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Sample letter to PNoy

DAPAT TAO MUNA HINDI MINA SA SONA

DAPAT AMMB ISABATAS NA!

Dear friends,

We are launching a nationwide letter barrage campaign for  the 10 point Human Rights Agenda on Mining, endorsed by different human rights, environmental, indigenous peoples and women’s’ groups and which we aim to reach President Benigno Aquino III, the two Houses of Congress and leaders of LGUs.

We would like to invite everyone to join us on July 23, 2014 in this nationwide letter sending campaign before the coming State of the Nation Address –SONA of PNoy and the opening of Congress (July 28, 2014). Our objective is for the 10 Human Rights Agenda on Mining to reach PNoy and leaders of our government and register our call to end large scale mining and prioritize the legislation of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill. You may also print out the Appeal Letter for sign-on in your respective areas and submit to TFDP office No. 45 St. Mary Street, Cubao, Quezon City or fax directly to the contact numbers indicated below.

Please send letter to the email addresses of President Aquino and concerned government agencies indicated below.

If you wish to make any inquiries please contact:

If you wish to make any inquiries please contact the following:
TFDP at 4378054 or email egay.advocacytfdp@gmail.com
ATM at 4403211 or email checkzab@gmail.com

The more letters we will be able to mobilize, the more we effectively register our calls.

We are also sending this to media and international partners.

SAMPLE LETTER

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III

Republic of the Philippines

Malacanang Palace

JP Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila 1005

Philippines

Fax: +63 2 736 1010

Tel: +63 2 735 6201 / 564 1451 to 80

Email: corres@op.gov.ph / opnet@op.gov.ph

 

Dear President Aquino;

Mining has been in the national agenda for more than a decade. Your assumption into office gave hope for a policy change in mining. Unfortunately, your administration continues to aggressively promote mining as revenue-generating industry despite continued and widespread protests by mining-affected communities as well as civil society.

The State has the fundamental obligation to respect, protect and fulfill human rights not only for the current generation but for future generations. These trinitarian obligations govern the conduct of the State in relation to its peoples and it is by these that States are weighed and judged for their sins of commission and omission.

As the coming State of the Nation Address provides an opportunity for peoples agenda for legislation and to register the peoples issues and concerns on Mining; human rights, environmental, indigenous peoples and women’s’ groups  have come together to endorse a 10 Point Human Rights Agenda on Mining to your office.

It is an agenda to challenge you as leaders in government to take up and respond to the call for an end to large-scale mining in the country and for making the Alternative Minerals Management Bill as a priority bill for legislation.

Panawagan namin sa inyo mga pinuno ng bansa, dapat pahalagahan ang “Kalikasan at Tao Muna – Hindi Mina.” Dahil hindi dapat tubo at kita ang inuuna sa pamamahala.

CERTIFY AMMB AS URGENT.

10 POINT HR AGENDA ON MINING

  1. SCRAP Mining Act of 1995! Enact Alternative Minerals Management Bill.
  2. Stop large scale mining.
  3. Respect, protect and fulfill Indigenous Peoples (IP) Rights to self determination (FPIC).
  4. Protect women human rights defenders and IP women in mining areas.
  5. Stop exploitation of workers in Mining Sites.
  6. Protect our environment and right to safe, sound and balanced ecology.
  7. Stop the killings! Protect Human Rights Defenders!
  8. Stop displacement of rural folks. Protect the right to food, water, housing and access to means of subsistence.
  9. Stop militarization and deployment of investment defense forces.
  10. Justice for all victims of mining related Human Rights Violations. Stop development aggression!

Endorsed by:

AKBAYAN Partylist

Anak Mindanao -AMIN Partylist

Aniban ng Mangagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA)

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM)

Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP)

BAWGBUG

Coalition Against Trafficking In Women – Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)

FIAN Philippines

FIND

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC- Southern Mindanao)

Human Rights Defenders-Pilipinas (HRDP)

Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH.com)

Kilusan (KPD-Mindanao)

KPML

Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-KSK-FOE

Liga ng Makabagong Kabataan (LMK)

LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights)

Medical Action Group (MAG)

Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC)

Partido Kalikasan (Philippine Green Party)

Partido ng Mangagawa (PM)

Partido ng Mangagawa (PM-Mindanao)

Peoples Development Institute (PDI)

Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA)

Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights)

Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI)

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)

Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK)

Pambansang Kalipunan ng mga Samahan sa Kanayunan (PKSK)

Social Action Center (SAC-Tandag Surigao Sur)

SOS Yamang Bayan Network

SALAKNIB

SANLAKAS Partylist

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)

UMALAB KA Partylist

World March of Women – Pilipinas

Youth for Nationalism and Democracy (YND-Mindanao)

Youth for Rights (Y4R)

 

 

PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO:

 

1. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III

Republic of the Philippines

Malacanang Palace

JP Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila 1005

Philippines

Fax: +63 2 736 1010

Tel: +63 2 735 6201 / 564 1451 to 80

Email: corres@op.gov.ph / opnet@op.gov.ph

 

 

2. Hon. Loren Legarda

Senate Committee on Natural Resources

Senate Office:

Rm. 209 GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5537 to 5539

Direct Line: (632) 833-1606 /  (632) 832-7627 / (632) 833-1434

Telefax No.: (632) 833-4987

Email: loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph , appointments@osl.ph

Website: www.lorenlegarda.com.ph

 

3. Hon. Matugas, Francisco “Lalo” T.

Chairperson

House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources

District Representative, Surigao Del Norte, 1st District

3/F Annex Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City

Telephone no. 9315001 local 7161,

Telefax no. 9513003

Committee Secretary – Mr. Raul G. Terso

Email: Committee on Natural Resources

http://www.congress.gov.ph/contact/popform.php?re=sendemail&to=committee&id=0526

 

4. Hon. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Rm. 512 GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5548

Direct Lines: (632) 822-9758

Fax No.: (632) 822-9759

Email: kokopimenteloffice@yahoo.com

Website: www.kokopimentel.org

 

5. Hon. Romarate, Guillermo Jr. A.

House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights

District Representative, Surigao Del Norte, 2nd District

3/F Ramon V. Mitra Buillding, House of Representatives, Quezon City

Telephone no. 9315001 local 7157,

Telefax: 9324803

Committee Secretary – Ms. Fely D. Parcon

Email: Committee on Human Rights

http://www.congress.gov.ph/contact/popform.php?re=sendemail&to=committee&id=E507

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