Petition to President Rodrigo Duterte
No to Kaliwa Dam!
AN URGENT LETTER TO PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE WHO IS BEING MANIPULATED BY HIS ADVISERS TO SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR THE KALIWA DAM PROJECT WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING ON NOVEMBER 11, 2018 Dear Mr. President: If you really care for our country, you will NOT SIGN THE Agreement FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KALIWA DAM for the following COMPELLING reasons: 1. IT WILL PLACE 100,000 LIVES IN DANGER. While Manila is now preparing for the Big One earthquake of the Marikina West Valley Fault, the proposed 60-meter Kaliwa Dam will be constructed within a zone of two active tectonics represented by the Philippine Fault Zone and the Valley Fault System. The Agos Dam site is located only 7-8 kilometers from the Philippine Fault Zone (Infanta Fault). In case an active fault is nearby the proposed dam site, two major problems can occur and will greatly affect the design of the proposed structures, namely: 1.) seismicity caused by the earthquakes occurring in active fault zone; and 2.) deformation in dam-foundation caused by the movement of active faults. Most of the proposed dam sites would be subject to high peak acceleration and are exposed to generally high degree of seismicity. Along the Philippine Fault, there were many large-scale earthquakes that were recorded in the past and the relative movement of 6 cm was observed in the period of 1991 to 1993. It can be said that the Philippine Fault Zone has a potential to cause very high seismic activity, as what have been recorded in the July 18, 1880 earthquake where the old churches of Infanta, Mauban (both in Quezon province) and Manila Cathedral were devastated (Page 3-11 of the The 2003 results of JICA study “The Study on Water Resources Development for Metro Manila in the Republic of the Philippines”). ”Even with its best technology, Japan was caught flat-footed with its 2011 earthquake”. 2. IT VIOLATES THE LAW. To sign the bilateral loan agreement thru ODA for the Kaliwa Dam Project would essentially violate R.A. 8173 and R.A. 7586. Up until now there is no Free, Prior and Informed Consent ever given by the Dumagat-Remontados for this construction as required by R. A. 8173. Neither has there been an Environmental Compliance Certificate as required by R.A. 7586 and yet your advisers have scheduled the signing on November 11, 2018. 3. IT IS A DEBT TRAP. By refusing to be transparent on the Kaliwa Dam despite your Freedom of Information E.O. 2, your advisers have effectively prevented a solidly based scientific study of the Dam. For all their rhetoric your advisers are paving the way to a debt trap. They are simply duplicating Sri Lanka’s Hambantota airport and seaport experience during the dictatorship of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Both airport and seaport became liabilities so much so that Sri Lanka had to lease the seaport for 99 years. Malaysia’s newly elected Mahatir has cancelled projects with China to avoid being trapped. 4. IT IS IGNORES THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE. The collapse of the dams in Vietnam and in Myanmar a few months ago, the Itogon tragedy, the landslide in Naga City, Cebu and the most recent incident in Natonin, Mountain Province are enough signs that the impact of climate change can no longer be ignored. These should teach the Philippines to listen to the recommendation of the World Commission on Dams not to build big dams anymore. 5. THE PHILIPPINES IS FLOODED WITH RAIN WATER. PROMOTE THE FORESTS, NOT DAM PROJECTS. The proposed NCWS-Kaliwa Dam Project will inundate 291 hectares of forest from the 9,800-hectare forest in Infanta Kaliwa Watershed, including the sacred site of Dumagat-Remontado in the areas of Tinipak in Brgry. Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal. Kaliwa Dam also plans to get 600 MLD (Million Liters per Day) of water in the Kaliwa river thru embarkment dam of 60 meters high, transported via conveyance tunnel with 4 meters in diameter to Tanay & Antipolo Water Treatment Plants. This will greatly affect irrigation system that sustainably supports Infanta rice granary and it will dry up aquifers supplying ground-water source for Infanta Quezon Water District (IQWD) servicing its populace. Construction of Big Dams are not the only answer to the impending water crisis in Metro Manila, there are many other sustainable options. Why not fund the protection and rehabilitation of our degraded watersheds and existing dams, and not the construction of another big dams? It is good news for the environment and can save us from global warming, but bad news for the investors who only want profits at the expense of massive deforestation and community dislocations. The government can also mandate rain water collection modules and water conservation measures, especially for the households and big subdivisions / condominiums, as well as companies, industries, factories and hotel operators within the Metro Manila, instead of spending billions for dams without the assurance of success.
Petition to the, The Senate of the Philippines, THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES, The People of the Philippines
We Demand the immediate detention of Senator Antonio "Sonny" Fuentes Trillanes IV
The never ending destabilization attempts of Sen. Trillanes is hampering progress and is painting a bad light on the Philippines and the Filipino. OFWs who support Duterte are being ostracized in western countries because of the lies spread by this man. His never ending attempts to bring down this administration by spreading his poison is detrimental to the fabric of Philippine society.
