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Unite and Resist Against the Criminalization of Solidarity in Europe

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Migrante-Europe is united in resisting and condemning the systematic criminalization of extending help in solidarity to the fleeing migrants and refugees in Europe. We are highly distraught that at least 158 individuals and their organizations across Europe are being criminalized for offering help, including food and shelter, to migrants and refugees.1

Pierre-Alain Mannoni

Among these is Pierre-Alain Mannoni of France, who risks five years of imprisonment for transporting three young Eritrean migrants who were injured after ten hours of walking during winter from the Roya Valley to his home in Nice.

Rescue workers Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder

Sea rescue workers Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder were put in prison for more than 100 days in Greece and may still face prison sentence of up to 25 years on charges of spying, people smuggling and belonging to a criminal organization.

We are flabbergasted that these individuals and their organization who are trying to help the most vulnerable migrants and refugees to escape certain death in the Mediterranean Sea are prohibited in extending a helping hand, while there are at least 1,680 migrants and refugees have died in that sea since 2014.2

Migrante-Europe, composed of various Filipino organizations in many parts of Europe is alarmed by these state actions of treating as criminal acts that work of helping the vulnerable. These situation being experienced by those who offered their time, talents and treasures to help the migrants and refugees in Europe are very familiar to the attacks of the Philippine government on activists and rights defenders.

Now that our rights defenders in Europe are being attacked, Migrante-Europe cannot sit idly and remain quiet. The injustice that has beset this continent does not only affect the fleeing migrants and refugees. As recipients of the noble work of these human rights defenders, we cannot allow this mockery of justice to continue because we cannot claim to know and have knowledge of European values and yet keep our eyes shut to the humiliations that our human rights defenders encounter everyday.

Our European human rights advocates, who are only upholding the exemplary European values of human rights and human life, are systematically being criminalized. As an alliance working for Filipino migrants, immigrants and exiles, we stand with them and urge our host countries to stop this travesty of justice. We must always remember the nobility of solidarity and how it is use to serve those who have less, those who have nothing, those who have to suffer every ounce of injustice and indignity, day in and day out.

Long live international solidarity!

Reference:
Marlon Toledo Lacsamana
Secretary General
marlonlacsamana@migrante.eu


Weersta de criminalisering van solidariteit in Europa

Migrante-Europe is verenigd  en veroordeelt de systematische criminalisering van solidariteitswerk binnen Europa. We zijn radeloos van verdriet  dat ten minste 158 personen en hun organisaties in heel Europa worden gecriminaliseerd voor het aanbieden van hulp, inclusief voedsel en onderdak, aan migranten en vluchtelingen. 3

Onder hen is Pierre-Alain Mannoni uit Frankrijk, die vijf jaar gevangenisstraf riskeert voor het vervoeren van drie jonge Eritrese migranten, die gewond raakten na tien uur wandelen in de winter van de Roya-vallei, naar zijn huis in Nice.

Reddingswerkers Sarah Mardini en Seán Binder werden meer dan 100 dagen in Griekenland gevangengezet en kunnen nog steeds tot 25 jaar gevangenisstraf krijgen op beschuldiging van spionage, mensensmokkel en lid zijn van een criminele organisatie. We zijn verbijsterd dat deze individuen en hun organisatie die proberen de meest kwetsbare migranten en vluchtelingen te helpen verboden worden hen een helpende hand te bieden. Dit  terwijl er minstens 1.680 migranten en vluchtelingen zijn gestorven in die Miiddellandse Zee sinds 2014. 4

Wij Filipino’s zijn helaas zeer bekend met aanvallen op activisten en verdedigers van rechten, omdat dit ook in de Filippijnen  veel voorkomt. Nu onze verdedigers in Europa worden aangevallen, kunnen we niet stilzitten en stil blijven. Het onrecht dat Europa heeft getroffen, beïnvloedt ons niet alleen. Dit  omdat we getuige zijn van de vernederingen waarmee onze Europese verdedigers worden geconfronteerd (onrecht, misbruik, geweld en officiële idiotie) kiezen we er niet voor om te zwijgen.

Onze Europese verdedigers die alleen de  Europese waarden van mensenrechten en het menselijk leven hooghouden, worden systematisch gecriminaliseerd. Als een alliantie die werkt voor Filipijnse migranten, immigranten en ballingen, staan ​​we hen bij en dringen we er bij onze gastlanden op aan deze travestie van gerechtigheid te stoppen. Laten we ons de betekenis van solidariteit herinneren: om degenen te dienen die minder hebben, die niets hebben en die onrecht en verontwaardiging ondergaan.

Hun strijd! Onze strijd! Internationale solidariteit!


Resista la criminalización de la solidaridad en Europa

Migrante-Europa está unida para resistir y condenar la criminalización sistemática del trabajo solidario en Europa. Estamos muy angustiados porque al menos 158 personas y sus organizaciones en toda Europa están siendo criminalizadas por ofrecer ayuda, incluidos alimentos y alojamiento, a migrantes y refugiados. 5

Entre ellos se encuentra Pierre-Alain Mannoni de Francia, quien corre el riesgo de cinco años de prisión por transportar a tres jóven migrantes Eritreos que resultaron heridos después de diez horas de caminata durante el invierno desde el valle de Roya hasta su hogar en Niza. Las rescatistas marítimas Sarah Mardini y Seán Binder fueron encarceladas durante más de 100 días en Grecia y aún pueden enfrentar una pena de prisión de hasta 25 años por cargos de espionaje, contrabando de personas y pertenencia a una organización criminal. Estamos asombrados de que estas personas y su organización que intentan ayudar a los migrantes y refugiados más vulnerables a escapar de una muerte segura en el mar Mediterráneo tengan prohibido extender una mano amiga, mientras que al menos 1.680 migrantes y refugiados han muerto en ese mar desde 2014. 6

Nosotros los  Filipinos estamos muy familiarizados con los ataques contra activistas y defensores de los derechos humanos,  porque también esto  ocurre en las  Filipinas. Ahora que nuestros defensores en Europa están siendo atacados, no podemos quedarnos de brazos cruzados y permanecer callados. La injusticia que ha acosado a este continente no nos afecta solo. Esto porque somos testigos de la humillación que nuestros defensores Europeos han enfrontado (injusticia,abuso,violencia e idiotez oficial).

