Bar topnotcher Azores wants to defend workers' rights

Published April 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

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By Noreen Jazul

Lawyers also play an important role during a pandemic, according to 2019 Bar exam topnotcher Mae Diane Azores.

Mae Diane Azores. (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Mae Diane Azores.
(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an interview with DZBB, Azores said lawyers must help in safeguarding the rights of citizens amid the health crisis.

“Sa panahon ngayon, although ‘yung mga frontliners talaga ang nagbubuwis ng buhay, sa nakikita po natin, meron pong minsan mga legal na problema ang mga normal citizen,” Azores said.

“[‘Yung] mga nawalan ng trabaho, may mga violation ng kanilang mga karapatan, bilang mga abogado andyan tayo para siguraduhin ang kanilang rights,” she added.

Given the “new normal,” Azores said lawyers can help citizens with legal concerns through different online platforms like teleconferencing.

Meanwhile, Azores, who used to be a working student, said she would advocate for lawful labor practices as a lawyer.

“Bilang working student, nakita ko rin yung paghihirap ng mga employees…Nakikita po natin na merong pong mga di nabibigyan ng sapat na benefits, kaya mas naging konektado ako sa subject na ‘yon,” she added.

Read more: Bar topnotcher wants to go into labor law practice

 
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