What: EMERGENCY MOB FOR HUMAN RIGHTS & PROTEST ERMITA'S VISIT
When: TOMORROW, WED. 8/24 6PM
Where: PHILIPPINE CONSULATE, 5TH AVE BET. 45TH AND 46TH STREETS IN MANHATTAN, TRAINS F/V/D/B TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER
**** Jamie Mapa, Jonas's first cousin, and her mother will be with us tomorrow at the action in front of the consulate. They will also be inside asking Secretary Ermita questions.
As per last minute developments, Executive Secretary and Head of the Philippine Human Rights Commisssion Eduardo Ermita is in town and the Consulate General in NYC is hosting an open forum with him tomorrow at 6:30pm
Ermita is in town to assure the UN that the Philippine government is sincerely addressing the killings and abductions in the country, and put a new spin that the human rights crisis in the Philippines is decreasing, after much heat was put on the Arroyo government through international human rights watchdogs such as the UNHRC, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International. We know this is not true.
NYCHRP and AB met last night to plan out an emergency action in front of the consulate tommorrow starting at 6pm. Some of us are doing production work today. Hope the rest of us can make it tomorrow.