Join the picket rally at the Office of the Philippine Embassy, Laurenzerberg 2, A-1010 Vienna on Friday, 16 April 2010, 6pm

Justice to all victims of human rights violations!
Immediate release of the Morong 43 health workers!

The Arroyo administration which came into power in 2001 will go down in history for its frenzy of killing and violence. As of 10 December 2009, its record of human rights violations include more than 1,118 extrajudicial killings, 204 enforced disappearances, 1,026 victims of torture and the detention of more than 200 political prisoners.

The gruesome carnage in Maguindanao on 23 November 2009, that took the lives of 57 people, the illegal arrest, detention and torture of the Morong 43 (health workers) on 6 February 2010 and the almost daily slaying of political candidates and their aides and of journalists, are among the recent glaring crimes of the Arroyo administration against the Filipino people and against humanity in general.

In line with its role of taking up the cudgels for its flock, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), has joined the mounting calls to free the 43 (Morong) health workers. In a statement released on 7 April 2010, it made its stand clear: „The illegal arrest and continued detention (of the suspects) in a military facility represent a serious threat to the civil liberties of the Filipino people." 

Meanwhile, Dr. Merry B. Mia-Clamor, one of 43 illegally arrested health workers who refuse to yield and be intimidated by continuous detention, issued her plea on 19 March 2010: „It is our hope that this incident (detention) would not discourage all those who are out there serving in the farthest and remote communities. For me surely (Morong 43) won’t be deterred in continuing our endeavor. It is now more than ever that we should be resolved to go on with what we do because we have the whole world behind supporting our humble mission of bringing health to the needy -- proving that our efforts are not in vain.“

Let us combat impunity and be one with those who seek justice for the victims of the Maguindanao massacre, with the 43 (Morong) health workers illegally arrested and with all those who work peacefully for democracy and in defence of others’ rights. Together, let us boldly assert our rights as individuals and as a people.

Join the picket rally at the Office of the Philippine Embassy, Laurenzerberg 2, A-1010 Vienna on Friday, 16 April 2010, 6pm.

Justice to the victims Maguindanao atrocities and human rights violations!
Immediate and unconditional release of the Morong 43 health workers!

Pinoy In Austrian Society For Integrity, Reforms and Social Transformation (PINAS FIRST) 
11 April 2010