Nuestros defensores europeos que solo defienden los valores ejemplares europeos de los derechos humanos y la vida humana están siendo criminalizados sistemáticamente. Como una alianza que trabaja para inmigrantes filipinos, los apoyamos e instamos a nuestros países de acogida a detener esta parodia de la justicia. Siempre debemos recordar la nobleza de la solidaridad y cómo se utiliza para servir a los que tienen menos, a los que no tienen nada, a los que tienen que sufrir cada gramo de injusticia e indignidad, día tras día.

¡ El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!


Magkaisa at Labanan ang Kriminalisasyon ng Pakiki-isa sa Europa

Ang Migrante-Europe ay nagkakaisa sa paglaban at pagkondena sa sistematikong kriminalisasyon ng gawaing pakiki-isa sa loob ng Europa. Lubos kaming nababahala na hindi bababa sa 158 na mga indibidwal at/o ang kanilang mga organisasyon sa buong Europa ay tinuturing na mga kriminal sa pag-aabot ng tulong, kabilang na ang pag-alay ng mga makakain at kanlungan sa mga migrante at bakwit. 7

Kabilang sa mga ito ay si Pierre-Alain Mannoni ng Pransya, na nanganganib na mabilanggo ng hindi hihigit sa limang taon dahil sa pagtulong nito ng tatlong sugatang migranteng Eritrean matapos ang sampung oras na paglalakad sa panahon ng taglamig mula sa Roya Valley hanggang sa kanyang tahanan sa Nice. Ang mga manggagawang tagapagligtas sa dagat tulad nina Sarah Mardini at Seán Binder na nakulong ng higit sa 100 araw sa Gresya at maaari pa ring maharap sa pagkabilanggo na aabot hanggang sa 25 taon dahil sa mga bintang na pag-espiya, smagling  at/o kabilang sa isang kriminal na organisasyon. Kami ay nasusulasok na ang mga indibidwal na ito at/o ang kanilang mga organisasyon na nagsisikap lamang na matulungan ang pinaka-kahabghabag na mga migrante at mga bakwit na tumatakas lamang sa tiyak na kamatayan sa Dagat ng Mediteranyo ay pinagbabawalang tumulong, habang mayroong hindi bababa sa 1,680 na migrante at mga bakwit ay namatay na sa dagat na iyon mula pa noong 2014. 8

Ang Migrante-Europe, na binubuo ng iba’t ibang mga samahang Pilipino sa maraming bahagi ng Europa, ay naalarma sa mga kilos ng mga estadong Europeo na nagtutulak upang gawing krimen ang pagtulong. Ang sitwasyong nararanasan ng mga tumutulong sa karapatang pantao ay pamilyar sa pag-atake ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas sa mga aktibista at tagapagtanggol ng karapatan. At dahil ngayon nasasaksihan namin ang mga ito sa mga tagapagtanggol ng karapatang pantao ng mga migrante at bakwit sa Europa, hindi na naming kayang umupo at manahimik na lamang. Ang kawalang-katarungan sa anumang porma ay dapat labanan. Bilang isa isa mga komunidad na titutulungan ng mga tagapagtanggol na ito, naninindigan ang Migrante-Europe na ipakita ang aming pakiki-isa sa mga tagapagtanggol ng karapatang pantao na humaharap ngayon  sa kawalan ng katarungan, pang-aabuso, karahasan at opisyal na katangahan.

Ang mga tagapagtanggol na ito sa Europa na nagpapakita lamang ng mga huwarang pamantayang para sa karapatang pantao at pagpapakita ng importansya ng buhay ng bawat mamayan sa sandaigdigan. Bilang isang katipunan ng mga organisasyon ng mga Migranteng Filipino sa Europa, nananawagan kami sa mga bansang Europeo na tigilan ang kriminalisasyon ng pakiki-isa. Ibig naming ipaalala sa kanila ang dahilan ng pakiki-isa: maglingkod at tumulong sa mga walang boses; maglingkod at tumulong  sa mga walang ni ano; at maglingkod at tumulong duon sa mga taong nakakaranas ng walang katarungan araw-araw.

Migranteng Filipino, Ngayon ay Lumalaban!


Vereinigung und Widerstand gegen die Kriminalisierung der Solidarität in Europa

Migrante-Europe ist sich einig, dass es sich gegen die systematische Kriminalisierung der Solidaritätsarbeit in Europa wehrt und diese verurteilt. Wir sind sehr bestürzt darüber, dass mindestens 158 Personen und ihre Organisationen in ganz Europa kriminalisiert werden, weil sie Migranten und Flüchtlingen Hilfe, einschließlich Nahrung und Unterkunft, anbieten. 9

Unter ihnen ist der Franzose Pierre-Alain Mannoni, der fünf Jahre Haft riskiert, weil er drei junge eritreische Migranten, die nach zehn Stunden Fußmarsch, im Winter, vom Roya-Valley zu seinem Haus in Nizza half. Die Seenotrettungshelfer Sarah Mardini und Seán Binder wurden in Griechenland für mehr als 100 Tage ins Gefängnis gesteckt und können noch immer mit einer Gefängnisstrafe von bis zu 25 Jahren wegen Spionage, Menschenschmuggel und Zugehörigkeit zu einer kriminellen Organisation verurteilt werden. Wir sind erschrocken, dass es diesen Personen und ihrer Organisation, die versuchen, den verwundbarsten Migranten und Flüchtlingen zu helfen, dem sicheren Tod im Mittelmeer zu entgehen, verboten ist, eine helfende Hand auszustrecken, während seit 2014 mindestens 1.680 Migranten und Flüchtlinge in diesem Meer gestorben sind. 10

Wir Filipinos sind leider sehr vertraut mit Angriffen auf Aktivisten und Verteidiger der Menschenrechte, da sie auch an den philippinischen Küsten stattfinden.  Jetzt, da unsere Verteidiger in Europa angegriffen werden, können wir nicht untätig bleiben und schweigen. Die Ungerechtigkeit, die diesen Kontinent heimgesucht hat, betrifft nicht nur uns. Als Unterstützer dieser edlen Arbeit können wir nicht zulassen, dass dieser Spott weitergeht, denn wir können nicht behaupten, dass wir die europäischen Werte kennen, und doch die Augen vor den Demütigungen verschließen, denen unsere Verteidiger jeden Tag begegnen: Ungerechtigkeit, Missbrauch, Gewalt und staatlische Idiotie.

