Article III of the 1987 Philippine Constitution entitled as the “Bill of Rights” or simple
the charter of rights. This charter serves as our protection against VIOLATIONS from the
government and any individual.
There are a lot of grievances arises due to violence and discrimination. For better
understanding, let us first define the two words- violence and discrimination. Violence
connotes as “the abuse of force”. That force which is employed against common right, against
the law, and against public liberty. On the other hand, discriminations means unequal
treatment of persons, for a reason which has nothing to do with legal rights or ability. In that
we can now discussed the topic pertaining to violence and discrimination respectively.
Every individual has the right on three things specified as the right to life, liberty and
property. First, Right to life means nobody in this world can try to end your life. This talks
with the quality of life. Secondly, right to liberty connotes the right to be free. And lastly, right
to property pertains to your right to own anything without any threat being forced. For these
rights of an individual, we can now say that we must now take any actions unlawful or violate
and discriminate one’s right. Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem
excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law excuses not" and "ignorance of law excuses no one"
respectively) is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not
escape liability for violating that law merely because one was unaware of its content. Hence,
we connote that respect one’s right for you not to punish.
Every person has the parity access to avoid violence and discrimination. Normal and
uncased person is indeed has their rights effectively. However, even the person accused with
some allegations has a lot of rights. One of this rights is the “Miranda Rights” which refers to
the right to remain silence. He/she has also the “Rights to presumption of innocence”, this
means the accused will be remain innocent until proven guilty upon due process of the law
and equal protection of the law. They have also the “Right against the torture, force, violence,
threat, and intimidation”, this refers to the protection that a police officer cannot slap beat,
threaten, or intimidate an accused in custody or custodial investigation. They have also the
“Right against cruel degrading inhumane punishment “this connotes the prohibition of cruel
punishment like cutting fingers or cutting penis of a rapist. Lastly, they have also the right to
bail, right against the infliction of death penalty and right against double jeopardy. These are
the legal point of view in terms of protection against violence and discrimination.
As the record of the judicial branch of the country, women are indeed prone to
violence and discrimination. They are being badgered, brawled, and have a wretched life due
to threats of their life as a women (viewed as weak compared to men). Ample population
here in the Philippines are experiencing violence and discrimination and that is indeed
doleful. Be reminded that it is a noxious for a person if they are being threatened due to
unlawful acts. They are being mistreat due to their status, capability, educational attainment
and other personal flaws they have. Let us vanish the old tradition of being too harsh to every
individual. We are loving son and daughters of God, so, let us eradicate the trait of being
harsh to others. Let us deference one’s right and stop the inhumane actions. Let us all raised
our voice to shout for loving, caring and equal treatment to avoid discrimination. Let be
respect be our vanguard to eradication violence. We are all human. We are all have the access
to our rights and let it be- never blocked one’s rights. Let’s fabricate our country and even
the world with lawful, parity, safe, harmonious, and caring shelter.
Let be a benison to one another not a threat. Deference everyone’s right. Let us help
ourselves to have a convivial environment. Let our calaboose empty!