MANILA – The Makabayan bloc, along with Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, filed Wednesday a resolution seeking to investigate the alleged discrimination and harassment against transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez.
Makabayan bloc together with Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman filed House Resolution 232 which seeks to investigate the discrimination and harassment against transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez pic.twitter.com/apDizSLSaC
— RG Cruz (@R_G_Cruz888) August 14, 2019
Diez, 28, was detained by police in Quezon City on Tuesday after a scuffle with mall personnel for using the female comfort room.
Diez was later released that night after the mall's management dropped the unjust vexation complaint against her.
Roman, a transgender woman, said the incident was a "violation of human rights."
"Babagsak ba ang langit kung pinayagan natin ang isang transwoman umihi sa CR ng babae?" she told reporters Tuesday.
(Will the skies fall if we allow a transwoman to use the women's restroom?)
Besides Roman, the signatories of the resolution were Gabriela Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas, Bayan Muna Party-list representatives Carlos Zarate, Ferdinand Gaite and Eufemia Cullamat, Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago, and ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro.
– With a report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News