Cut US Aid to the Philippines- Support Philippine Human Rights Act!

Congress

The Duterte Regime in the Philippines has garnered widespread attention for its gross human rights violations.

The Philippines has been deemed one of the deadliest countries in the world for land defenders, journalists and trade unionists. According to human rights groups, the number of killings under the current Duterte regime, infamous for its deadly war on drugs, has risen to 30,000. Karpatan, a leading human rights organization in the Philippines, has documented the forced displacement of over 456,103 civilians due to bombing and indiscriminate bombing of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Freedom of the press the freedom of speech is met with arrest, intimidation and murder. In August 2019, Brandon Lee, an indigenous activist from the Bay Area, became the first U.S. citizen shot under the Duterte regime after heavy surveillance from Philippine state forces.

However, since 2016, the U.S. has provided $550 million dollars in military aid to Duterte and implemented paltry human rights restrictions and oversight.

We are calling for the introduction of a Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA): “To suspend United States security assistance to the Philippines until such time as human rights violations by Philippine security forces cease and the responsible state forces are held accountable.”

We are asking for your support for the Philippine Human Rights Act by signing this petition and adding your name to a list of constituents backing this bill.

Thank you again for your solidarity and support!

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines: https://ichrpus.org/

Malaya Movement: https://malayamovement.com/

Kabataan Alliance: https://www.kabataanalliance.org/


To: Congress
From: [Your Name]

The Philippines has been deemed one of the deadliest countries in the world for land defenders, journalists and trade unionists. According to human rights groups, the number of killings under the current Duterte regime, infamous for its deadly war on drugs, has risen to 30,000. Karpatan, a leading human rights organization in the Philippines, has documented the forced displacement of over 456,103 civilians due to bombing and indiscriminate bombing of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Freedom of the press the freedom of speech is met with arrest, intimidation and murder. In August 2019, Brandon Lee, an indigenous activist from the Bay Area, became the first U.S. citizen shot under the Duterte regime after heavy surveillance from Philippine state forces.

However, since 2016, the U.S. has provided $550 million dollars in military aid to Duterte and implemented paltry human rights restrictions and oversight.

We are calling for the introduction of legislation Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA): “To suspend United States security assistance with the Philippines until such time as human rights violations by Philippine security forces cease and the responsible state forces are held accountable.”

We are asking for your support for the Philippine Human Rights Act