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A MILLION VOICES FOR JUSTICE:

STOP POLITICAL KILLINGS, END IMPUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

“But let justice roll on like rivers,

and righteousness like a mighty stream.” (Amos 5.24)

 

WE COMMEMORATE today, October 3, 2011, the martyrdom of Bishop Alberto B. Ramento, ninth Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente. Five years have passed since that fateful morning when his lifeless body was found in his lowly rectory at San Sebastian Parish, Tarlac City. Indignation consumed our hearts as we begun to unearth pieces of evidence which indicated that Bishop Ramento had fallen victim to extrajudicial killings. We raised our voices in protest but, strangely, our prayers for justice were never heard by those who are in power.

 

WE JOIN OUR VOICES, in our persevering quest for justice for the killings of Bishop Ramento; and Father William Tadena and Brother Benjamin Bayles, with the thousands of victims of human rights violations under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s rule. With one voice, we now strongly call on President Benigno Aquino III to support the elusive quest of those thousands of families of victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances for justice.

 

WE LAMENT that gross human rights violations - killings, abductions, torture, illegal arrests and detention - continue to run unabated to this day under President Aquino’s administration. Political killings and enforced disappearances are carried on with impunity as no one has been brought to court for human rights violations.

 

WE DEMAND President Aquino not to tolerate the perpetrators of human rights violations who continue to run free without fear of criminal liability. We challenge him to prove his words that “cases of extrajudicial killings need to be solved, not just identify the perpetrators but have them captured and sent to jail.” 

 

WE THEREFORE STRONGLY CALL upon President Aquino to prosecute the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the numerous gross human rights violations it has committed; to stop extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and detention, and enforced disappearances; and to end impunity in the country with the legal conviction of perpetrators of human rights violations.  

 

 

 


  

SUPPORT A MILLION VOICES FOR JUSTICE
STOP POLITICAL KILLINGS, END IMPUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
 
 

Let us gather a million signatures in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. Support the campaign and take our stand as human rights defenders.

 

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