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Petition to Delfin N. Lorenzana, Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Ronald M. dela Rosa, Pantaleon D. Alvarez, Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III,, Cristina Ellezar Palabay, Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr., Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno, Conchita Claudio Carpio-Morales, Rose Trajano, Hajji Moh'd Ersad Malli, Florin Ternal Hilbay, Rex RB. Reyes, Jr., Sonia Punzalan, Peter Angelo V. Perfecto, Michael L. Tan, Paolo Manalo, Socrates Buenaventura Villegas, Romulo Geolina Valles, Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Marlon Manuel, Ryan V. Silverio, Abdiel Dan Elijah S. Fajardo, Emerlynne Gil, Leah C. Tanodra-Armamento, Robert Reyes, Herbert Docena, Sara Duterte-Carpio, Oscar Moreno, Rolando Joselito Bautista, People of the Republic of the Philippines

Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office

We Ask Your Soldiers And National Leaders To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office To Prevent Another Dictatorship Like Ferdinand Marcos. With The Extrajudicial Killing Of Innocent Civilians, The Possible Declaration Of A Nationwide Martial Law And Federalism. We Are Urging The Armed Forces Of The Philippines And The Philippine National Police To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office To Prevent Another Dictatorship In The Country. Duterte, As President, Cannot Rule 100,000,000 Filipinos On 7,107 Islands Effectively Without The Support Of Your 500,000 Soldiers Who Could Implement His Orders. Your Armed Forces Through Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana Must Show Him The Logistical Difficulty Of Such An Enterprise, The Threat To National Security Of A Breakdown Of Law And Order Amidst Threats From Isis-like Brigands And Foreign Countries, And The Harm To Your National And Economic Interests That Would Be Brought About By The Destruction Of Institutions It Took Your Taxpayers And Public Servants Decades To Build. If Despite Sound Advice, President Duterte Still Chooses To Declare A Nationwide Martial Law And A Federal System In The Country, We Ask Your Soldiers In The Armed Forces To Suspend The 1987 Freedom Constitution And Immediately Support Of A Nonpartisan Government In The Country. Nonpartisanism Is Best Way To Save Your Land. There Must Be Almost No Gap Between These Events Above To Prevent The Breakdown Of Law And Order, A Civil War, The Repeat Of Violent Dictatorship And Plunder, Or The Invasion Of Your Country By Foreign Elements That Would Exploit Such A Leviathan Economic, Social And Political Crisis. Please Remove President Duterte From Office By Signing And Sharing This Petition. We Are Sending This To Philippine Defense Secretary Lorenzana With Copies Furnished To AFP Chief Of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero, PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, KARAPATAN Executive Director Tinay Palabay, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, International Commission of Jurists Senior Legal Adviser Emerlynne Gil, And Others.

People's Union Against Dictatorship And Tyranny / Народный союз против диктатуры и тирании
1,214 supporters
Started 1 day ago

Petition to Mayor Bernardo S. Paredes, Cavite City, Cavite, Philippines, United Nations, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Human Rights Campaign

