"Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has asked for a list of local government employees who identify themselves as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, in line with a plan to form an association that would cater to their rights and needs," reports Jhesset O. Enano in Philippine Daily Inquirer.
In a memo dated August 22, Bautista indicated that September 15 is the deadline "for all heads of offices, departments, and units under the city government to submit a list of LGBT employees." He explained that the information would be used "for the registration, profiling, and inclusion for the Quezon City Transgender Employees and Gay Association."
The memo also further justified the registration requirement by citing the QC Gender-Fair Ordinance.
Netizens, however, have pointed out that the mandatory registration is actually discriminatory to the LGBT community.
Has a privacy impact assessment has been done? Results?— Cecilia (@ceso) September 10, 2017
QC mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees https://t.co/VY9I32wDLI
— Michael Geroche (@MiguelGeroche) September 10, 2017
Isn't it weird that the QC government is profiling their LGBT employees? ._. pic.twitter.com/tQuATO9iUt— Raph Morallo (@r_mor) September 9, 2017
— eDieLynNe (@iAMswitsuplaDta) September 7, 2017