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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
1,277 supporters
Started 2 days 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
16 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Filipinos, Alan Peter Cayetano, RODRIGO DUTERTE

Say NO to fixers of passport application in the Philippines, No to Corruption!

Support this campaign if: a) you need a passport soon b) suffered in the stress of getting one lately or c) just don’t like corruption. Rampant corruption and “entrepreneurship” is taking advantage of the online application system of DFA in the Philippines.  While the online services of NBI, SSS, etc. serve more Filipinos every day, they’re able to do it more efficiently and with no help of fixers.   Don’t tell me that there are more people getting passports that have 10-year validity vs.  NBI clearances that have 1-year validity used for pre-employment.  What this is doing is taking advantage of people who have fixed dates for travel plans, and OFWs. In the newly improved online application system of DFA, ALL possible slots until June are taken within Metro Manila.  I’ve checked since January and I was willing to go as far as Pampanga or even Batangas.  The only open slot before July at the time was in Iloilo and I was tempted to book it.  In January they opened 100,000 new slots when people complained but those went out fairly quickly.  Apparently fixers hired armies of people who waited online – whether these are people tipped of employees of DFA or travel agencies who knew exactly when it started, booked these slots online so that they can later sell it to people who are in a “RUSH” for a passport. While this started as logical conjecture, I was able to talk to people who had similar experiences who found out bits and pieces of this theory.  Someone verified the mass application.  Then the Passport on Wheels caravan, a project that Sec. Cayetano is so proud of, came to Marikina and someone told me that there is an “appointment system” to that too.  And even my dad, who is more familiar with how these things go advised me to go because it’s “magulo” and happens on a work day even if I was willing to go on leave.  He scouted it at another city since my whole family needed their passports renewed last year.  They eventually paid a travel agency to “secure” their online appointment. THEN all my rants on Facebook paid off.  A helpful former coworker messaged me that he was able to get his rush passport via a Facebook group that I can join.  For a small fee, I can get a passport in March if I pay P675 outside of the DFA fees just for my online slot.  "EARLY PASSPORT SCHEDULE (Garantisadong Mapagkakatiwalaan)Kailangan mo ba ng Early Schedule sa Pagkuha ng Passport o Nahihirapan sa pagkuha ng Online Appoinment? [Schedule muna bago Payment]Php 675 ang Early Scheduling Service Fee po namin (Payable in any Pera Padala Centers) Sa DFA po, ang babayaran niyo po If Rush : Php 1200 (7-10 working days)If Regular: Php 950 (15-30 working days)*Releasing Option thru LBC Delivery- Php 150 (The person who told me me about mass-booking and that DFA employees know, told me each slot is P1,000 so this is cheaper. ) I don’t blame my friend since he’s planning to work abroad this year and he's just helping me. Part of me is even impressed with this “sir Juls” since it’s entrepreneurship. A problem is an opportunity. What I am annoyed at is the government who designed it this way.  Pilipinas Teleserv, a local call center, used to handle the online passport appointment system.  They did this for passports, birth certificates, etc. Now it’s purely handled by and with months pre-booked solid. Here’s my suggestion.  Change the current process and adopt the online application system used by NBI and so many others.  Ask people to secure their appointment by online appointment or they lose their slot. If common workers to various jobs can pay online with the help of their local bank or 7-11 then people who plan to go abroad can do this too. And beyond this, people who are sick of corruption should sign this petition. This needs to change, ASAP.  I call your tough talk Secretary Cayetano and President Duterte. Do something about it.  Not doing anything about it condones this and is leaving temptation open to people who work in DFA. If you don’t want corruption, then don’t leave avenues for corruption open.  Appendix if you need proof: My facebook chat shared with hundreds of hopefuls plus Sir Julius Cantos de Mesa Lists of Facebook groups who are currently supporting rush facebook group application -101% LEGIT DFA RUSH PASSPORT APPOINTMENT 2K18 - RUSH PASSPORT ONLINE APPOINTMENT

Coni Cruz
153 supporters