Solidarity With The Philippines

IPJC is excited and honored to become a member of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) as well as officially endorsing the Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA)!  This act aims to suspend US military aid being sent to the Philippines, upwards of $600 million since 2016, until the human rights crisis has improved, and certain reforms are made to the Philippine military and police.

We cannot remain silent. As people of faith informed by the words of the U.S. Catholic Bishops in 1986 “Every citizen also has the responsibility to work to secure justice and human rights through an organized social response.” We must pass the Philippine Human Rights Act to withhold U.S. support from the Filipino Police and Military until they prove cessation of their dehumanizing and violent practices.  

We stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) brothers and sisters to uphold the dignity of all peoples by holding our government accountable to stop funding government sponsored suppression through the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R.3884)!

To learn more about this read Michael Alcantara’s article in IPJC’s edition of A Matter of Spirit, “Beloved Community”, as he addresses the human rights abuses of the Duterte’s regime. An organizer in the Seattle Filipino community, he shares about the painful history and continued practice of human rights abuses in the Philippines, highlighting the direct complicity of the U.S. government.

Philippine Human Right Town Hall – June 4, 11am – 12pm PDT
Beacon United Methodist Church – 7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Join us for a Human Rights Town Hall with Representative Adam Smith to discuss the Philippine human rights situation and the need to pass the Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA)! As Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Adam Smith plays a key role in helping to stop this human rights crisis from worsening.

We will discuss Congressman Adam Smith’s commitment to uphold human rights in the Philippines, the Philippine Human Rights Act, and the role the US government and military budget have in upholding human rights and genuine democracy in the Philippines.  As people of faith, we stand with our AAPI communities to uphold the dignity of all peoples by holding our government accountable and stop funding government sponsored suppression through the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R.3884)! Join our urgent call for Rep. Smith to endorse the PHRA and uphold human rights in the Philippines!


Philippine Elections 2022: A Vigil for Solidarity and Just Peace
May 4, 2022, 5pm PDT Virtual

ICHRP Solidarity Vigil-5-4-22Join the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), and other national faith partners to pray for just and lasting peace in the Filipino elections and beyond. As people of faith, we believe in protecting the human dignity of each person, which includes fair and just elections. As the Philippine elections near the end, we continue to grieve for the 30,000+ lives lost to the ongoing brutal drug war in the Philippines, for the voices of activists and human rights defenders silenced by the Duterte administration, and for the thousands of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic—including the lives of countless Filipino front-line workers here in the U.S. We urge our kababayan, families, friends, and communities to join us in calling for just and lasting peace in the Philippines. Register Here


Virtual Prayer & Action for the Philippines – Dec. 9, 2021


Support the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R. 3884)
Pass the Philippine Human Rights Act!

Learn More and Take Action Here.

“How may we describe the present social condition of our nation? It is like a valley of death with the killing of drug users and opponents, death by governance without vision, death by shameless corruption that seems to break all records Killings! Murders! Deaths!” The Philippines archbishops said in the letter.
Filipino Catholic Bishop’s Statement on the situation in the Philippines

Recent Report on Violence the Philippines: InvestigatePH Report & Executive Summary

PHRA One Pager – this is a one page primer that tells you all the basic information you need to explain briefly what the PHRA is.

PHRA FAQ

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Candlelight Vigil - Philippine Human Rights