January 30, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Yolanda survivors

His Holiness Pope Francis, Greetings of peace and love from the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors! Indeed we have the same wish: a wish of a poor church and for the poor… for we are the poor in the church. In the spirit of mercy and compassion (the theme of your visit to the Philippines,) we

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter of the Filipino youth to Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis, We, the Filipino youth welcomes with joy, justice, peace, and love His Holiness Pope Francis to the Philippines. Your writings and teachings inspire us to offer and commit ourselves to selfless and meaningful service...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Gabriela Women’s Party

January 15, 2015 Dearest Pope Francis, Bienvenido! Benvenuto! Vi diamo il benvenuto con il collettivo abbraccio di maggioranza dellafilippina donne nelle Filippine We thank you for coming to personally extend your compassion to a suffering people in...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter of Filipino migrants to Pope Francis

Pope of the poor, fight for us. We are Filipino migrants, immigrants, refugees from all over the world who, together with our families, call upon Your Eminence, to bear witness to our struggle. We call on you...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from a son of a desaparecido

Dear Pope Francis, ¡Bienvenido a las Filipinas! Welcome to the Philippines! By now, I’m sure you’re already flooded with messages poured upon you by my fellow Filipinos. Thus, my voice will be just another amongst the crowd....

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Kapayapaan peace advocates

His Holiness, Pope Francis PP.00120 Via del Pellegrino Citta del Vaticano Dear Pope Francis, Our hearts are filled with hope in anticipation of Your Holiness’ visit to the Philippines. As peace advocates, we are heartened by Your...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Artists pay tribute to urban poor leader ‘Nanay Mameng’ through play

Press Release Artists such as renowned lights designer Katsch Catoy, filmmaker Adjani Arumpac and Brandon Relucio, theater artist Noel Taylo, theater artist and dancer Edwin Quinsayas, visual artist Rowena Bayon, graphic artists Tom Estrera III and Jennifer...

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Truth Cinema Film Festival now on its 2nd year, pursuing campaign to uphold human rights protection and awareness

The Truth Cinema Festival is now on its 2nd year in showcasing human rights films in different communities, schools and workplaces. Aside from areas in National Capital Region, included in this year’s leg are schools and peasant...

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Do you know all your rights?

PRESS RELEASE Rights All­You­Can is a human rights literacy campaign which seeks to encourage Filipinos, especially college students, to take an active role towards human rights education. The two-­week series of activities will culminate with a forum...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

UP professors denounce the pork barrel system

MANILA – Concerned faculty members of the University of the Philippines (UP) joined calls for the abolition of the pork barrel system. In a press conference on Friday, August 17, the UP professors wore their official sash...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

‘Justice beyond monetary compensation’

For immediate release February 23, 2013 Environmental and women’s groups are demanding ”justice beyond monetary compensation” for the USS Guardian’s grounding of the Tubbataha Reef National Park, saying that the incident is a blatant example of US...

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