Malaya Canada seeks to “broaden opposition to fascism” and “broaden Canada-based support for the cause” that opposes Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, militarist policies, curtailment of democratic and civil rights, corruption and dynastic rule, promotes genuine sustainable development, and defends national sovereignty.
Malaya Movement in Canada: Official Countrywide Launch will be September 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT. Reserve your place ahead of time. Register at https://tinyurl.com/malaya-ca-launch
We fear that the most recent killings of Filipino peace and peasant rights activist Randall Echanis and that of human rights and community health worker Zara Alvarez by suspected agents of the Philippine military just a couple of weeks apart are not the last under the undeclared martial law regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. Malaya Movement Canada expresses its gravest concerns and its angry condemnation of the continuing death threats against the human rights defenders in Negros.
Malaya Movement Canada strongly and vigorously condemns the killing of Zara Alvarez last August 17, 2020 in Bacolod City. Zara Alvarez was a young and dedicated human rights activist, a human rights educator and paralegal for the human rights group in Negros Island, central Philippines. She also worked as advocacy officer of the Negros Island Health Integrated Program. She was red-tagged because of her activism work and was included in a government and military “terror list” of 600+ individuals and in 2013, Alvarez was arrested on trumped up charges and detained for almost two years.