My human rights work buddy and an active human rights defender in Western Mindanao is arrested today, February 5, 2020 on the basis of a warrant of arrest for murder issued on July 26, 2019 by Judge Victoriano Lacaya, Jr. of Regional Trial Court Branch 9, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. She is now detained […]
DECLARE CEASEFIRE, RESUME PEACE TALKS, GIVE THE FILIPINO PEOPLE THE NEGOTIATED, JUST AND LASTING PEACE THAT THEY LONG DESERVED
The leadership of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente lauds the action of the representatives of the GRP and the NDFP at its Decemmber 21, 2019 meeting to recommend the declaration of ceasefire between December 23, 2019 to Janiary 7, 2020. This is a positive development towards the revival of the stalled peace talks as it sets […]
MIGRANTS, REFUGEES & DISPLACED PEOPLES BUILDING UNITY, ORGANIZING TO RECLAIM RIGHTS!
A Keynote Address to the 2nd General Assembly of International Migrants Alliance – Europe, San Martino Parish, Via Alfonso Lissi 11, 22110 Como, Italy, 7 December 2019 as Interim Coordinator of the Europe Network for Justice and Peace in the Philippines A red salute to all the courageous diaspora who are gathered here today for […]
Sermon delivered about Zechariah 9:9-10 in an International Worship Service, Bad Oeynhausen Parish, Evangelical Church of Westphalia with the Rev. Dr. Christian Hohmann and wife Rev. Joy dela Cruz. It is a great opportunity for me to be participating in this International Worship and thanks to Joy and Christian for making this possible. I was […]
Let There Be Peace
December 22, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Advent. A reflection on Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph was troubled, in a state of un-peace in his heart upon knowing this very disturbing information that his fiancée was already pregnant before he could ever touch her. Enough reason for him to decide to dismiss her. But being a righteous man […]