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On Reinstituting the Death Penalty
January 30, 2017

The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) articulates its position on capital punishment from the point of view of evidence-based social science, psychology in particular, as well as of ethics. We are convinced that the Philippines has made great strides in humanitarian development by abolishing the death penalty. We are not in favor of reinstituting it in our penal system.

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On the Nature, Purpose, and Utility of Psychological Evaluation Reports
April 4, 2016

The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) issues this statement in response to the misuse of a psychological evaluation report from confidential court records to publicly scrutinize an electoral candidate. Not to be taken as either a support for or as a statement against any candidate, the PAP takes this opportunity to highlight the basic principles that guide the use of psychological assessment findings and subsequent reports, namely, respect for the dignity of persons, right to private and confidential communications, use of relevant and updated assessment results, and the proper use of terms.

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Reaffirmation of Non-discimination of LGBT Filipinos
March 15, 2013

The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) reaffirms its position on the non-discrimination and the dissemination of accurate information on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community following a feature article on the topic published in a national newspaper. This reaffirmation is followed with a short response in question and answer format clarifying some salient points on parenting LGBT youth and children written by developmental psychologist Liane Peña-Alampay, PhD.

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The K-12 Program of the Department of Education
February 1, 2013

As the Department of Education prepares for the 13-year basic education curriculum for schools in the Philippines, the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Technical Panel for Psychology expresses its concern on the lack of communication (and possible attention) on the equally important non-academic formation of students.

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The Impact of RA 10029 on the Practice of Industrial-Organizational Psychology (IOP)
February 1, 2013

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Division of the Psychological Association of the Philippines issued this statement in the wake of the implementation of Republic Act 10029 or the Psychology Act of 2009. It seeks to clarify the roles of IOPs that may or may not be covered by the said law.

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Non-Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression
October 8, 2011

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Filipinos continue to experience stigma, prejudice and discrimination in Philippine society. This stigma is manifested in actions such as: bullying, teasing and harassment of LGBT children and adolescents in families, schools and communities; media portrayal of LGBTs as frivolous, untrustworthy and even dangerous or predatory; denying transgender Filipinos entry into commercial establishments; pigeonholing LGBT Filipinos into particularly limited roles and occupations; or curtailing their rights to participate in the political sphere.

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