End the Philippines War on Drugs

How many deaths is enough to realize an unviable solution? Extrajudicial killings are not the answer, the world need to hear what is really going on with Duterte. Read the Human Rights Watch Philippines World Report to educate yourself on the truth. Help end the Philippines War on Drugs by bringing this world issue and its human rights violations to light.     Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization made up of human rights professionals. Collecting information, statistics, and stories, the organization publishes many reports on human rights violating issues. They are collect information from almost 90 countries and their publications are read and referenced internationally. One of their larger and current initiatives is on the long and ongoing war on drugs in the Philippines. The drug war began on June 30, 2016, announced by current and long running President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte’s domestic policy has focused on stopping the illegal drug trade by commencing the Philippine Drug War. In an effort to control the drug trafficking, the government encourages police enforced brutality on anyone affiliated with drugs, which has ended up making many innocent people the victim of this war. The government has recently pulled out of the ICC (International Criminal Court) and has a track record of false claims and reports on the events in the country. Human Rights Watch has reported that 12000 Filipinos have been killed, 2555 because of police brutality. Despite intervention and an increase in negative attention, President Duterte has vowed to continue this drug war campaign.   The Philippine War on Drugs is entirely a world issue. In addition to violating an extent of human rights, the ongoing conflict is challenging its physical borders. Human Rights Watch has done a tremendous amount of work to cover the events of the war on drugs; bringing attention to both the severity of the issue and the truth behind what is being falsified by the Philippines government. An annual report of the drug war has been updated by Human Rights Watch, detailing each of the human rights violations of this conflict. This war violates several human rights through extrajudicial killings and attacks on human rights defenders, children, journalists. There have been several deaths by police, especially to innocent citizens. Also, the government falsified evidence on the death toll in an effort to justify the killings as ‘obstructing justice’; “Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) data indicates that police operations resulted in the deaths of 3,906 suspected drug users and dealers from July 1, 2016, to September 26, 2017. But unidentified gunmen have killed thousands more, bringing the total death toll to more than 12,000, according to credible media reports” (“World Report 2018: Rights Trends in Philippines.”). President Duterte’s campaign is very public in its support of violent police intervention. However, human rights are further violated by targeting specific groups. Duterte has sought to cut funding for human rights, giving groups a smaller voice and making them a larger target. “In August, Duterte encouraged police attacks against human rights groups and advocates, instructing police, “If they are obstructing justice, you shoot them””(“World Report 2018: Rights Trends in Philippines.”). Another group targeted is children. “In July, a Philippine children’s rights group published data indicating that police have killed 56 children since the start of the “drug war.” Most were killed while in the company of adults who were the apparent target of the shooting. Both Duterte and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II have dismissed those child killings as “collateral damage”...In August, the government approved mandatory drug testing for high school and college students and applicants. This will effectively allow the police to extend their abusive anti-drug operations to high schools and university campuses” (“World Report 2018: Rights Trends in Philippines.”). The Duterte government is looking to end the illegal drug trade by killing any ‘relative’ aspects, in this case “collateral damage” is extremely problematic term by normalizing and justifying the mass innocent killings. Yet another targeted group are journalists attempting to cover the issue. “On social media, pro-Duterte trolls and supporters – some of them officially working for the government – have threatened violence against human rights advocates, including Human Rights Watch staff and journalists who report critically on the “drug war”” (“Philippines: Duterte's 'Drug War' Claims 12,000+ Lives.”). It is not only the violation of human rights making this conflict a world issue, the extent of this violence has turned caused the world to get involved. First, Human Rights Watch involvement in the issue, sending journalists and human rights advocates to report on the events, is crossing borders to make this an geopolitical concern. Deciding who is going to enter the Philippines to involve themselves in the conflict, and the Philippines response are all geopolitical decisions. A more recent concern that has stirred yet further geopolitical decision making is the fact that the Philippines has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court, potentially in hopes of avoiding charged based on false claims. However, this will not be effective for some time.  “President Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque, dismissed the ICC's examination as a "waste of time and resources… "This announcement is a warning to leaders around the world that those who order or incite crimes against humanity including murder will not be able to get away with it, and will be subject to investigation under international law," said James Gomez, Amnesty's south-east Asia director” (BBC, Feb. 8, 2018). “Mr. Duterte temporarily placed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in charge of the drug war last year after police officers were found to have killed three teenagers and then lied about how the boys died. News of their deaths prompted protests and a Senate investigation. The exact number of people killed since Mr. Duterte’s drug war took effect in 2017 is unknown. The government says fewer than 4,000 suspects have been killed, but Human Rights Watch last week estimated the figure at more than 12,000” (Villamor, Feb. 2, 2018). Following several false claims and extrajudicial killings, international concern for the liability of the Philippines has risen. “The truth is, the Philippine government needs to answer for the more than 12,000 lives lost without due process in this brutal campaign across the country. The government should stop depicting itself as the victim,” said Human Rights Watch Philippine researcher Carlos Conde” (Gamil, Inquirer News). As the drug war continues in its second year, the proof that extraducial and targeted killings are not a viable solution to the drug trade.   Human Rights Watch has made itself a major figurehead in the involvement of the Philippine War on Drugs. However, due to the extent of the violence and targeting of human rights activists and journalists, the groups main initiative has been bringing awareness and up to date, true report on the issue. This has not altered the impact of the initiative though, as Human Rights Watch has asserted itself as a very reliable source; providing true statistics on the killings. The group itself and affiliate reporters have been quoted as a reliable source in many articles concerning the drug war; including CBS News, The New York Times, and BBC. A CBS article suggested Duterte is violating women's rights; ”The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch said the remark last week was the latest in a "series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women" that encourage state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflicts” (CBS News, Feb. 13, 2018). These secondary sources not only provide coverage as the HRW reports do, they incorporate subsequent information that isn’t directly in the reports. Works Cited: “World Report 2018: Rights Trends in Philippines.” Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch, 19 Jan. 2018, “Philippines: Duterte's 'Drug War' Claims 12,000+ Lives.” Human Rights Watch, 18 Jan. 2018, “Philippines Drugs War: ICC Announces Initial Inquiry into Killings.” BBC News, BBC, 8 Feb. 2018, Villamor, Felipe. “Philippine Police Resume War on Drugs, Killing Dozens.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Feb. 2018, Gamil, Jaymee T. “Rights Group Sneers at Gov't 'Playing Victim' in Drug War.” Inquirer News,, “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Slammed over Threat to Shoot Rebels in the Genitals.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 13 Feb. 2018,  