Unsere europäischen Verteidiger, die nur die vorbildlichen, europäischen Werte der Menschenrechte und des menschlichen Lebens verteidigen, werden systematisch kriminalisiert. Als ein Bündnis, welches sich für philippinische Migranten, Immigranten und Exilanten einsetzt, stehen wir an ihrer Seite und fordern unsere Gastgeberländer auf, diese Travestie der Gerechtigkeit zu beenden. Wir müssen uns immer an die Vornehmheit der Solidarität erinnern und daran, wie sie genutzt wird, um denen zu dienen, die weniger haben, denen, die nichts haben, denen, die Tag für Tag jedes Quäntchen Ungerechtigkeit und Demütigung erleiden müssen.

Hoch die internationale Solidarität!


Unissez-vous et résistez à la criminalisation de la solidarité en Europe

Migrante-Europe s’unit pour résister et condamner la criminalisation systématique de l’aide solidaire aux migrants et réfugiés fuyant vers l’Europe. Nous sommes profondément affligés qu’au moins 158 personnes et leurs organisations à travers l’Europe soient criminalisées pour avoir offert de l’aide, notamment de la nourriture et un abri, aux migrants et aux réfugiés. 11

Parmi eux, Pierre-Alain Mannoni, de France, qui risque cinq ans de prison pour avoir transporté trois jeunes migrants érythréens blessés après dix heures de marche en hiver de la vallée de la Roya jusqu’à son domicile à Nice. Les sauveteurs Sarah Mardini et Seán Binder sont emprisonnés depuis plus de 100 jours en Grèce et encourent toujours des peines de prison allant jusqu’à 25 ans pour espionnage, traite d’êtres humains et appartenance à une organisation criminelle. Nous sommes étonnés que ces personnes et leurs organisations qui tentent d’aider les migrants et les réfugiés les plus vulnérables à échapper à une mort certaine en Méditerranée ne puissent pas tendre la main, alors qu’au moins 1680 migrants et réfugiés sont morts dans cette mer depuis 2014. 12

Migrante-Europe, composée de diverses organisations philippines dans de nombreuses parties de l’Europe, est alarmée par ces actions de l’État de traiter comme des actes criminels qui visent à aider les personnes vulnérables. Cette situation vécue par ceux qui ont donné de leur temps et de leurs talents pour aider les migrants et les réfugiés en Europe est bien connue des Philippins qui ont été témoins d’attaques du gouvernement philippin contre des militants et des défenseurs des droits. Maintenant que nos défenseurs des droits de l’homme en Europe sont attaqués, Migrante-Europe ne peut plus rester les bras croisés et garder le silence. L’injustice qui a frappé ce continent n’affecte pas seulement les migrants et les réfugiés en fuite. En tant que bénéficiaires du noble travail de ces défenseurs des droits de l’homme, nous ne pouvons pas permettre que cette moquerie de la justice se poursuive parce que nous ne pouvons pas prétendre connaître et connaître les valeurs européennes et pourtant garder les yeux fermés sur les humiliations subies par nos défenseurs des droits de l’homme. 

Nos défenseurs européens des droits de l’homme, qui ne font que démontrer les valeurs européennes exemplaires des droits de l’homme et de la vie humaine, sont systématiquement criminalisés. En tant qu’alliance travaillant pour les migrants, les immigrants et les exilés philippins, nous les soutenons et exhortons nos pays d’accueil à mettre fin à cette parodie de justice. Nous devons toujours nous souvenir de la noblesse de la solidarité et de la façon dont elle est utilisée pour servir ceux qui ont moins, ceux qui n’ont rien et ceux qui doivent souffrir chaque once d’injustice chaque jour.

Vive la solidarité!


Uniti Resistiamo Contro la Criminalizzazione della Solidarieta’ In Europa

Migrante Europa è unita nel resistere e nel condannare la criminalizzazione sistematica del lavoro di solidarietà in Europa. Siamo molto preoccupati per il fatto che almeno 158 persone e i loro organizzazioni in tutta Europa vengano criminalizzate per aver offerto aiuto, compresi cibo e alloggio, a migranti e rifugiati. 13

Tra questi c’è il francese Pierre-Alain Mannoni, che rischia cinque anni di prigione per aver trasportato tre giovani migranti eritrei che sono rimasti feriti dopo dieci ore di cammino durante l’inverno dalla Valle della Roya alla sua casa di Nizza. I soccorritori marittimi Sarah Mardini e Seán Binder sono stati incarcerati in Grecia per più di 100 giorni e possono ancora essere condannati a 25 anni di carcere con l’accusa di spionaggio, rapina e associazione a delinquere. Ci è chiaro che questi individui e le loro organizzazioni che cercano di aiutare i migranti e i rifugiati più vulnerabili a sfuggire a morte certa nel Mediterraneo non possono dare il loro aiuto, mentre ci sono almeno 1.680 migranti e rifugiati che sono morti in quel mare dal 2014. 14

Noi filippini abbiamo purtroppo molta familiarità con gli attacchi contro gli attivisti e i difensori dei diritti, perché si verificano anche nelle Filippine. Ora che i nostri difensori in Europa vengono attaccati, non possiamo restare in silenzio. L’ingiustizia che si è creata nel loro continente non colpisce solo noi. Come destinatari del loro nobile lavoro, non possiamo permettere che questa beffa continui. Non possiamo chiudere gli occhi davanti alle umiliazioni che vediamo ogni giorno infliggere ai nostri difensori: ingiustizia, abusi, violenza e idiozia ufficiale.

I nostri difensori europei che difendono solo i valori europei esemplari dei diritti umani e del rispetto per la vita umana vengono sistematicamente criminalizzati. Come alleanza che lavora per i migranti filippini, gli immigrati e gli esiliati, ci schieriamo con loro ed esortiamo i paesi che ci ospitano a porre fine a questa farsa della giustizia. Dobbiamo sempre ricordare la nobiltà della solidarietà e come sia utile servire coloro che hanno meno, coloro che non hanno nulla, coloro che devono soffrire ogni singola traccia di ingiustizia e di indegnità, giorno dopo giorno.

