Posts Tagged: philippines

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

From our partners in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: One of the worst recorded typhoons in history, Haiyan has left many dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, and extensive damage.  The initial response includes provision of non-food items, drinking water and emergency shelter kits.  All PC(USA) mission workers are reported safe.  Read more. PDA will respond with One… Read more »

Public Forum on the State of Human Rights in the Philippines

by Jessica Hawkinson On 19 May 2012, our colleagues in the United Methodist church sponsored a public forum on human rights in the Philippines. In the past year and a half, 67 extrajudicial killings, nine disappearances and 78 political arrests have marked the landscape of the new government in the Philippines. These violations of human… Read more »

The WCC and human rights issues in the Philippines

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism met in Manila, the Philippines, from March 22-27. The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) hosted the event which focused on the theme “Together towards life: mission and evangelism in changing landscapes”. According to the WCC news story, participants analyzed a… Read more »

PC(USA) responds to typhoon in the Philippines

In the aftermath of the typhoon that struck the Philippines, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding with One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds in cooperation with our ecumenical partner ACT Alliance, and our mission partner the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP). Some NCCP churches are being used for as emergency shelter… Read more »

Prayers for the Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi struck the Philippines on December 16 and 17. The storm, the most- devastating cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, has killed hundreds. Many others remain missing. Presbyterians have a long history of ministry with the people of the Philippines. Currently, we join the world in prayer. Information on relief efforts will… Read more »

Road to recovery: The Morong 43 outside detention

Read an update on the Morong 43 health care workers in the Philippines who were held in prison from February through December 2010. Most have been released. Some remain in prison. Road to recovery: The Morong 43 outside detention.

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Children at risk – Sudan, Myanmar, Philippines, Gaza

The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict provides links to stories about children at risk in several places around the world. Singers strive for peace in new Sudan: The bumping beats of African…

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Morong 43 update

Two additional members of the Morong 43 health workers held in the Philippines have been released, bringing the total to 40. Lawyers are at work to obtain the release of the remaining three individuals.

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I cried last evening. It has been a while, but I remembered how. A simple post on a friend’s Facebook page started it: “They are FREE!! The 43!!!” The Morong 43 is the name given to a group of 43…

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They are free – the 43

Thirty-eight members of the Morong 43, health care workers imprisoned in the Philippines since February 2010, were released on Friday December 17. Here are links to more information: After 10 months in jail, 38 members of ‘Morong 43’ set free…

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