FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2017
Reference: Jessica Tulloch, ICHRP Northeast Regional Coordinator
The Struggle for Peace in the Philippines Forum Unpacks Root Causes of Armed Conflict in the Philippines and Human Rights Violations
Jersey City, New Jersey — The International Coalition for Human Rights in The Philippines (ICHRP), in partnership with the New Jersey Philippine Solidarity Committee and the Saint Peter’s University’s Students for Peace and Justice, is hosting The Struggle for Peace in The Philippines Forum in Jersey City, NJ. The forum is a part of the JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017: Promoting Peace with Justice in the Philippines. For nearly half of a century, an armed conflict has been raging in The Philippines between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and The Communist Party of The Philippines (CPP), through its armed wing—The New People’s Army (NPA).
In line with the ongoing call for a just and lasting peace, the national peace tour will hold its northeast leg from April 17-20 about the peace negotiations between the NDFP and the GRP. The delegates will include Cristina Palabay, secretary-general of Karapatan, a national Philippine human rights watchdog; Edre Olalia, legal consultant to the peace negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP); and Dulphing Ogan and Josephine Pagalan, indigenous leaders from Mindanao.
- WHO: International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines
- WHAT: The Struggle for Peace in the Philippines Forum
- WHERE: Roy Irving Theatre 2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07306
- WHEN: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About International Coalition of Human Rights in the Philippines
ICHRP is a global network of organizations outside of the Philippines concerned about the human rights situation in the Philippines and committed to campaign for a just and lasting peace in the country.