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STATEMENT NO. 3: Update on the Truth and Justice Committee – Composition

STATEMENT NO. 3: Update on the Truth and Justice Committee – Composition

Dear Parents, Students, Alumnae, and Friends,

I wish to inform you of the convening of the Committee on Truth and Justice last week. We prepared an announcement on the members of the Committee to be shared through our social media and mainstream media. You will see the announcement below.

On behalf of my fellow administrators, the faculty, and staff, I wish to take this chance to express my heartfelt gratitude for your suggestions and comments, and for being with us in our journey towards transformation.

Very sincerely,

Amb. Laura Q. Del Rosario

STATEMENT NO. 3: Update on the Truth and Justice Committee – Composition

Miriam College announces the members comprising the Truth and Justice Committee. This independent committee will look into complaints of Sexual Harassment on students. The members of the committee are: Dr. Maria Lourdes "Honey" A. Carandang, a clinical psychologist with special training in child and family therapy, recognized pioneer, author, teacher, mentor, and advocate in the field of child and family psychology; Former Maryknoll/Miriam College Alumni Association Chair, Maria Resa "Sam" S. Celiz, a lawyer who specializes in Corporate and Data Privacy Law; Ma. Gabriela "Gaby" R. Concepcion, Maryknoll College alumna and Triple A Awardee, a public service advocate, media practitioner, lawyer and professor at the UP College of Law; Maryknoll Sister, Sister Teresa "Sr. TD" Dagdag, spirituality formator and an advocate for justice, peace, and integrity of creation; Ray Paolo "Arpee" J. Santiago, Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, a lawyer who advocates for vulnerable groups, particularly women, children, urban poor, and peasants; and former Presidential Human Rights Committee member, Rene V. Sarmiento, author and professor of Human Rights Law and Constitutional Law. The Committee convened earlier to lay down the rules for the conduct of its proceedings.

We reiterate our call for all aggrieved to report incidents of sexual harassment by submitting their formal complaints through safespaces@mc.edu.ph.