NewsHub 19 August 2017Family First says letting people to choose the gender on their birth certificates will make them meaningless.The Government Administration Committee has recommended Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne changes the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act to allow it, Fairfax reports.The Human Rights Commission has been advocating for the change for over a decade, calling costly court processes for transgender people discriminatory.But Family First calls it a “disturbing” suggestion that will “simply confuse and harm children and young people”.“By choosing your own gender in your birth certificate, the certificates will become an object of unscientific gender ideology and effectively tell medical professionals that they got it wrong at time of birth,” says national director of Family First New Zealand Bob McCoskrie.“And just how many genders will be listed? Facebook have more than 70, and counting.”http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/08/family-first-angry-people-might-be-allowed-to-choose-what-gender-s-on-their-birth-certificate.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade continues to support the local government units in Negros Occidental against coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. On May 12, the troops helped in picking up and transporting additional personal protective equipment for the government hospitals in this province from the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City. 303RD INFANTRY BRIGADE BACOLOD City – The Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde) based in Negros Occidental continues to lend a hand to the government in the continuing battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of 303IBde, said that troops in this province are providing augmentation support in security, manpower, and logistics to the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force.“Your Army in Negros Occidental will continue its mandate, especially in supporting the efforts of the local government units to contain the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide manpower and mobility assets,” Pasaporte said in a statement on May 13.The 303IBde, whose headquarters is in Mucria town, supervises the 94th, 79th and 62nd Infantry Battalions (IBs) based in the northern and central parts of this province.On May 12, brigade troops joined the personnel of the 14th Civil Military Operations Battalion, the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Bureau of Fire Protection at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City to pick up and to transport the additional personal protective equipment for government hospitals in this province.In the northern part of Negros Occidental, meanwhile, troops of 79IB based in Sagay City provided security in different barangays during the distribution of the national government’s social amelioration grants to beneficiaries and the social pension for senior citizens.(With a report from PNA/PN)