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Bishop Marigza on the current crisis in the Philippines

St. Luke's Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal de San Lucas, Vancouver
426 East 4th Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98663, US (map)

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Amidst widespread human rights violations in the Philippines, ICHRP U.S. will bring together victims, legal advocates, and faith and community leaders from across the country to announce plans for an internationally coordinated campaigns to stop the killings in the Philippines. After Trump’s recent visit with President Duterte -- a conversation which paid no heed to human rights -- the U.S. plans to send up to $111 million in military aid to the Philippines, despite over 14,000 extrajudicial killings under Duterte’s regime. As Trump allots greater tax dollars to military, the time for people in the U.S to rise up in solidarity with Filipinos grows increasingly urgent.

More than ever, the broad masses of Filipino people are joining hands in their struggles to attain their rights and in their pursuit of a long-sought just and lasting peace. More than ever, the broad masses of Filipino people need the solidarity and support of the peoples of the world.

Bishop Marigza, the General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, will speak from personal experience on the current crisis in the Philippines. The Bishop has been a fearless leader in the movement to hold the Philippine government accountable for extrajudicial killings, disappearances, illegal arrests, and of Rise up for Life and Rights, an organization of families and friends of victims of drug related killings.

Participating Organizations Include: St Luke's Episcopal Church, Jewish Voice for Peace, People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity, Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, National Lawyer's Guild, PUSO Seattle, and more.

Please Register for the Launch of ICHRP-US here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKdt_mrBrTwws-IzEeZAdnW1N3n_Cs57zf-TWWp2aJPK8qJQ/viewform

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The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines is a global network of organizations outside the Philippines, concerned about the human rights situation in the Philippines and committed to campaign for just and lasting peace in the country. In 2015, ICHRP along with the National Lawyers Guild hosted the International People’s Tribunal Against President Aquino in Washington D.C. In 2015 and 2016, ICHRP U.S.-based organizations also coordinated national speaking tours hosting indigenous, faith-based, and environmental grassroots leaders in major cities in the U.S.

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