Viva la solidarietà internazionale!


Sagip Migrante needs you

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Since January 12,  Taal Volcano has erupted and is now at Alert Level 4, which means the danger zone can be extended up to 9 kilometers due to the possibility of “highly hazardous eruption.” 

Thousands have fled the volcano, and the island is considered “no-man’s land”. Currently, there are 22,472 families including 96,061 people affected in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite and not including those in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon. 

According to Sagip Migrante, they need financial help to meet the needs of evacuees such as: food, water, clothing, medicine, blankets, N95 face masks, flashlights and more.

Migrante Europe is appalled with the Philippines’ top diplomat’s lack of diplomacy

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Migrante-Europe is appalled by the utterly uncalled-for umbrage of the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. when he confronted the protesters led by Migrante International in front of his department on 10 January 2020. 

The protest held by Migrante-International and its allies denounced the militarization of the evacuation mission of the country to be led by Retired General now DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. The Philippines’ deployment of two battalions of military combatants shows the apathy of the US-Duterte regime to the welfare of OFWs in the Middle East. What our kababayans need in this time of crisis are not soldiers, but social workers, health care professionals and translators.

We object to Sec. Locsin’s arrogance, when he yelled at the protesters and OFW families to beat him up and stating that “this is the government of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (then raised fist),” instead of providing answers to the legitimate questions raised by the protesters and OFW families affected by the current turmoil brought about by the US assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. 

All Secretary Locsin succeeded in doing was to betray his utter ignorance about how diplomacy works, setting a dangerous precedent if his deplorable behavior is emulated by the wide following he claims for the government’s actions. 

Migrante-Europe reiterates our ardent call, and challenges the US-Duterte regime to save our fellow OFWs in the Middle East and renounce the US imperialist war of aggression against the people of Iran. 

No to US War on Iran! 
Down With US Imperialism!

Reference:
Marlon T. Lacsamana
Secretary General
Migrante-Europe
marlonlacsamana@migrante.eu

NO TO U.S. WAR OF AGGRESSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST!

WATCH: Migrante International holds a dialogue with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., calling for the repatriation of OFWs based in the Middle East in line with the ongoing war between the United States and Iran. Meanwhile, families of OFWs in the Middle East went emotional after confronting Locsin.#NoWarInIran#DownWithUSImperialism

Geplaatst door College Editors Guild of the Philippines op Donderdag 9 januari 2020

Migrante Europe condemns US aggression against Iran

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Migrante-Europe condemns in the strongest terms US aggression against Iran and Iraq. The assassination of a top Iranian general and Iraqi militia commander Qasem Soleimani, while in Baghdad International Airport, go against international law. The airstrike is a criminal act, sanctioned by the criminal-in-chief US President Donald Trump.

Trump hopes that a war with Iran will divert public attention away from the impeachment complaint and help boost his chances in the November presidential elections. Trump thinks that a war with Iran will work in his favor. He overestimates US capacity and grossly underestimates global resistance to US imperialism.

US aggression in Iran destabilizes the region and threatens the people, including Filipino overseas workers. Oil prices are also expected to rise as a result of tensions in the region. The US aims to pursue its imperialist agenda of dominating the region by attacking all forces and nations opposed to US hegemony. It has long engaged in provocations against Iran and has now upped the ante by embarking on naked armed aggression.

We call on all chapters of Migrante Europe to join and/or organize protests against US armed aggression in the Middle East. The rising tensions threaten the safety of our countrymen. Targeted international assassinations can never be an acceptable tool of foreign policy. The US must be held account for its criminal acts.

No to US war of aggression in Iran!


MIGRANTE EUROPE VERURTEILT DIE US AGGRESSION GEGEN DEN IRAN

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Migrante-Europe verurteilt die US-Aggression gegen den Iran und den Irak auf das Schärfste. Die Ermordung eines iranischen Spitzengenerals und des irakischen Milizkommandanten Qasem Soleimani, während sie sich auf dem internationalen Flughafen von Bagdad aufhielten, verstoßen gegen das Völkerrecht. Der Luftangriff ist eine kriminelle Handlung, die vom kriminellen Oberboss der USA, Donald Trump, angeordnet wurde.

Trump hofft, dass ein Krieg mit dem Iran die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit von der Anklage auf Amtsenthebung ablenken und seine Chancen bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen im November erhöhen wird. Trump glaubt, dass ein Krieg mit dem Iran zu seinen Gunsten arbeiten wird. Er überschätzt die Kapazität der USA und unterschätzt den weltweiten Widerstand gegen den US-Imperialismus gewaltig.

Die US-Aggression gegen den Iran destabilisiert die Region und bedroht das Volk, einschließlich der philippinischen Migranten. Es wird auch erwartet, dass die Ölpreise infolge der Spannungen in der Region steigen werden. Die USA wollen ihre imperialistische Agenda, der Beherrschung der Region, fortsetzen, indem sie alle Kräfte und Nationen angreifen, die gegen die US-Hegemonie sind. Sie haben lange Zeit Provokationen gegen den Iran unternommen und haben nun den Einsatz durch ungeschminkt bewaffnete Aggressionen erhöht.  

Wir rufen alle Gruppierung von Migrante-Europe auf, sich an den Protesten gegen die bewaffnete US-Aggression im Nahen Osten zu beteiligen und/oder diese zu organisieren. Die steigenden Spannungen bedrohen die Sicherheit unserer Landsleute. Gezielte internationale Attentate können niemals ein akzeptables Instrument der Außenpolitik sein. Die USA müssen für ihre kriminellen Handlungen zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden.

Nein zum US-Angriffskrieg im Iran!


MIGRANTE EUROPE CONDENA AGRESIÓN DE ESTADOS UNIDOS CONTRA IRÁN

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Migrante-Europe condona en los términos más fuertes la agresión estadounidense contra Irán e Irak. El asesinato del principal general iraní y el comandante de la milicia iraquí Qasem Soleimani, mientras se encontraba en el aeropuerto internacional de Bagdad, va en contra del derecho internacional. El ataque aéreo es un acto criminal, ordenado por el presidente  estadounidense Donald Trump.

