Media advisory

'Overcoming obstacles to genuine peace and development'

A forum on on the movement for social change in the Philippines and the continuing repression under the current government of President Aquino

Saturday, 13 Oct. 2012
16.30 - 19.00 hours
Social Hall, Nassaukerk
De Wittenstraat 114

On 3 July 2012 Dutch national Willem Geertman was murdered by suspected mercenaries of the Philippine military. The 67-year-old development worker has become one of the most recent victims of extrajudicial killings that remain unabated in the Philippines. Target of these political assassinations are members of progressive organizations working among the poorest of the poor in the country. To call the attention of the international community on the worsening situation in the country, Filipino activists from the Philippines have been invited to the Netherlands for this forum.

Speakers include: For more information, please call up Mr. Theo Droog, of the Nederlands-Filippijns Solidariteitsbeweging. Forum language is English.
Haarlemmerweg 177, 1051 LB, Amsterdam, tel.: 020-6825019