May 27, 2009


Photobucket Our friend Melissa Roxas and her companions Juanito Carabeo and John Edward Handoc were abducted at gunpoint last week in the Philippines. Melissa is a Filipina American from Cerritos who moved to the Philippines in 2007 to dedicate her life to working for human rights and serving the people as a community health worker. After a barrage of press releases, Facebook and Twitter posts, Roxas and Carabeo were soon released from captivity, but Handoc is still missing. It's important to recognize the power we have to affect the situation in the Philippines so thank you all for spreading the word. We are holding a vigil for them and the more than 200 people who have involuntarily disappeared as a result of government repression since Gloria Macapagal Arroyo became president in 2001. Please come and show your love and support tonight.. Vigil in front of the Philippine Consulate Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:30 PM 3600 Wilshire Blvd. (a few blocks east of Western) Los Angeles, CA 90010

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