Philippine House Committee on Human Rights

The Philippine House Committee on Human Rights, or House Human Rights Committee is a standing committee of the Philippine House of Representatives.

Committee on Human Rights
18th Congress
Seal of the House of Representatives
New session started
July 22, 2019 (2019-07-22)
Jesus Manuel Suntay (PDP–Laban)
since 2019
Minority Leader
Seats20 members
Political groups
Majority (17)
  •   PDP–Laban (9)
  •   Liberal (2)
  •   NUP (2)
  •   Party-lists (2)
  •   NPC (1)
  •   PPP (1)
Minority (3)
Committee on Human Rights


As prescribed by House Rules, the committee's jurisdiction includes the following:[1]

  • Assistance to victims of human rights violations and their families
  • Prevention of human rights violations
  • Protection and enhancement of human rights
  • Punishment of perpetrators of human rights violations

Members, 18th CongressEdit

Position Members[2] Party Province/City District
Chairperson Jesus Manuel Suntay PDP–Laban Quezon City 4th
Ron Salo KABAYAN Party-list
Anthony Peter Crisologo NUP Quezon City 1st
for the
Edcel Lagman Liberal Albay 1st
Cheryl Deloso-Montalla Liberal Zambales 2nd
Henry Villarica PDP–Laban Bulacan 4th
Josefina Tallado PDP–Laban Camarines Norte 1st
Marisol Panotes PDP–Laban Camarines Norte 2nd
Cyrille Abueg-Zaldivar PPP Palawan 2nd
Ma. Fe Abunda PDP–Laban Eastern Samar Lone
Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba PDP–Laban Agusan del Norte 2nd
Leonardo Babasa Jr. PDP–Laban Zamboanga del Sur 2nd
Jose Francisco Benitez PDP–Laban Negros Occidental 3rd
Cesar Jimenez Jr. PDP–Laban Zamboanga City 1st
Luisa Lloren Cuaresma NUP Nueva Vizcaya Lone
Amihilda Sangcopan Anak Mindanao Party-list
Angelina Tan NPC Quezon 4th
for the
Lawrence Lemuel Fortun Nacionalista Agusan del Norte 1st
Argel Joseph Cabatbat MAGSASAKA Party-list
Sarah Jane Elago Kabataan Party-list

Historical membersEdit

18th CongressEdit

Member for the MajorityEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Died on September 8, 2020.


  1. ^ "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES" (PDF). House of Representatives of the Philippines. pp. 28–29. Retrieved August 2, 2020.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "HOUSE COMMITTEES - HUMAN RIGHTS". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved May 15, 2020.

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