Dear Community & Allies,
Every year on August 30th, the International community remembered the
missing and disappeared people throughout the world. The International
Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day
created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at
places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or
legal representatives; and it calls on all governments to provide
answers to families on the fate and whereabouts of missing persons.
The observance of the date was started by the Federation of
Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (Federación
Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de
Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM) based in Costa Rica in 1982. The
tradition has been adopted by many human rights advocates and
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) and SFCHRP (San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines) is holding
a 2-day National Day of Action on Monday, August 29th & Tuesday,
August 30th to:
1) Commemorate the victims of enforced disappearances and other Human
Rights (HR) violations;
2) Demand the Consul General communicates to President Noy-Noy that
the International community is concern with the on-going enforced
disappearances and other human right violations happening to the
Filipino in the Philippines and that no justice has been given to
3) Urge the community and our friends to get involved in this issue.
Please join us on this important day to remember and demand justice
for all the victims and press the Philippine government to take
necessary actions to help end enforced disappearances and all forms of
political persecution and repression by stopping all military
atrocities to civilians in the Philippines.
Let us not forget the victims, let us make the voices of the
disappeared heard and let us unite in demanding an end to human
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!! We invite and urge that you and your
organization to join us on August 29th – 30th as we dedicate time and
energies towards forward movement on the fight for justice of the
Filipino people in the Philippines.
Monday & Tuesday: PHONE AND LETTER BLAST thru phone and fax!
Pls. CALL and/or mail/ fax a letter to the Philippine Consulate with
your name. The Consul General’s info is on the bottom of the email.
If you are in a different state, please go to
http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/ to check who the Consul General
that covers your state. A sample phone script and letter has been
attached for you as well.
Consul General Mario L. de Leon Jr.
Telephone: (212) 764-1330 Ext. 308
Fax: (212) 764-6010
Contact info for San Francisco:
Consul General MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JR
447 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Contact info for LA:
CONSUL GENERAL MARY JO BERNARDO ARAGON
Telephone (213) 637-3008
Fax (213) 639-0990
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500,
Los Angeles, CA 90010 U.S.A.