Malaya Movement in Canada, on behalf of over 500 people in the Filipino diaspora and friends who signed, has sent an open letter to Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau, calling his attention and that of the Canadian government to the on-going killings and other human rights violations in the Philippines.
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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.
It is such a heavy toll for us to learn of what has become the latest killing fields in the Philippines, specifically in Negros island.
Malaya Movement Canada mourns the loss of families, who are majority rural poor, affected by the intensified violence. We enjoin all freedom-loving kababayans to call the Duterte administration to end these vicious attacks against our own people.