UP GLPP HOLDS ITS FOUR-PART WORKSHOP SERIES ON PROTECTING LBGBTQI+ FAMILIES UNDER THE CURRENT LEGAL FRAMEWORK
The UP Gender Law and Policy Program (UP GLPP) conducted a four-part workshop series entitled, “Protecting LGBTQI+ Families under the Current Legal Framework” last July and August 2021. The webinars provided comprehensive lectures and discussions on the legal protection provided by the current laws and jurisprudence, in the absence of marriage equality laws in the Philippines. The workshop was conducted to provide a deeper understanding of the rights and remedies available to LGBTQI+ individuals and their families. Over 500 registrants across the country took part in the event, with over 7,600 views on Facebook. The participants included students and professionals, both from the public and private sectors.
During the panel discussions, invited professors, legal experts, and government officials shared their knowledge, experiences, and expertise on different laws and regulations affecting the rights and welfare of LLGBTQI+ families, and the legal remedies available to them.
The Workshop would not be a success without the participation of the following invited speakers:
Rights and Remedies Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying on the Basis of SOGIESC – 3 July 2021
Atty. Jazz Tamayo (Rainbow Rights Philippines), Atty. Twyla A. Rubin (Commission on Human Rights), Atty. Claire De Leon (Babaylanes), and Ms. Shannon R. Gonzaga (LakanBini Advocates Pilipinas Inc.)
Children in LGBTQI+ Families: Adoption, Guardianship, and Legal Implications of Alternative Modes of Conception – 17 July 2021
Prof. Solomon F. Lumba (UP Law), Ms. Rosalie Preclaro, Atty. Germaine Trittle P. Leonin, Ms. Mary Antonette “Toni” P. Abuan, Mr. Jaime “Bong” Antonio, Jr., Mr. Lauro “Allan” Sambile, and Ms. Andrea Kristine Resurreccion
LGBTQI+ Incapacity of Partner, Medical and End-of-Life Decisions, and Inheritance – 7 August 2021
Prof. Ma. Carolina “Katrina” T. Legarda (UP Law), Prof. Roberto L. Figueroa (UP Law), and Prof. Sir Anril P. Tiatco (UP College of Arts and Letters)
LGBTQI+ Families: Property and Insurance – 21 August 2021
Prof. Virginia B. Viray (UP Law), Prof. Dionne Marie M. Sanchez (UP Law), Atty. Joanne Michelle D. Ocampo and Mr. Rafael Luigi E. Dato (Insurance Commission), Mr. Fernando F. Nicolas and Atty. Victorina “Reena” P. Pajarillo (Social Security System)