No. 833 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 29 July 2015
Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III spoke on his ACHIEVEMENTS on 27 July 2015 from 4:05 to 6:20pm before the joint congress, foreign dignitaries, cabinet members, etc.
His achievements in economy, education, electricity, health, infrastructures, job creation, K to 12, 4Ps, military armaments, transportation (air and sea).
He did not mention the state of the nation: (1) continuing degradation of the environment due to increased number of approved mining and coal-fired power plants; as well as air, soil and water pollution; (2) increasing number of human rights violations; (3) marginalization of the poor and the indigenous people; (4) successive breakdown of the LRT and MRT; (5) inequitable distribution of wealth resulting in 11.2 million Filipino families consider themselves poor (SWS/ABS-CBN) 51%; (6) the rehabilitation of the “Yolanda” victims; (7) selective justice; (8) regularity of brownouts; (9) justice for the victims of the Mamasapano “massacre”; (10) slow implementation of the Agrarian Reform Law; (11) heavy traffic in highly urbanized cities like Metro Manila and Metro Cebu; (12) unresolved Maguindanao Massacre and others; etc.
Dr. Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Internally Displaced People (IDP) met with 36 Indigenous People from Tampakan and Lake Sebu (South Cotabato), Kiblawan (Davao Sur), Maasim and Malungon (Sarangani) and Bagumbayan (Sultan Kudarat).
Also present were: United Nations Commission on Human Rights (Geneva – Switzerland, Manila and Mindanao) – 7; Philippine Commission on Human Rights, Regions XI and XII – 6; SAC-Marbel – 10 and others – 5.
Total participants in the meeting on July 25, 2015, AVR, NDMU-IBED Campus, Koronadal City: 64.
Main Agendum: interview with IPs regarding human rights violations in their territories.
On 26 July 2015, Dr. Chaloka Beyani met with civil society at Fred Ans Restaurant, Odi Osmeña St., Koronadal City.
Bishop Dinualdo welcomed the participants.
Dr. Chaloka Beyani spoke on the objectives of his country mission: (1) protection and assessment of persons displaced by development projects, conflicts, etc.; (2) look into Tampakan Copper and Gold Projects: risks, protection of IPs; (3) rights of IPs to self-determination, life, identity, psychological and spiritual rights; (4) establish linkages and network with displaced persons.
Fr. Gillarme Joy Peliño, Executive Director, SAC Marbel, Sr. Susan Bolanio, OND, Executive Director, OND-HESED and Timuay Sannie Bello, Mindanao Peoples Peace Movement, Teduray Leader, Upi, made presentations on IP Situations.
Participants: OND-HESED, SOCSARGEN CARE, TFDP, Mindanao Peoples Peace Movement, TRIPOD, Lumad Development Center, Inc., Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, LET-PP, SOCSKSARGEND CARE, Marbel Parish, Tampakan Parish, Sagrada Pamilya Parish, OLPH Seminary, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Kiwanis, Aliansa Tigil Mina, PMPI (KIDMACO Cluster), Irrigators, SAMATIKO, Commission on Human Rights.
Foreign participants: UN Office of High Commission on Human Rights (Geneva, Switzerland), Power Shift (Germany), Triple Eleven (11. 11. 11., Belgium)
Total participants: 49.
Seven advocates of IPs’ rights dined with Bishop, Fr. Romeo Buenaobra and Deacon J.O. Calopez on 28 July 2015.
Michael Redkordt, Power Shift, Germany; Andy Whitmore, Philippine IP Links, United Kingdom; Kris Vanselbrouk, Belgium and Menchie Obanil, Philippines, 11. 11. 11. (Triple Eleven); Jojo Matriano, Christian Aid, Philippine; Farah Sevilla and Daniel Arias, Aliansa Tigil Mina, Philippines.
Topics: IP’s rights and mining.
Aim: strengthening of international solidarity network.
- DIRECTORY, PASSIONIST NUNS (CP)
- Maria Socorro de Leon, CP – Superior
- Marguerite Marie Matsuda, CP – Vicar
- Magdalena Tanaka, CP
- Paul Marie Ostria, CP
- Mary Gabriel Wenceslao, CP
- Veronica Alagadan, CP
- Bernadette Ann Magullado
- DIRECTORY, ORDER OF CISTERCIANS OF THE STRICT OBSERVANCE (OCSO)
Our Lady of Mt. Matutum Abbey
Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato
- Giovanna Garbelli – Abbess
- Rosangela Calcatera
- Miriam Silva
- Virginia Ventura
- Anna de Simoni
- Emilia Bergamini
- Rosanna Savarese –Sub-Prioress
- Franca Bini
- Vera Bruni – Novice Mistress
- Josephin Augustin Porimattathil
- Josie Tupas – Junior Mistress
- Rosario Gomonit
- Elizabeth Serra
- Gabriella Bayogos
- Aida Alpanta
- Candelaria Javier
- Julie Ann Pesongco
- Marie Rafael – Prioress
- Leah Ponteras
- Joy Baluran
- Concepcion Garciano
- Anna Marie Ando
- Stella Maris Zonio
- Marites Aniceto
- Teresa dela Cruz
- Claire Caquilala
- Dinah Mae dela Cruz
- Charlotte Abregon
- Benedicta Rodas
- Bernadette Servito
- Roxanne Acaylar
- Shiela Felisa Prieto
- Agnes Lipasan
- CONGREGATION OF THE PASSION OF CHRIST IN THE PHILIPPINES – PASSIONIST
Mater Dolorosa, Novitiate Community, Alabel
- Evan Esmade, CP – Novice Master
- Roberto Alegre, CP – Vice-Novice Master
St. Gabriel Seminary, Marbel
- Mario Cutab, CP – Rector
- Jefty Mendez, CP – Vice Rector
- Dave Ong, CP
CMIP, Lagao, GSC
- Mark Regan Tobias, CP – CMIP Director
- Meliton Aparece, CP
- Giovanni Oncog, CP
- Gilbert Ytac, CP
OLPGV Parish, GSC
- Rey Carvyn Ondap, CP – Local Superior, Vicar 3 and JPIC Director
- Willy Estraza, CP – Parish Priest
- Deorito Sustiguer, CP – Vicar 1
- Vic Supranes, CP – Vicar 2
Holy Cross Parish, Calumpang, GSC
- Edwin S. Flor, CP – Parish Priest
- Wiliam E. Pondo, CP – Vicar
Holy Cross Spiritual Center
- Apolinario A. Plaza, CP – Provincial Superior
- Marito R. Varquez, CP – Retreat Director
- Ramel S. Poquita, CP – PTII School Director
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