The Philippines is one of the most unequal countries in the world.
With a poverty rate of 25 percent and a per capita GDP of US$13,600, its people are among the most vulnerable.
A growing number of Filipinos are asking: what’s the right way forward?
We need a way to fix it.
This is a complex problem that requires all of us to work together and take on the challenges ahead, according to the Philippines’ top lawyer, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
Trillanes said the country needs to take steps to improve its governance.
We must work with our international partners, especially those who are in the Philippines, to develop a strategy to address this problem.
The Philippines’ legal system, he said, has a lot to say about this.
The country’s high rate of incarceration, which is disproportionately high for men and women of color, is linked to poverty, high incarceration rates, and a high rate and a disproportionate incarceration of people with disabilities, he explained.
Poverty is linked not only to the lack of opportunities for Filipinos but also to a failure to address the root causes of poverty and the barriers to people living in poverty, he added.
That’s why it’s imperative for us to address these issues.
If we don’t take steps, we can see a more unequal country, Trillayso said.
Our country needs more equitable access to justice, Trilayso argued.
The Philippines has one of Latin America’s largest and most complex prison systems, with more than 3,400 people in jail.
Most of them are in overcrowded prisons, according, and there are more than 1.5 million people behind bars in the country.
In December, the Supreme Court said it would rule on a request by Trillayas family for a nationwide moratorium on the death penalty, a move that would have led to the release of 1,200 inmates.
On June 1, the Philippines Supreme Court unanimously declared the death sentence unconstitutional.
Trillaysos father was executed for murder in 1996.
The man was convicted of a murder that had taken place at a bar.
Trillianas family sued the government for damages.
It won an injunction and an injunction in a separate case.
Then, in July, the country’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the death row decision, ruling that the death sentences were not arbitrary.
The ruling set the stage for a new debate on the countrys death penalty and death penalty reform.
Trilaysos family is now trying to persuade the Supreme Judicial Tribunal of the country to declare its moratorium.
Triliaysos son is serving a life sentence for the murder of a policeman and a soldier, Trillianas’ nephew.
The court will hear the case on Dec. 15.
In addition to the Duterte administration, Triliayso has launched an initiative to make sure the country is able to address its poverty.
The president said he would create an agency to deal with the issue.
I believe that a country like ours has the ability to solve this problem because we have the capacity and will to do it, he told the forum.
But I’m asking you to take it on yourself to help us with our own initiative, Trilianas said.
The president’s proposal will be presented to the country on Dec 1.