During the 2023 Culmination Night of the National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) led by the Commission on Human Rights,  DSWD Field Office 3 – Central Luzon Protective Services Division was given the Special Citation for Gawad Tanggol Karapatan as part of the Gawad Karapatang Pantao 2023. 

Chairperson Richard P. Palpal-Latoc shared in his speech, “We applaud your exceptional demonstration of intelligence and the indispensable attitude required to actualize the state’s obligation to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. Each awardee has become a beacon of inspiration embodying the principles and shrine in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” 

The Gawad Tanggol Karapatan is conferred to an individual or group of individuals working within the government agency whose program has exceptionally contributed to the protection of human rights.

The observance of the celebration of NHRCW and 75th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) aim to promote and protect human rights, along with different civil society and people’s organizations and government agencies the culmination night was held to uplift the duty bearers and right holders in fulfilling their obligations to human rights.###