Free Judilyn; Free the Morong 43

Based on the long and deep partnership with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sent a letter a month ago to President Aquino of the Philippines that calls for the release of Judilyn Oliveros following the birth of her son and for the release of all the Morong 43 community health workers:

On behalf of more than two million Presbyterians, I join our Filipino sisters and brothers in an appeal for the release of Ms. Judilyn Oliveros on humanitarian grounds. Our partners have informed us that Judilyn was a victim of illegal arrest on February 6, 2010 as one of 43 health workers who were detained by the Armed Forces in the Philippines in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal. They are now detained in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig while they await the decision of the Supreme Court on the Habeas Corpus case that was filed shortly after their disappearance.

A motion for Judilyn's release has been denied.

Use the
Letter on Freeing Judilyn Oliveros and Morong 43 as a sample for letters to President Benigno C. Aquino and other leaders in the Philippines.

Here are names and contact information:

H.E. Benigno C. Aquino III
President of the Republic
Malacañang Palace,
JP Laurel St., San Miguel
Manila, Philippines
Voice: +63(2) 564 1451
Fax: +63(2) 742 1641 ; +63(2) 929 3968
E-mail: /

Sec. Teresita Quintos-Deles
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP)
7th Floor Agustin Building I
Emerald Avenue
Pasig City 1605
Voice:+63 (2) 636 0701 to 066
Fax:+63 (2) 638 2216

Ret. Lt. Gen. Voltaire T. Gazmin
Acting Secretary, Department of National Defense
Room 301 DND Building, Camp Emilio Aguinaldo,
E. de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City
Voice:+63(2) 911 9281 ; +63(2) 911 0488
Fax:+63(2) 911 6213

Atty. Leila De Lima
Secretary, Department of Justice
Padre Faura St., Manila
Direct Line: +63(2) 521 8344 ; +63(2) 521 3721
Trunkline:  +63(2) 523 8481 loc.214
Fax: +63(2) 521-1614

Acting Chairperson Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing
Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights
SAAC Bldg., UP Complex
Commonwealth Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Voice: +63(2) 928 5655 ; +63(2) 926 6188
Fax: +63(2) 929 0102

May God grant strength and courage to Judilyn.
May God guide her doctor and those who care for her.
May God touch the hearts of the leaders of the Philippines to release Judilyn so she can care for her child and to release the other members of the Morong 43.
May God lead the leaders and the people of the Philippines in the ways of justice and the paths of peace.

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