UKPC/FCYA - Toronto

Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada / Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance - Toronto Chapter

Saturday, April 23, 2005

EVENT: Community Forum

An open forum and discussion
on the current state of human rights
in the Philippines.

with guest: Trelly Marigza, President of Negros Oriental Chapter,
GABRIELA Party List (currently a guest of the United Church of Canada)

Saturday, April 30, 6-9pm
The Fireside Room
Trinity-St Paul's United Church
427 Bloor St. West (1 block west of Spadina Ave)
*donations welcome

For more information, email us at
or call 647-273-6553

Monday, April 18, 2005

CAMPAIGN: Stop the Killings! Uphold Human Rights Now!

UKPC-Toronto, in collaboration with other progressive Filipino community organizations, is launching a campaign to call for the Arroyo government to stop its violation of the Filipino people's civil and political rights.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

EVENT: Film screening - "Sa Ngalan Ng Tubo"

The Philippine Network for Justice and Peace,
the Philippine Solidarity Group of Toronto
and the Philippine Reporter
invite you to the screening of

(In the Name of Sugarcane... In the Name of Profit!)

A video documentary on the Hacienda Luisita farmworkers' strike

image source: Bulatlat

Thursday, April 7, 2005
Rainbow Room
Trinity St. Paul's United Church
427 Bloor St. W. (west of Spadina Ave.)

An open forum and discussion
on the current state of human rights
in the Philippines will follow.

Co-sponsored by:
UKPC-Toronto, Philippine Women Centre of Ontario, Filipino Workers Support Committee

For more information, email us at
or call 647-273-6553
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IN LESS than three months since mid-January, 32 people identified with activist political parties and organizations, have been systematically gunned down in a series of incidents across the country. In Central Luzon alone, the center of the Hacienda Luisita dispute, 13 have been summarily executed and 5 have been abducted and are still missing.

"Though not yet as numerous as during Martial Law," clarified Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, "the numbers are nevertheless shocking and point to an equally dangerous situation."

The victims come from such diverse backgrounds as a City Councilor and Bayan Muna Leader, a radio broadcaster, news reporter and an officer of a people's organization, an Aglipayan priest and a lay churchworker, a human rights lawyer, worker-peasant leaders and activists. They were affiliated with legal organizations that have become the object of vilification by those who invoke the mantra of "national security" to suppress the voices of dissent.

"During Martial Law you at least knew which unit of the Philippine Constabulary was involved. Now, there are no rules being followed... not even the benefit of an arrest, search and seizure order (ASSO) commonly issued during Martial Law days," says another Congressman.