philippine government): “Bury me in the ground.

Check you the of a stone and the CROSS. My name, day of birth and of death. If you then want to yard my tomb, you can take. No more anniversary Better if the Feet of the Mountain. Mercy you, Josephine.

” In his last poem, mentioned also include the name of the cross on his grave twice.

If you look at it, Rizal wants to give a Christian burial, samatuwid, died a Christian Catholic.

So turn on the light brought by the new documents and new interpretation, can therefore Jose Rizal was also hires. Can true the retraktasyon. There is a reason why he wrote the document. But it is really if it is true. Change is the commitment and achievements of a person in his whole life of affirmation and boldness of a paper that he had signed on the day of his death.