[Statement] Message to PNoy: honor your parents’ struggle vs. Martial Law through stopping all human rights violations -Visayas Clergy Discernment group

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VISAYAS CLERGY DISCERNMENT GROUP

Message to PNoy: honor your parents’ struggle vs. Martial Law through stopping all human rights violations

September 21, 2012

On the 41st commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law, the bishops and priests of the Visayas Clergy Discernment Group (VCDG) call on President Benigno Aquino III to meaningfully honor his parents’ struggle against Martial Law, through stopping human rights violations such as militarization, demolition and eviction of urban and rural poor communities, summary killing of media people and environmentalists, and other forms of human rights abuses.

Our Holy FatherPope Benedict XVI said, “Those with greater political, technical, or economic power may not use that power to violate the rights of others who are less fortunate. Peace is based on respect for the rights of all” (Pope Benedict XVI, in his Message for World Day of Peace, 1 January 2007).

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