FOR US IN THE IFI, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD OM’s Statement on Malicious Insinuation against the IFI. “You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.” (Exodus 23:1) 1. We accidentally stumbled early tonight a media conference covered by Pinas News TV uploaded […]
On top of all of these attacks, an even larger threat to us indigenous people are the recent passing of the Anti-Terror Law this July 2020. Many people opposed the Anti-Terror Law, including us Lumad, because the law is so vague and broad that it can and will be used against dissenters, critics, environmental defenders, and us indigenous people.
I am influenced and have been trying to live by the social Gospel of Luke especially on Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the LORD is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.”
ENJPP is particularly enraged at the disinformation methods used by the Government of the Philippines in the months leading up to the UNHRC 45th session, in particular with regard to the document “The Philippine Human Rights Situationer” that was distributed in Geneva in a bid to discredit human rights defenders and their groups who have worked tirelessly for years to inform the UNHRC members of the full extent of the human rights violations taking place in the Philippines.
The resolution also recommended that, given the serious human rights situation, the European Commission should immediately initiate the procedure that could lead to the temporary withdrawal of the preferential trade benefits that the Philippines currently enjoys in trade with the EU.
We are challenged today to be the wheat sowed by Jesus into the field, the world. But we can only respond to this challenge when like Jesus we know who among our societies are the weeds sowed by the devil.
“I encourage my former colleagues, members of the Parliament, to use this holiday, to do something really important meaningful, to use this break to fight for human rights in the Philippines and anywhere else in the world…
Jesus did not sanction oppression. He saw the poverty of people, even in his family’s situation. “He will cast the down the mighty from their thrones…” (Luke 1:52) He fought against the throne of power, a power structure that makes the poor poorer. He admonished the established order of religion, colluding and in bed with […]
The resource speakers provided key messages related to the common call of the April 28 Coalition on the full citizenship rights for migrants and refugees.
From within, Duterte’s rising tyrannical rule has resulted to the jeopardy of people’s well-being and dignity by its increasing incidence of human rights violations, extra-judicial killings and wanton disregard of the fundamental laws of the land.