We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family, loved ones, colleagues, and friends of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Jose Luis Martin “Chito” C. Gascon for his untimely death.
Chairman Chito’s social and human rights activism had been prolific and evident through and through, especially throughout the period of dictatorship in our country that had dimmed and shunned democracy, human rights, and the Filipino people’s freedom.
May his legacy and contributions for the continued protection and promotion of our democratic foundations and that of our human rights live within the Filipino people.
His death is a loss of a pillar and a symbol of democracy and human rights of our nation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues at the CHR. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.