Action: Call, email or fax letter to Philippines Consulate to contest human rights violations in the Philippines

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 organizations worldwide.

SF Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) 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 their families

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 atrocities.

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.

CONTACT:

Consul General MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JR

Telephone 415-433-6666

Fax 415-421-2641

Phone Script below:

Int’l Day of the Disappeared Phone Script

“Hello, may I please speak with Consul General MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JR?” >> If they say his not available, but would you like to leave a message, please state YES

“Hi ________________, my name is __________________ and I’m with the __(please state the org. you are with____. I am calling to request the Consul General to communicate to President Noy-Noy our organization’s concern in regards to an issue that is of top priority for the Filipino community nationwide.

OR

“Hi ________________, my name is __________________ and I am a concerned Filipino or citizen/individual calling to request the Consul General to communicate to President Noy-Noy my concern regarding an issue that is of top priority for the Filipino community nationwide.

I’m/we are concerned with the ongoing enforced disappearances and other human rights violations happening to the Filipinos in the Philippines and that there has not been any justice given to their families. Since GMA’s administration, over 200 Filipinos have been victims of enforced disappearances. The

same atrocities are also happening in President Aquino’s administration because the military is still conducting the same terror tactics under the current counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan, with the killing of 48 individuals and five victims of enforced disappearances. He must stop Oplan Bayanihan now and end the suffering of the Filipino people. Stop the killings, end the disappearances and all other forms of human rights violations.

Thank you for your time.

Consul General MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JRTelephone 415-433-6666

Letter/fax/email format:

Fax 415-421-2641

Email: http://www.philippinessanfrancisco.org/philippines-sf/contact-us-sf/

August 30, 2010

Philippine Consulate

447 Sutter Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108

Attention: Consul General MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JR

Dear Mr. Paynor:

I am a concerned individual calling to request the Consul General to communicate to President Noy-Noy my concern regarding an issue that is of top priority for the Filipino community nationwide.

Every year on August 30th, the International community remembers the missing and disappeared people throughout the world. The International Day of the Disappeared was created on August 30 to draw attention to the fate of individuals who are missing or imprisoned in poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. In addition the Day of the Disappeared calls on all governments to provide answers to families on the fate and whereabouts of missing persons.

I’m/we are concerned with the ongoing enforced disappearances and other human rights violations happening to the Filipinos in the Philippines and that there has not been any justice given to their families. Since GMA’s administration, over 200 Filipinos have been victims of enforced disappearances. The

same atrocities are also happening in President Aquino’s administration because the military is still conducting the same terror tactics under the current counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan, with the killing of 48 individuals and five victims of enforced disappearances. He must stop Oplan Bayanihan now and end the suffering of the Filipino people. Stop the killings, end the disappearances and all other forms of human rights violations.

Sincerely,

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(print first and last name)

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