Trump espera que una guerra contra Irán distraera la atención pública que enfrenta sobre el proceso de destitucion  y asi  aumentar sus posibilidades en las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre. Trump cree que una guerra contra Irán funcionará a su favor. Sobreestima la capacidad de Estados Unidos y subestima enormemente la resistencia global al imperialismo estadounidense.

La agresión estadounidense en Irán desestabiliza la región y amenaza a la gente, incluidos los trabajadores filipinos en el extranjero. También se espera que los precios del petróleo aumenten como resultado de las tensiones en la región. Estados Unidos aspira a seguir su agenda imperialista de dominar la región atacando a todas las fuerzas y naciones opuestas a la influencia de poder estadounidense. Durante mucho tiempo se ha involucrado en provocaciones contra Irán y ahora ha subido la apuesta al embarcarse en una agresión armada.

Hacemos un llamado a todos los capítulos de Migrante-Europe para que se unan y / o organicen protestas contra la agresión armada de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente. Las crecientes tensiones amenazan la seguridad de nuestros compatriotas. Los asesinatos internacionales dirigidos nunca pueden ser una herramienta aceptable de política exterior. Los Estados Unidos deben rendir cuentas por sus actos criminales.

¡No a la guerra de agresión Estadounidense en Irán!


MIGRANTE EUROPE VEROORDELT AMERIKAANSE AGRESSIE TEGEN IRAN

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Migrante-Europe veroordeelt in de sterkste termen Amerikaanse agressie tegen Iran en Irak. De moord op een vooraanstaande Iraanse generaal en een Iraakse militie-commandant Qasem Soleimani, terwijl hij op de internationale luchthaven van Bagdad was, druist in tegen het internationale recht. De luchtaanval is een criminele daad, in opdracht van  de Amerikaanse  president Donald Trump.

Trump hoopt dat een oorlog met Iran de publieke aandacht van de beschuldigingsklacht zal afleiden en zijn kansen bij de presidentsverkiezingen in november zal vergroten. Trump denkt dat een oorlog met Iran in zijn voordeel zal werken. Hij overschat de Amerikaanse capaciteit en onderschat grof het wereldwijde verzet tegen het Amerikaanse-imperialisme.

Amerikaanse agressie in Iran destabiliseert de regio en bedreigt de mensen, inclusief Filippijnse buitenlandse arbeiders. De olieprijzen zullen naar verwachting ook stijgen als gevolg van spanningen in de regio. De Amerikanen willen hun imperialistische agenda van domineren van de regio nastreven door alle troepen en naties aan te vallen die tegen de Amerikaanse invloed van macht zijn. Het is al lang betrokken bij provocaties tegen Iran en heeft nu de lat hoger gelegd door zich te richten op  gewapende agressie.

We roepen alle hoofdstukken van Migrante-Europe op om deel te nemen aan en / of protesten te organiseren tegen Amerikaanse gewapende agressie in het Midden-Oosten. De stijgende spanningen bedreigen de veiligheid van onze landgenoten. Gerichte internationale moorden kunnen nooit een acceptabel instrument van buitenlands beleid zijn. De Verenigde Staten van Amerika moet verantwoordelijk worden gehouden voor zijn criminele handelingen.

Nee tegen de Amerikaanse agressie in Iran!


MIGRANTE EUROPE CONDANNA L’AGGRESSIONE DEGLI STATI UNITI CONTRO L’IRAN

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Migrante-Europe condanna nei termini più netti l’aggressione degli Stati Uniti contro l’Iran e l’Iraq. L’assassinio del generale iraniano di alto rango e comandante della milizia irachena Qasem Soleimani, mentre si trovava all’aeroporto internazionale di Baghdad, va contro il diritto internazionale. L’attacco aereo è un atto criminale, autorizzato dal “criminale in capo” presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump.

Trump spera che una guerra con l’Iran distolga l’attenzione dell’opinione pubblica dalla denuncia di impeachment e contribuisca ad aumentare le sue possibilità alle elezioni presidenziali di novembre. Trump pensa che una guerra con l’Iran andrà a suo favore. Egli sopravvaluta la capacità degli Stati Uniti e sottovaluta grossolanamente la resistenza globale all’imperialismo statunitense.

L’aggressione statunitense in Iran destabilizza la regione e minaccia la popolazione, compresi i lavoratori filippini all’estero. Si prevede anche che i prezzi del petrolio aumenteranno a causa delle tensioni nella regione. Gli Stati Uniti mirano a perseguire il loro programma imperialista di dominare la regione attaccando tutte le forze e le nazioni che si oppongono alla loro egemonia. Da tempo si sono impegnati in provocazioni contro l’Iran e ora hanno alzato la posta in gioco con un’aperta aggressione armata.

Chiediamo a tutte le sezioni di Migrante Europa di unirsi e/o organizzare proteste contro l’aggressione armata degli Stati Uniti in Medio Oriente. Le crescenti tensioni minacciano la sicurezza dei nostri connazionali. Gli omicidi internazionali mirati non possono mai essere uno strumento accettabile di politica estera. Gli Stati Uniti devono rispondere dei loro atti criminali.

No alla guerra di aggressione statunitense in Iran!


MIGRANTE EUROPE condamne l’agression des États-Unis contre l’Iran

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Migrante-Europe condamne de la manière la plus ferme l’agression américaine contre l’Iran et l’Irak. L’assassinat du général iranien de haut rang et commandant de la milice irakienne Qasem Soleimani, alors qu’il se trouvait à l’aéroport international de Bagdad, est une violation du droit international. Cette frappe aérienne constitue un acte criminel, autorisé par le “criminel en chef” président des Etats-Unis Donald Trump.

Trump espère qu’une guerre contre l’Iran puisse détourner l’attention du public de la procédure de mise en accusation et contribuer à accroître ses chances aux élections présidentielles de novembre. Trump pense qu’une guerre avec l’Iran jouera en sa faveur. Il surestime la capacité des Etats-Unis et sous-estime grossièrement la résistance mondiale à l’impérialisme américain.

