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FAHWA Condemns the Collusion of California Hospital Association and UHW-SEIU Management led by Dave Regan to Reverse Hard Won Gains of Health Workers’ Union!

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FAHWA Calls on the City of Hope Management to Reinstate All Nurses Suspended, Provide Adequate Training and Education to Nurses and Abandon Discriminatory Practices.

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MANOBO STRUGGLE FOR LAND RIGHTS DRAWS IN SUPPORT FROM US-BASED ADVOCATES

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August 13, 2012

Manobo struggle for land rights draws in support from US-based advocates

Talaingod, Davao Del Norte —Crossing seas and dirt roads, church leaders, peace and human rights advocates from the United States of America embarked Saturday on the “2012 Davao Interfaith Advocacy Medical Missions” in Sitio Dulyan, Barangay Palma Gil to deliver basic medical services to the Ata-Manobos.

The advocacy mission was led by various groups from the U.S. namely; United Methodist Church (UMC) of Rosewood, First Pasadena and Los Angeles, Methodists for Social Action (MFSA), UMC Church and Society, UMC Global Board of Church and Society, Go Medical Missions, Filipino-American Health Workers Association (FAHWA), Filipino Migrant’s Center (FMC), Sisters of Gabriela Awaken (SIGAW), International League of Peoples’ Struggle – US, Anakbayan-USA, and Habi Arts together with the Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio Foundation (FPF), Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) and PANALIPDAN – Southern Mindanao.

In living out its advocacy for social justice and peace, integrity of creation and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights, PANALIPDAN Southern Mindanao, a member of the World Council of Churches’ Ecological Debt Team, the ecological justice network led the organizing of the mission.

The mission kicked off with a well-attended interfaith musical tribute for Fr. Fausto Tentorio Foundation at the Apo View Hotel on August 11.

On August 12, the twenty three (23) Fil-Ams and Americans and seventy (70) other local missioners provided medical, dental, minor surgery and psycho-social services for the indigenous beneficiaries of the Fr. Pops Foundation.

The Fr. Pops Foundation took on the mission of slain Italian priest Fr. Fausto Pops Tentorio, PIME and provides educational and health services for around 5,000 lumad scholars in over 100 community based learning centers in Southern Mindanao and North Cotabato.

For her part, Rev. Sandra Richards of First UMC – Downtown, LA and Chair of the California Pacific Church and Society – LA said, “On the surface, the purpose of our mission is to bring medical care and solidarity with the IP’s of Davao, but the deeper purpose is to take what we’ve learned and be effective advocates for change in US policies and practices.”

As for the young members of the US – Mission, some Fil-Ams born and raised in the U.S., they said

“We know how much U.S. occupation and continuing intervention in the socio-economic and political policies have impacted the Filipino people. We have a responsibility to learn how we can do our share in extending not only material services to the people but more importantly, in expressing solidarity in their struggle for national democracy.”

Datu Guibang Apoga, esteemed Tribal Chieftain of the Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon peoples’ organization, welcomed the missioners: “Nalipay mi nga ang amoang tingog, ang amoang pakigbisog alang sa yutang kabilin, nakaabot sa atensyon ug padayon nga nakakuha og suporta sa katawahan sa laing nasud.”

For Reference:

May Vargas

PANALIPDAN Southern Mindanao & WCC Eco Debt Team Member

0947-556-3205

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BAYANIHAN RELIEF FOR FLOOD VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Pastoral Advocacy Medical Mission Davao Philippines 2012 Brochure

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! 1st Founding Assembly March 29, 2012

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CONGRATULATION TO THE OPPORTUNITY DRAWING WINNER MARCH 29,2012! PRIZE WINNER OF iPAD2: OCTAVIO ZEPEDA ( Ticket#00277 )

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It’s a Date with FAHWA! Your Presence Will Be Highly Appreciated

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