Monthly Archive for June, 2009

PRESS TRANSCRIPT The Human Rights Situation in the Philippines and the Case of Melissa Roxas On the afternoon of May 19, Melissa Roxas was abducted in the Philippines, along with her companions, John Edward Jandoc and Juanito Carabeo. An American citizen of Filipino descent, Melissa was part of a health services team preparing for a [...]

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PRESS TRANSCRIPT I would like to thank everyone for being here this afternoon. It has been a very difficult time for me and my family and I would like to thank everyone who has give us their love, help, and support during this time. I was in the Philippines for an exposure program doing volunteer [...]

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PRESS TRANSCRIPT US Counsel for Melissa Roxas Migrant Heritage Commission (Legal Resource Program) Washington, D.C. Let me thank all the media both in the U.S and the Philippines for this opportunity to present the very compelling case of Melissa. We hope that you will be and will remain our genuine partner in our collective pursuit [...]

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Dearest Friends, The recent birth of my niece reminds me that life is something more than just presence, it is the earth rising inside of you, the earth that has been there since the beginning, but taking a different form. I started to think about all the other babies I had seen as a community [...]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the human rights group Karapatan believe that there is sufficient evidence to point out the military’s involvement in the abduction of Filipino-American activist and Bayan USA member Melissa Roxas and her two Filipino companions Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc. Roxas and company were [...]

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PRESS RELEASE BAYAN Philippines Now it can be told. Abducted Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas, who was forcibly taken by armed men in La Paz, Tarlac last May 19 and surfaced six days later, was subjected to physical and mental torture during her captivity. She now seeks the protection of the Supreme Court for herself and [...]

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