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#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Yolanda survivors * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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 are writing to you to express our gladness of your coming visit to Tacloban especially to the survivors of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan); and to put across what is in our hearts. You are our father…

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#DearPope | Open letter of the Filipino youth to Pope Francis * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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 to our fellow people, most especially the oppressed and the marginalized. The Pope’s pronouncements for the poor are like manna that replenish our soul to continue our struggle for the poor and the oppressed. Thus, we were all passionate and jubilant when the news came that you will come visit our country this…

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#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Gabriela Women’s Party * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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 the aftermath of the Yolanda disaster. May your visit pave the way for your deeper understanding of the Philippine situation particularly the impoverished condition of the majority of Filipino women. We are your sisters who cannot find jobs in our own land and are forced to work abroad as domestic helpers or to…

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#DearPope | Open letter of Filipino migrants to Pope Francis * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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 to speak in behalf of overseas Filipinos in our quest for a better life. We have experienced first-hand human and labor rights abuses and exploitation. Hear our stories and join us in our fight against modern-day slavery. Of present, an estimated 15 million overseas Filipinos are found in over 230 countries. Massive unempoyment,…

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#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from a son of a desaparecido * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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. My voice comes from a place of complex stories, identities, ideologies, and perspectives. I am an agnostic theist. I am gay. I am highly critical of how your church treats LGBT people and women. I am also highly critical of the Philippine government and of government as a general concept, whether applied to…

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#DearPope | Open letter to Pope Francis from Kapayapaan peace advocates * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

#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 Holiness’ choice of name honoring St. Francis of Assisi, the very first to do so. We are greatly encouraged by your calls in behalf of the poor, hungry and oppressed. We join you in spreading and living the message of St. Francis that there can only be lasting peace here on earth if…

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Human rights film fest opens 3rd year * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

Human rights film fest opens 3rd year

“The month leading to December 10 have some of the worst days for human rights in the Philippines,” said KJ Dumapit, Festival Director of the Truth Cinema Human Rights Film Festival. The film festival is an initiative of Tudla Productions to launch a creative campaign to raise awareness on human rights. The film festival is currently on its third year. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our editorial process and do not reflect our policy…

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Artists pay tribute to urban poor leader ‘Nanay Mameng’ through play * Latest Posts Culture Culture - Front Press Releases and Statements 

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 Padilla, musician and video editor RJ Mabilin, musician Louie Eslao and theater and film artist Bonifacio Ilagan collaborated to pay tribute to Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, the fiery octogenarian urban poor leader who’s been quite a household name since People Power 2, through a one-act play. Dubbed as “Nanay Mameng, isang dula,” the…

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Truth Cinema Film Festival now on its 2nd year, pursuing campaign to uphold human rights protection and awareness * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

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 communities in Visayas and Mindanao Region. The film programme gave space to show films on political and civil and economic, social and cultural rights It aims to show the real dire human rights situation in the country and generate discussion, collaboration and collective action on the issues hounding the human rights situation in…

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Do you know all your rights? * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

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 that will tackle human rights, its legal bases, and how its reportage in the media. It is the right of everyone to know their right, and to know when and how to assert them. The UP Journalism Club (UPJC) launched an online campaign to advocate human rights. Key to the campaign were statements…

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