Ciara M
6 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to International Criminal Court, United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives

Stop Barbaric Kenyan Gov't Officials. #NoMore Murders, Landgrabbing, Injustices, tribalism

For ICC Hague in Netherlands ATTN: Kenyan Government Vs the people Dear Sir/ Madam, This is a formal request for ICC Hague to oversee the judgement against barbaric corrupt Kenyan officials. One governor is noted for using his brother every so often to threaten and cause destructions via corruptly utilizing government powers, even after being indicted. For now the names of those on the red list won't be mentioned. Many other corrupt officials have gotten off scotch free because many witnesses were shut from standing up for what was right. As of today we declare we won't keep silent until justice is done. No more inhumanity to our own kind;-Many lives including childrens lives have been mericilessly slaughtered in Kenya by the kenyan government.-People's homes have been vandalized and demolished and wrongfully grabbed leaving citizens homeless. These are homes that have been rightfully theirs. Yet the kenyan government want whats not theirs.-Students are left to study in institutions that are damaged and debris falling on students, others get hurt or killed.-Medications and jobs and foods and healthy lifestyles are denied for other tribes including children. This campaign won't stop here. We are a collected individuals who are willing to take our case as far as we can. We need a listening ear, this time No means NO!  Thank you. From the people.

Trish M
81 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor, New Jersey State House, Thomas Killion, Barack Obama

Raise the Minimum Age to Marry in the United States to 18 Years Old

Did you know that child, early, and forced marriage occur in the present day United States? Imagine showing up to your county clerks office with your parents, who are signing a marriage license application and forcing you into a marriage at 16 years old, despite your sobs and clear opposition to this marriage. Unfortunately, these scenarios in which young girls are forced into marriage in their teenage years occur quite frequently in the U.S. today, but are often ignored and unaddressed.Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union before 18 years of age. In most states, the minimum age to wed is 18 years old; however, in each state there are several exceptions to this law allowing children to get married prior to 18, including parental consent and judicial approval in certain states. Parental consent can often be forced, yet coercion into marriage is rarely, if ever, investigated, as forced marriage is not technically breaking a law in many states. Recently, New Hampshire's state legislature refused to repeal the child marriage law that allows girls to get married at the age of 13. Similarly, New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, rejected a law that would have made exceptions to child marriage illegal as it "would violate the cultures and traditions of communities in New Jersey based on religious traditions." Christie and New Hampshire's state legislation failed to address that child and forced marriage violates girls' basic human rights. Had these exceptions to marriage been outlawed by state legislation, we would have been one step further to ending child marriages in the United States. Child marriage disproportionately affects more girls and women, but can still affect boys as well. Girls are forced or coerced into marriage, often at the expense of her physical safety due to the increased risk of violence in these relationships, reproductive and sexual health, and future educational and economic opportunities. By signing this petition, we are asking for your help and support to end child, early and forced marriage in the United States. Through this petition, it is our hope to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of child marriage in the U.S., and then propose legislation to our local state and national governments to outlaw all exceptions to child marriage and make the minimum age to marry 18 years old. Thank you, Penn State's BBH/NURS 452 Team (Megan, Casey, Andrew, Hannah, & Bailey)

BBH 452 Women's Health Issues
13 supporters