By JC Gotinga and Paolo Taruc
A U.N. committee raised several concerns on the state of human rights in the Philippines over the Arroyo, Aquino and Duterte administrations during a periodic review of the country held September 28 to 29 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 18-member U.N. Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights probed the Philippine delegation on issues, such as poverty, education, labor, human trafficking, homelessness and gender equality.
Apart from looking at current issues, the committee also studied a 2014 consolidated report submitted by the Philippines. The country was last reviewed in 2008.
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