These injustices cannot go on. Today, 3rd of April 2021, being the Black Saturday of the Holy Week, the Europe Network for Justice and Peace in the Philippines takes the lead in calling for the formation of a Europe-wide and even a global alliance, to defend the Filipino people and to launch the Defend Philippines or DEFEND PH! Movement.
Contrary to this missionary statement of God, the mission to the Philippines was that of colonialism and subjugation, of exploitation and oppression.
MESSAGE TO THE LAUNCHING OF THE SEANETWORK AND ON-LINE FORUM ON HOUSE BILL 6588, November 28, 2020 1. On behalf of the OM, I would like to share first and foremost our church’s joy in giving as a chance to continually take part in activities such as this that bear strategic significance for the advancement […]
OM’s Message to the ChurchOn the 5th Sunday after EpiphanyFebruary 7, 2021 TO DEARLY BELOVED PEOPLE OF GODIn the Iglesia Filipina Independiente We greet everyone the Lord’s peace as we come to assemble together for the Eucharistic worship today being the 5th Sunday after Epiphany. We wish every IFI member all over the forty-nine dioceses […]
Wish someone would come…
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.