Typhoon Relief & ExpoTrip to Philippines

Who: Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines Executive & Advisory Committees

Rossella De Leon, Secretary General
Justin Katigbak, Mass Campaigns Officer
Nikki De Leon, Organizational Development Officer
Angelica Lim, Educational Officer
Kenneth Crebillo, Cultural Officer
Freedom Siyam, Advisory Committee Member
What: Research, Exposure, and Typhoon Haiyan Relief work in the Philippines

The political and economic situation in the Philippines keep worsening as we constantly hear news of land grabbing, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture, militarization, prioritization of foreign corporations, and government corruption. The poor gets poorer while the rich gets richer.The peasants and workers who have toiled everyday so that the entire world can eat and survive have been subjects of these human rights violations that continue to plague the Philippine society. This year, members of Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP) have made a conscious decision to go on an intense Research and Exposure Trip to the Philippines. PCHRP is composed of Filipino immigrant youth, students, women, LGBTQ, professionals, workers, and allies who work together in solidarity to advance the national democratic movement of the Philippines in the United States through education, leadership development, and political action. As a testament to our mission - serve the people - the purpose of this trip is to learn about the true conditions and struggles of the Filipino people. As students of the masses, we intend to learn about the history, concrete conditions, and human rights situation of the masses from the masses themselves.

This trip is accommodated through BAYAN Philippines (Bagong Alyansang Makabayan or New Patriotic Alliance), a multi-sectoral formation struggling for national and social liberation against imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucrat capitalism. BAYAN Philippines envisions a just society, free from foreign domination. With the recent devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, PCHRP now has gotten the directive to help with relief efforts in Visayas. The Relief/Exposure Trip to the Philippines will take us all over the islands of the Philippines for 2 and half weeks and will give us an opportunity to help with the Typhoon Haiyan relief work that is happening in most affected areas. In this journey for self-revelation, we hope to grow as a team and come back to our communities, ready to educate, organize, and mobilize with more passion and personal conviction.

When: December 2013

Where: Philippines

We are committed to the Relief and Exposure Trip to the Philippines and to bringing back information and tools to aid our communities here in the U.S. in truly understanding the human rights situation of the basic sectors in the Philippines, BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY. We are taking donations straight to the local organizations and who are helping with the relief efforts. We understand that times are tough, but every dollar helps. If you are unable to donate, please help us out by sharing this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Please consider being our partner in serving the people. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas at ang mga Pilipino! Maraming salamat po!


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