[News] San Francisco - Emergency Action // 12pm TODAY: Stand with Marawi & Mindanao - No To Martial Law

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Fri May 26 11:14:24 EDT 2017


*EMERGENCY ACTION! *

    STAND with MARAWI & MINDANAO! #NoToMartialLaw
    <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/notomartiallaw> ! 

Fri 05/26 12pm (Meet 11:30)
Philippine Consulate 447 Sutter St., SF
Click here for FB event <https://www.facebook.com/events/246406565836224>

*Wear Black*

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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

Friday, May 26, 2017

	

CONTACT:

Rhonda Ramiro, BAYAN USA

415-377-2599 <tel:%28415%29%20377-2599>, rramiro at gmail.com 
<mailto:rramiro at gmail.com>


Bay Area Rallies to Stand With Marawi,

Demand an End To Martial Law in the Philippines!


Bay Area leaders will rally in front of the Philippine Consulatein San 
Franciscoto call attention to the need for genuine peace in the 
Philippines instead of increased militarization.  Mindanao remains the 
region in the Philippines with the largest deployment of Philippine 
military and the largest concentration of US military personnel.  On May 
23, 2017, a firefight ensued between the Armed Forces of the Philippines 
(AFP) and the Maute group allegedly affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS) 
militants in Marawi City, Mindanao.  Following the 
clash,PhilippinePresident Duterte declared martial law for 60 days on 
the entire island of Mindanao on May 23, 2017 at 10:00pm.  The 
declaration of martial law raises concerns amongst many community 
members about Martial Law and the suspension of the writ of habeus 
corpus, which may lead to unwarranted arrests, detention, and other 
human rights violations.

WHAT:

	

The rally will bring together Filipino organizations, church leaders, 
students, and social justice activists to condemn the recent declaration 
of martial law in Mindanao by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.  The 
group will be calling on President Duterte to revoke the martial law 
declaration to ensure the protection of civilian communities from 
greater violence and militarization.

WHO:

	

Speakers:

Terry Valen, President of the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns 
(NAFCON)

/Reverend Jeanelle Ablola, California Nevada Philippine Solidarity Task 
Force of the United Methodist Church/

/Rhonda Ramiro, Vice-Chair of BAYAN-USA, an alliance of progressive 
Filipino organizations/

Pyxie Castillo, GABRIELA USA, a Filipino women’s alliance

Adrian Bonifacio, Chair of Anakbayan-USA, a Filipino youth and student 
alliance

WHEN:

WHERE:

	

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00PM

In front of the Philippine Consulate

447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108


	

VISUALS:

	

“No to Martial Law" banner, Posters to "Stand with Malawi," and colorful 
flags.

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BAYAN-USA is an alliance of 20 progressive Filipino organizations in the 
U.S. representing students, scholars, women, workers, artists, and 
youth. As the first and largest international chapter of Bagong 
Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Philippines <http://www.bayan.ph/site/>), 
BAYAN-USA serves as an information bureau for the national democratic 
movement of the Philippines and as a center for educating, organizing, 
and mobilizing anti-imperialist and progressive Filipinos in the U.S.

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