L’agression américaine en Iran déstabilise la région et menace le peuple, y compris les travailleurs philippins à l’étranger. On prévoit également une augmentation du prix du pétrole comme conséquence des tensions dans la région. Les Etats-Unis visent à poursuivre leur programme impérialiste de domination de la région en attaquant toutes les forces et nations opposées à l’hégémonie étasunienne. Ils se sont engagés depuis longtemps dans des provocations contre l’Iran et ils ont maintenant augmenté la mise en jeu en s’engageant dans une ouverte agression armée.

Nous appelons toutes les sections de Migrante Europe à se rallier et/ou à organiser des actions de protestation contre l’agression armée américaine au Moyen-Orient. Les tensions croissantes menacent la sécurité de nos compatriotes. Les assassinats internationaux ciblés ne peuvent jamais être un outil acceptable de politique étrangère. Les Etats-Unis doivent être tenus responsables de leurs actes criminels.

Non à la guerre d’agression des États-Unis en Iran !


MAHIGPIT NA PAGKONDENA NG MIGRANTE EUROPE SA AGRESYON NG US LABAN SA IRAN

Iranians tear up a US flag during a demonstration in Tehran against the American strike on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guards leader Qassem Soleimani © AFP via Getty Images

Mahigpit na kinukondena ng Migrante Europa ang ginawang agresyon ng US laban sa bansang Iran at Iraq. Ang pamamaslang sa mataas na heneral na Iraniano at kumander ng milisyang Iraqi na si Qasem Soleimani habang nasa International Airport ng Baghad, ay paglabag sa mga umiiral na internasyunal na batas. Ang pambobomba at pag-atake ay isang aktong krimen, na ipinag-utos ng punong-kriminal na si pangulong Donald Trump.

Umaasa si Trump na ang panggigyera sa Iran ay maglalayo sa atensyon ng publiko sa reklamong impeachment laban sa kanya at makakatulong para sa paglaki ng kanyang tyansa sa eleksyong presidensyal sa Nobyembre. Iniisip ni Trump na ang paggyera sa Iran ay gagawa sa kanya ng pabor. Masyado n’yang minalaki ang pagtanya sa kapasidad ng US at lubha n’yang minaliit naman ang pandaigdigang paglaban sa imperyalismong US.

Ang agresyon ng US laban sa Iran ay lumilikha ng kaguluhan sa rehiyon at pananakot sa mamamayan, kabilang na ang mga manggagawang Pilipino sa ibayong dagat. Inaasahang magreresulta ito ng pagtaas ng presyo ng langis bunga ng tensyon sa rehiyon. Layunin ng US na igiit ang kanyang imperyalistang dominasyon sa rehiyon sa pamamagitan ng pag-atake sa lahat ng pwersa at mga bansang laban sa hegemonyang US. Malaon na itong sangkot sa mga probokasyon laban sa Iran at ngayo’y tuwiran na nitong tinahak ang armadong agresyon.

Nananawagan kami sa lahat ng balangay ng Migrante Europe na lumahok sa, at o mag-organisa ng mga kilos protesta laban sa armadong agresyon ng US sa Gitnang Silangan. Ang lumalalang tensyon ay naglalagay sa ating mga kababayan sa tiyak na panganib. Ang mga planadong internasyunal na pamamaslang ay di kailanman maaaring maging patakarang panlabas ng anumang bansa. Kailangan managot ang US sa kanyang mga gawing kriminal.

Tutulan ang Digmang Agresyon ng US Laban sa Iran ! 

Migrante-Europe Supports the Resumption of Peace Talks!

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The recommendation of both panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to their respective principals and the subsequent declaration of a ceasefire of the NDFP and the GRP on Christmas season is significant news to all peace loving people. This temporary silencing of guns of the warring parties fighting for more than a half century is a confidence building measure to resume the peace talks that was stalled for more than two years now. 

For the land-based and the sea-based Filipino migrant workers, the resumption of peace talks between the GRP and the NDFP is a new hope that the New Year could bring to the Filipino people. 

Migrante-Europe firmly believe that the continuation on the discussion of the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms will truly address the many issues, particularly landlessness and job opportunities and security of tenure, that pushed the thousands of Filipino workers to leave their family and community to work abroad everyday. 

Land-based and sea-based Filipino migrants are like the shepherds in the nativity. They are set apart and separated away from their families, spending a long time away from home. The migrant workers have very important roles in the host country. They bring things and work on the things that the peoples of the world need. The financial remittances of the migrant workers to the home country are significant for the local economy to survive. Without the migrant workers, the global economy will not work. Unfortunately, while the Philippine government regards the migrants as “modern-day heroes”, they are treated as milking cows with the imposition of exorbitant fees and other state exaction fees. Today, there are growing numbers of migrant workers around the world that are victims of human trafficking, suffering from maltreatment of employers, detained in prison overseas and are crying out loud for support from the Philippine government.

Migrante-Europe fully supports the resumption of peace talks. We look at the peace negotiations as venue to comprehensively address the root causes of the armed conflict and lay the common ground to resolve the issues of landlessness, social injustices, economic poverty, forced migration among others confronting the majority of the Filipino people. 

We call on the GRP and the NDFP to be faithful to the intents and purposes of its ceasefire declaration and to give peace a chance. 

We appeal to the Filipino people in the home country and abroad to support the ceasefire between the GRP and the NDFP and to join the growing voices calling for the resumption of the peace negotiations. 

Ceasefire Suportahan! 

Peace Talks Ituloy! 

Ipaglaban ang tunay na repormang agraryo!

Ipagtanggol ang karapatan, kabuhayan at kalayaan! 

Trabaho sa Pinas hindi sa labas!

Migrants, refugees and displaced peoples in Europe stand united!

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The cases of abuse and exploitation of Filipino migrants all over the world continues to increase, so we must be more resilient and more united in action.Joanna Concepcion, Chairperson of Migrante-International

Joanna Concepcion, Chairperson of Migrante-International

As the global economic crisis boils up, the ruling powers are aggressively bolstering the oppressive social order that afflicts the majority of the masses as in the case with the recently concluded UK elections. Gary Martinez, a UK based migrant’s advocate lamented that “the year maybe changing, but the situation of migrants, refugees and other displaced people and their families are not changing because of stricter immigration laws not just  in the UK but in the rest of Europe.” Cora Espanto, the president of Migrante in The Hague and a survivor of modern-day-slavery agrees with that statement and adding that “Filipinos in diaspora must be united in standing up against anti-migrant rhetoric and policies not just in Europe but in the whole world.” Umangat-Migrante Rome chairperson, Enrelito del Carmen and Victor Salloman a member, continues to call for the regularization of irregular migrants in Europe.

