Solidarity With The Philippines
IPJC is excited and honored to become a member of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) as well as officially endorsing the Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA)! We stand with our Filipino siblings as we resist the oppressive and violent Duterte regime and denounce the U.S. government’s complicity in these actions by continuing to fund the administration.
We cannot remain silent. As people of faith informed by the words of the U.S. Catholic Bishops in 1986 “Every citizen also has the responsibility to work to secure justice and human rights through an organized social response.” We must pass the Philippine Human Rights Act to withhold U.S. support from the Filipino Police and Military until they prove cessation of their dehumanizing and violent practices.
We stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) brothers and sisters to uphold the dignity of all peoples by holding our government accountable to stop funding government sponsored suppression through the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R.3884)!
To learn more about this read Michael Alcantara’s article in IPJC’s edition of A Matter of Spirit, “Beloved Community”, as he addresses the human rights abuses of the Duterte’s regime. An organizer in the Seattle Filipino community, he shares about the painful history and continued practice of human rights abuses in the Philippines, highlighting the direct complicity of the U.S. government.
Virtual Prayer & Action for the Philippines
Dec. 9, 2021
Learn More and Take Action Here.
“How may we describe the present social condition of our nation? It is like a valley of death with the killing of drug users and opponents, death by governance without vision, death by shameless corruption that seems to break all records Killings! Murders! Deaths!” The Philippines archbishops said in the letter.
Filipino Catholic Bishop’s Statement on the situation in the Philippines
PHRA One Pager – this is a one page primer that tells you all the basic information you need to explain briefly what the PHRA is.