A two-day National Summit on Enhancing the Dignity of Persons Deprived of Liberty was held November 16 and 17 at the Diamond Hotel, Manila . The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology headed the organizing committee.
ACE IPI’s VP, NCR, Tess Gomez was invited as member of the technical working group and as workshop facilitator on the “Community” pillar of the criminal justice system. She also represented the NGO community and signed, together with the heads of the key concerned agencies, a common Declaration / Call to Action. The Summit was attended by 220 participants from government, church, private sectors including NGO’s and Media.