Petition to Martin Andanar, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe Llamanzares, Aquilino Pimentel III, Cynthia Villar, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Francis Pangilinan
Oust Mocha as an ASEC of Presidential Communications Operations Office
Mocha or Esther Margaux Uson is currently the Assistant Secretary for Social Media of Presidential Communications Operations Office. She is also the blogger of Mocha Uson Blog. She is repeatedly delivering unverified news to the public where ironically, she is an anti-fake news advocate herself. But she only does so towards those she thinks are against her ideals, and obviously to those who are politically in contrast with the seated Administration and to President Duterte himself - a best example of blind fanaticism. As per Department of Budget and Management, she being an ASEC has a salary grade of SG 29 or amounting to a gross of P106, 454 monthly. Aside from that, she also earns Representation and Transportation Allowance, and other monetary allowances that would be up to P60,000. Being and ASEC of PCOO for Social Media, she herself has to be the representation of no fake news and be the advocate of getting into real news and devoid of bias, most especially she has a blog, with her namesake. Additionally, she should serve the Filipino people because she is a public servant, and not Duterte's servant. However, she does not admit to her mistakes and rather, tell her supporters that contradicting her is a propaganda by the allegedly "yellow people" and that they are paid or that she is saying in her blog that she is serving the Filipinos. Come on people. We are not paid. We know she is fake news from head to toe, naked. She is the one being paid, with money coming from the taxes of the Filipinos working hard. Mocha does not deserve the title. She is not a journalist. She is a laughing and irritating stock of the real news and journalism. By removing Mocha Uson, Filipinos are a step forward in making sure that competent appointees are those eligible for their respective positions.
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, www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/country-chapters/philippines “Philippines: Duterte's 'Drug War' Claims 12,000+ Lives.” Human Rights Watch, 18 Jan. 2018, www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/18/philippines-dutertes-drug-war-claims-12000-lives “Philippines Drugs War: ICC Announces Initial Inquiry into Killings.” BBC News, BBC, 8 Feb. 2018, www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42992463 Villamor, Felipe. “Philippine Police Resume War on Drugs, Killing Dozens.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Feb. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/world/asia/philippines-drug-war.html Gamil, Jaymee T. “Rights Group Sneers at Gov't 'Playing Victim' in Drug War.” Inquirer News, Inquirer.net, newsinfo.inquirer.net/972601/rights-group-sneers-at-govt-playing-victim-in-drug-war. “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Slammed over Threat to Shoot Rebels in the Genitals.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 13 Feb. 2018, www.cbsnews.com/news/philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte-slammed-over-threat-to-shoot-rebels-in-the-genitals/
Petition to Filipino People
Remove President Rodrigo Duterte From Office and Suspend 1987 Constitution
We Are Asking People of the Philippines To Start Another People Power Revolution To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office And Suspend 1987 Freedom Constitution To Prevent Another Dictatorship In The Country. With The Extrajudicial Killing Of Innocent People, The Possible Declaration Of A Nationwide Martial Law And Federalism. We Are Urging Everyone To Start Another People Power Revolution To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office And Suspend The 1987 Freedom Constitution To Prevent Another Dictatorship In The Country. As The President Of The Republic Of The Philippines, He Cannot Rule 100 Million Filipinos On 7,107 Islands Effectively Without The Support Of Your Soldiers Who Could Implement His Own Orders, The Threat To National Security Of A Breakdown Of Law And Order Amidst Threats From Terrorists, Criminals, Communist Rebels, And Foreign Countries, And 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 Transitional Government' In The Country, 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 Sign This Petition To Remove President Rodrigo Duterte From Office And Suspend The 1987 Freedom Constitution Once And For All!
Petition to Philippine Government
YES to Death Penalty
Over the years, the crime rate in the Philippines continues to rise. Because of this, I think it is time for the government to re-implement the Death Penalty because of the rising crime rate in our country. Many criminals are not scared and acts in public and even on daylight because they know that when they are caught they will just spend time in prison and eventually, released after. It is time to execute first-degree criminals who are proven guilty and beyond reasonable to be executed. Just recently, the number of rape and murder cases are filed. I believe that being locked in prison is not enough to receive justice. Stand with me by signing this petition, thank you.
Petition to department of interior and local government, comelec, Rodrigo R. Duterte, Eduardo Ano, Aaron Aquino, Oscar Albayalde
Release the list of narcopoliticians and file charges against them.
We are appealing the Department of Interior and Local Government to release the list of certified narco-politicians in the country. Such list should also be in voting precincts so people who do not follow the news and those who have no social media accounts will get to know them and not vote for them. This will further enhance transparency and accountability in government. Releasing such a list will also prevent would-be narco-politicians from pursuing public office. Also, it will strengthen the campaign against illegal drugs because people will become aware and educated about the candidates who are courting for their votes.
Petition to Legislative, House of Represenatives, Senate
Approve Universal Social Pension as a Law
As of 2018, the population of the senior citizens is 3.6 million. But there are only 3 million senior citizens who receive their pension meanwhile the other 600 thousand does not receive any pension. In result of this, indigent senior citizens cannot afford their needs. As stated in thw current law, an amount of 500 PHP is given to the indigent senior citizens. However, it is not enough. This is why Universal Social Pension is being proposed. The said bill will give 1,500 PHP to the senior citizens monthly. Once approved, all senior citizens will benefit not only the indigents. This law will be a big help to the elderly once it is implemented. We can all help the senior citizens receive their pension and enable them to have additional allowance for their daily expenses.