7 December 2016
Buhay na may Dignidad para sa Lahat (DIGNIDAD)
85-B Masikap Street Ext., Barangay Central, Diliman, Quezon City | Tel. # 7097833
Requests press coverage of its event on the occasion of HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK
“WALK THE TALK” for A LIFE OF DIGNITY FOR ALL
A community workshop and walk with messages
addressed to the Duterte Administration
D E C E M B E R 8, 2016
2:00 - 4:30 PM - WORKSHOP at SAN ROQUE CHAPEL
along Sebastian Street Barangay San Roque (North Triangle), Quezon City
(from Agham Road, across Philippine Science High School, enter the community through
“talipapa” near the tri-bike and tricycle terminal. From there, about 8min. walk to the chapel)
4:30 pm - WALK
from the Chapel to Agham Road then to Bantayog ng mga Bayani
5 - 5:30 pm - NOISE BARRAGE and CANDLE LIGHTING at Bantayog ng mga Bayani
Contact: Teody Gacer @ 09297181427; Ana Vitacion @09175584657
On the occasion of the International Human Rights Week, DIGNIDAD Coalition will hold on December 8 a community workshop and walk dubbed as “WALK the TALK” to raise people’s awareness on human rights including social and economic rights. It will also highlight people’s calls addressed to the present administration to fulfill these rights.
There will be a discussion with about 100 women, men, and youth in the urban poor community in North Triangle. Then participants will breakout to make a poster or any visual representation of their appreciation of human rights (placard, drawing, etc.). By 4:30pm, the workshop participants and other people in the community – carrying their outputs from the workshop (drawing, placard, etc.) – will walk from the chapel going to Agham Road, then to Bantayog ng mga Bayani. The event will culminate with a noise barrage and candle lighting.
For Dignidad, the biggest war of the Duterte administration should be the war against poverty and inequality. This war is crucial in eliminating drugs, criminality, and terrorism. Many believe that his electoral victory is hugely a protest vote by the masses against the Luzon-based oligarchy and incidentally a vote to end chronic poverty, unemployment, and the social injustice stemming from the people’s lack of access to the essential requirements for a humane life. However, the development blueprint of his administration still looks sketchy. Until now, the people have yet to see a clear development program that will address the economic and social ills in the country.
Dignidad Coalition is a broad platform composed of 32 grassroots organizations, labor groups and other sectoral coalitions, movement‐based party‐lists and multi‐sectoral issue-based coalitions, church‐based organizations, human rights groups and academics advancing an agenda towards the realization of a life of dignity for all Filipinos. It aims to raise people’s awareness on social and economic rights and to promote programs through the campaign for a Universal, Comprehensive, and Transformative Social Protection and its eight specific demands. These demands are on work and livelihood, social/public services, food, and social security. Among its members are: Kilos Maralita, WomanHealth, Freedom from Debt Coalition, PATAMABA, KABAPA, Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, NASSA, SENTRO, Partido ng Manggagawa,, Alab Katipunan, ARYA, Kilusan, Rights Network, IRDF, PKMK)