Individuals and groups of people are further forced to leave their homes due to economic hardships, environmental degradation and/or armed conflicts to become migrants, refugees or displaced peoples.

Father Herbert Fadriquela, Chair of Migrante-Europe, says, “Land-based and sea-based Filipino migrants are like the shepherds in the nativity. They are set apart and separated away from their families, spending a long time away from home. The migrant workers have very important roles in the host country. They bring things and work on the things that the people of the world needs. The financial remittances of the migrant workers to the home country make the economy survived. Without the migrant workers, the global economy will not work. Unfortunately, while the Philippine government regards, the migrants as “modern-day heroes” they are treated as milking cows with the imposition of exorbitant fees other state exaction fees.” 

In the Philippines, we find the puppet US-Duterte regime is finding pleasure in its harlotry with imperialist rivals China and the United States. Continuing plunder of our country’s resources and violation of our economic rights, the Filipino people, including those in diaspora in Europe, has build stronger unity with other oppressed people of the world to resist the imperialist aggression of the US and China. The impoverishment of the Filipino people is aggravated through various neoliberal schemes like the TRAIN law, state exactions on OFWs, contractualization, rice liberalization law, and the further institutionalization of the government’s labour export program through the impending creation of the Department of Overseas Filipinos.  

Moving to quash the waxing outcry of resistance from Filipino migrants across Europe, the US-Duterte regime institutionalized Fascist tyranny through the formation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in accordance with Executive Order 70. The Whole-of-Nation-Approach allows AFP and PNP to muster all government resources and institutions to impose state terror not only in the mother land but also where Filipinos reside in Europe. We have witnessed in Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and other European countries how the NTF-ELCAC has wasted our remittances and our people’s taxes by recruiting “spies” amongst our ranks. We continue to remind the different Philippine embassies and consulates that they have the responsibility to help all Filipinos in need regardless of status. 

Contributing to the global fight against fascism, nazism and neoliberalism as what we are seeing in the broad mass actions in France, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Haiti, Lebanon and in many other parts of the world is fundamental to our national democratic experience in the Philippines. The presence of organized Filipinos overseas plays a significant role in exposing the crimes of the US-Duterte regime before the international community. Only Duterte’s ouster and the complete overthrow of feudalism, bureaucrat capitalism and imperialism shall give deliverance to the Filipino people from perdition. 

The International Migrants’ Day is the day when we glorify and honor our fellow Filipino migrants and their allies who claimed this day in 1997 as “The International Day of Solidarity for Migrants.” The UN recognition and designation of this day only happened in the year 2000. Member organizations of Migrante-Europe from Austria ; Belgium ; Denmark ; France ; Germany; Greece; Iceland; Ireland; Italy, The Netherlands, Norway; Russia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; and many more will participate in different actions as part of its solidarity work with other migrant groups. Migrante-Europe salutes all progressive Filipinos in diaspora, our families and our allies in our strong resolve to build a strong movement not only in the Philippines but in the entire world.

Migrants, refugees and displaced people of the world unite!
Defend migrants, refugees and displaced people’s right!
Migranteng Pilipino, Ngayon ay Lumalaban!

Migrante Europe Members Spoke Up in a Mass on Forced Migration and Alarming Human Rights Situation in the Philippines

Como, Italy – Three members of Migrante-Europe, Stella Matutina  of ICHRP-EU (Germany), Victor Salloman of Umangat Rome (Italy), and Prof. Alex Pasion  of Migrante Como (Italy), spoke up in front of the  of the numerous parishioners during the Liturgical Celebration for the Feast of the  Immaculate Conception, last Sunday, 08 December.

Through the invitation of Don Giusto Della Valle, the Rector of Parrocchia San Martino di Rebbio, Como, the three representatives of Migrante Europe mentioned the two historical events that took place in the Parish: 2nd Assembly IMA Europe and 2nd Congress Migrante Europe.

Prof. Alex Passion (Migrante Como)

Alex, a university professor, shared the significance of the International Migrant’s Alliance (IMA) and Migrante Europe Congress to migrants, refugees and displaced peoples. He explained further that poverty is the root cause of forced migration of the majority of Filipinos. Violent conflicts forced people to attempt dangerous border crossings, while the impact of climate change is already being felt in many parts of the world, as prolonged droughts, desertification, and more frequent natural calamities are already eroding livelihoods and leading to displacement. He also reminded the parishioners not to accept the current narratives coming from the right-wing governments including those from Italy, that migrants are a threat to national security and employment (job-stealing). 

Victor Salloman (Umangat Rome)

Victor spoke about the Photo Exhibit of the victims of the Drug War and how Duterte’s “drug war” is affecting the Filipino people of which mostly the poor. Stella shared how everyone was not safe, including church people. At least three Italian missionaries were killed defending the rights of indigenous peoples in the Philippines, and she also shared the dangers of red-tagging of genuine defenders of human rights in the country.

The “Speak Up Event” on Migration and Human Rights Situation in the Philippines that took place in the Parrocchia San Martino was warmly accepted by the congregation, and thanks to the generosity of the Rector Don Giusto Della Valle and the community.

The Speak Up Event and the Photo Exhibits in the Parish were organized by the Migrante Milan Como in collaboration with Migrante Europe and IMA Europe.

Austrian Network for Justice & Peace in the Philippines (ANJPP)

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As we commemorate the International Human Rights Day, we view with deep concern the rapid deterioration of the human rights situation in the Philippines. We are witnessing how far the country has regressed in terms of upholding, respecting, and protecting people’s rights,

This situation is aptly described by Karapatan saying: “There is a human rights crisis in the country. Regardless of the denials and legal acrobatics by the Duterte government, it has made its mark as a murderous regime that disregards people’s rights. This government’s record is besmirched with blood, with thousands killed in the sham drug war and counterinsurgency program, thousands displaced by bombings and militarisation, hundreds arbitrarily detained and filed with trumped-up charges, and thousands more harassed, red-tagged, and threatened for their activism.”

