Monday, November 30, 2020
More

    Latest Posts

    Junk MO 32, End Lawless State Violence on Negros Island, Philippines!

    This November 22, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - Canada calls for the junking of Memorandum Order No....

    #DefendCordilleraPh: Release Igorot leader Beatrice Belen!

    Global organisations and rights advocates condemn the recent arrest of indigenous peoples leader Beatrice Belen of Innabuyog Kalinga, in the Northern Philippines....

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    Australians and Filipino migrants protest Prof. Gill Boehringer deportation

    Representatives of Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines (APDP), Philippine Australian Union Links (PAUL), Migrante Australia, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), Association to Defend Freedom & Human Rights in Iran – Australia, GABRIELA Australia, Lingap Migrante, Philippines-Australia Women’s Association (PAWA), Pax Christi Australia, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre (Australia) and Migrante Southwest Sydney went to the Philippine Consulate office in Sydney yesterday, August 10, 2018, to protest the imminent deportation of Australian Professor Gill Boehringer.

    Letters addressed to President Duterte and statements condemning the immigration detention, the continuing threat of deportation and calling on President Duterte to intervene to cancel the blacklist order against Prof. Boehringer were presented to the Consulate representative. The representative stressed that it is up to the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines to allow or deny a person entry to the Philippines even if they had been issued visa by the Consulate.

    The letters signed by Peter Murphy, Chairperson of ICHRP’s Global Council and Secretary of the Philippines Australia Union Link pointed out that Duterte is “creating a pattern of deporting aged Australians who witness the harsh social and economic situation in the Philippines, even though the government itself recognised these problems and promised to address them. This does you no credit. This is damaging the relationship between our two countries.”

    In its statement APDP stressed that “if President Duterte and his regime were upholding the dignity and rights of the Filipino people, they would welcome any interest in the human rights situation in the Philippines. Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox and Prof. Boehringer are true friends of the Filipino people who uphold the dignity and rights of Filipinos, amid overcoming poverty, injustice and violations of human rights.”

    “The Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s decision to prevent Prof. Boehringer from entering the Philippines has instead brought massive media attention and internationalised further the issues that are close to Prof. Boehringer’s heart – the Lumad, extrajudicial killings, the continuing human right violations, the injustices and exploitation of Filipino people and its resources. The news is all over Australia,” Peter Brock of APDP told the Consulate representative.

    Meanwhile, Migrante Australia said in its statement that “the heartless and gutless action to deny Prof. Boehringer to be with his Filipina wife as no different from President Duterte’s treatment of migrant workers who are forced to be separated their families in order to secure a brighter future for them. Blacklisting and deporting Prof. Boehringer also means that he will no longer have the facility to visit and spend quality time with his wife whenever he wants to. Duterte is tearing another family apart! How cruel is that!”

    The group staged a snap action in front of the Consulate whilst bearing placards with the following calls:

    • Stop deportation of Prof Gill Boehringer! International solidarity is not a crime!
    • Stop persecuting human rights defenders in the Philippines!
    • Hands-off Prof Gill Boehringer! Hands-off human rights defenders!
    • Cut Australian military aid to Duterte government!
    • Cancel blacklist system for international human rights defenders!
    • Cancel deportation orders on Professor Gill Boehringer and Sister Patricia Fox!
    • President Duterte, how dare you break another family! Let Prof Boehringer stay with family in the Philippines!
    • President Duterte: human rights violator! Prof Boehringer and Sis Pat: human rights defenders! Stop human rights violations in the Philippines!

    PUBLIC INFORMATION DESK
    publicinfo@karapatan.org
    Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights
    2nd Flr. Erythrina Bldg., #1 Maaralin corner Matatag Sts., Central District
    Diliman, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1101
    Telefax: (+63 2) 4354146
    Web: http://www.karapatan.org

    KARAPATAN is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human rights desks and committees of people’s organizations, and individual advocates committed to the defense and promotion of people’s rights and civil liberties.  It monitors and documents cases of human rights violations, assists and defends victims and conducts education, training and campaign. 

    Latest Posts

    Junk MO 32, End Lawless State Violence on Negros Island, Philippines!

    This November 22, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - Canada calls for the junking of Memorandum Order No....

    #DefendCordilleraPh: Release Igorot leader Beatrice Belen!

    Global organisations and rights advocates condemn the recent arrest of indigenous peoples leader Beatrice Belen of Innabuyog Kalinga, in the Northern Philippines....

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    Don't Miss

    International human rights group laud conviction of Ampatuans

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines welcomes the recent verdict to convict 28 persons including three Ampatuan siblings principally charged for the death of 57 individuals, 32 of whom were journalists. The 28 will be facing 40 years of imprisonment while fifteen others were convicted with lesser jail time.

    Support the Filipino People’s Struggle, Not U.S. War

      On December 10th, Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson announced the President would lift martial law in Mindanao two years after its initial implementation. This is a...

    HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS PERPETUATED BY PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

    Statement of the High-Level Delegation of church, union, political, and foundation leaders on extreme human rights violations occurring in the Philippines 1. High Level Delegation  From...

    PCPR-HK Statement on Red-tagging

    TERRORIST TAGGING ONLY STRENGTHENS NCCP’s FAITH IMPERATIVES TO SERVE THE POOR, THE DEPRIVED AND OPPRESSED  The Promotion of Church Peoples’ Response-Hong Kong Chapter (PCPR-HK) vehemently...

    Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National Council of Churches of the Philippines, restore the peace talks

    November 7, 2019 Ret Maj Gen Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary, Dept of National Defence DND Building, Segundo Ave. Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110; Email: publicaffairs.dnd@gmail.com Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.