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Hon. Loretta Ann P. Rosales, Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP), is the guest of honor and speaker during the 64th Commencement Exercises of Northern Christian College (NCC) on April 9, 2011, Saturday, 4 p.m. at the EZE Front Lawn.

Prof. Rosales, popularly known as Etta Rosales, has been an active and committed human rights advocate. She was appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to head the country’s CHRP as a replacement to Hon. Leila De Lima, now Justice Secretary. Moreover, Prof. Rosales serves as the chair of South East Asian National Human Rights Institutions.


True to her advocacy in the promotion and protection of human rights, Chair Rosales was three times party list representative of the AKBAYAN Citizen’s Action Party to the House of Representatives from the 11th to the 14th Congress (1998-2007). She, likewise, is chair emeritus of the same party and vice-president of the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), a nationwide coalition conducting advocacy work which focuses on fiscal, monetary and debt issues related to the Multilateral Development Banks and on social service provision like power and water.

Besides AKBAYAN and FDC, she earned distinctions in both local and international arena such as serving as Co-chair, Philippine Coalition for the International Criminal Court; President, Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), Chair, Claimants 1081 and First Quarter Storm Foundations, Honorary Chair, TEACHERS, Inc.

She is also an active member of international human rights organizations namely: Philippine Working Group, ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism and The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). Moreover, she is the current Senior Advisor of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentarians Myanmar Caucus.

To show her deep concern to her fellow educators of the country, Prof. Rosales founded “Alliance of Concerned Teachers” (ACT) party list on June 26, 1982. The organization, known as the largest non-traditional teachers’ organization in the country, aims for the economic and political well-being, and for the genuine social transformation of teachers and all other non-teaching and non-academic personnel.

Chair Rosales finished her Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Services and Master of Arts in Asian Studies both at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She worked as college instructor and university lecturer on Philippine Social Sciences, History and the Philippine Constitution.

She joins the roster of highly-esteemed and top-caliber personalities in the country who served as guests of honor and speakers in NCC’s commencement exercises. With CHRP Chair Loretta Ann P. Rosales as this year’s commencement speaker only proves that NCC maintains its tradition of inviting distinguished speakers - a tradition which started in 1996 when Dr. Caesar I. Agnir became the college president.

Associate Justice Wenceslao I. Agnir, Jr., Court of Appeals, is the College’s Baccalaureate speaker.

Other equally inspiring speakers who are invited for the commencement exercises include: Dr. Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairman, Board of Nursing, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as the guest of honor and speaker in the 2011 Culminating Activity for the Related Learning Experiences of the College of Nursing and School of Midwifery on April 8; Ptr. Florentino A. Reyes, Jr. and Dr. Norma L. Fernando grace the Laboratory School’s baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies & closing exercises, respectively, on April 5; and Rev. Juan A. Marigza, UCCP Bishop Emeritus, and member of NCC Board of Trustees, for the Commissioning Rites of the College of Theology on April 7. # Christine Jacinto. Uploaded by Nelson Lacadin and Gregg Bonoan.

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