In its 12 December report Karapatan said: “on top of the thousands killed in the drug war, the group has documented 293 political killings – 167 of which are human rights defenders. At least 204 were tortured, 429 were victims of frustrated extrajudicial killings, 11 were forcibly disappeared, and 94,075 were threatened and harassed. It is also under Duterte that the number of political prisoners in the country have sharply risen. Having arrested 382 of the 629 political detainees in the country, the Duterte government is responsible for the unjust incarceration of more than half of political prisoners in the country.”

Duterte’s hand in the rampant violations perpetrated under his term is evident. This is made clear with the barrage of repressive policies that is meant to justify repression and funnel State resources to silence critics.

Among the foremost repressive policies on Duterte’s playbook are its sham drug war, its counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapanatagan, martial law in Mindanao, Memorandum No. 32, and its new task force for harassing legal organisations, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) created by Executive Order No. 70 (s2018).

On the other hand, the Tao Po performance in Vienna, Austria last October 12 and was a great success and watched by more than a hundred people. The event “was overwhelming!”, the big attendance was unexpected. Day after the event of Tao Po a successful followed up discussion was be held at Amerlinghaus, Stiffgasse, 1070 Vienna, that led to the formation of temporary steering committee for Rise UP for Life-Austria.

More so, on 20 November 2019, Migrante Austria submitted and open letter to President Duterte via the office of Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad. And on the same day at 5-7pm, members of Migrante Austria and its allied organisations held protest rally near the office of the Philippine Embassy at Donau City, Vienna.

The open letter/protest rally demanded President Duterte to :

  • stop the war waging against the Filipino people!
  • to kill poverty – not the poor and those who
  • defend them!
  • listen and act on the decades-long call of
  • Filipinos for genuine social reforms and respect
  • for human rights!

A further development took place in the 2nd Migrante Europe Congress in Como, Italy last 8 December 2019. Bishop Antonio Ablon, President of Mindanao Bishops Conference, agreed to be the guest speaker of a round table discussion here in Vienna on 19 January 2020, 5-7pm on the impact of the gross human rights violations in the Philippines on the marginalised sectors of our society, ie, Lumads, etc.

Thus, the steering committee of Rise up for Life and Migrante Austria in its meeting last 11 December 2019 recommended the formation of Austrian Network for Justice & Peace in the Philippines (ANJPP) whose objectives are:

  • Raise awareness in Austria about the situation in the Philippines
  • Organise and participate in activities in support of the Filipino people’s rights and democratic aspirations
  • Condemn the intensifying killings, repression and other human rights violations in the Philippines
  • Stop the support of the government of Austria to the repressive Duterte government.

Furthermore, we call all churches to unite against the oppressive measures of the Duterte regime against critics. It is our moral obligation to oppose the killing of human beings and to defend the defenders.

Let our prayers be put into action and let us “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” as stressed in 1 Peter 5:8. Within this troublesome tide, the church people must continue to give witness to our faith and march forward in defense of the Filipino people’s common values and aspirations for human dignity, justice and peace.

Migrante Austria
10 December 2019

Migrante-Europe Second Congress: A Manifestation of Continuous Commitment

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Como, Italy – Migrante-Europe held a fun-filled but full of militancy its 2nd congress on 8 December 2019 in Como, Italy. With the theme “ Expand and strengthen our unity! Promote and defend the rights and welfare of Filipinos and their families in Europe and abroad! Contribute and participate in the struggle for national freedom and democracy!”  The congress was attended by more than one hundred participants representing 28 Filipino organizations coming from various countries in Europe.

Fr Herbert Fadriquela Jr, the incumbent Chairperson of Migrante-Europe opened the congress with a roll call of member organizations as well as welcoming new member organizations. The occasion was also graced with the presence of  Bishop Antonio Ablon of the Iglesia Filipina Independent (IFI) of the Diocese of Pagadian City, Philippines and Don Giusto Della Valle, Rector of the Parrocchia San Martino di Rebbio, Como. Both clergy gave very challenging and inspiring messages to the participants.

“Migrants, migrant workers and refugees of all kinds are all part of diaspora — the exodus or mass relocation of peoples due to societal or/and natural causes. The individual who migrated autonomously is still part of a phenomenon of mass displacement. Whether the displacement is apparently voluntary or involuntary through commercial recruiters (such as manning agencies, placement services, and other private trafficking businesses and ‘official trafficking policies’). Conflicts and natural calamities are sudden events that produce refugees on a mass scale. But societal or/and natural conditions can also be slow-evolving, resulting involuntary migration of individuals. All of this result in a diaspora – displacement and the creation of a mass of peoples or communities of the displaced. The worsening economic, environmental and human rights crisis in the Philippines continues to drive 7,000 Filipinos out of the country every day;” stressed Bishop Ablon.

San Martino Parochial Priest Don Giusto Della Valle

San Martino Parochial Priest Don Giusto Della Valle, shared the works of his parish helping undocumented migrants as well as refugees. He also shared his reflections on how human lives are becoming hostages to the ever-changing political landscape in Italy. 

The Congress elected the officers that will compose the Executive Committee of the alliance in the next three years, namely: Fr. Herbert Fadriquela Jr. of Bayanihan Leicestershire in United Kingdom as Chairperson; Ann Brusola  of Gabriela-Rome as Vice-Chairperson for Internal Affairs; Evangeline Irabon of Migrante-Como as Vice-Chairperson for External Affairs; Marlon Lacsamana of Migrante-The Hague, Netherlands as Secretary General; Rhodney Pasion of Migrante-Bologna as Deputy Secretary General;  Kendy Sario, of Ugnayan ng mga Pilipino sa Belgium as Treasurer; and Elnora Held of Gabriela-Germany as Auditor,

The congress also approved the General Program of Action (GPOA) for 2020-2023 and the Constitution and By-Laws of Migrante-Europe. 

Reference:

Marlon T. Lacsamana
Secretary General, Migrante Europe
marlonlacsamana@migrante.eu

Revd Fr. Herbert F. Fadriquela Jr.
Chairperson, Migrante Europe
herbertfadriquela@migrante.eu