TO: H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Republic
Malacanang Palace, JP Laurel St.
San Miguel, Manila Philippines
CC: US Congress International Relations Committee
US Congress Human Rights Commission
April 7, 2005
We Filipinos in the U.S. and allies are greatly outraged by the recent wave of human
rights violations and other acts of violence against innocent civilians, progressive
and activist in our beloved motherland the Philippines.
We write to denounce the state terrorism and the
BAYAN USA is an alliance of progressive Filipino groups in the U.S.
representing organizations of students, scholars, women, workers, and
youth. As the only international chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
(BAYAN), BAYAN USA serves as an information bureau for the national
democratic movement of the Philippines and as a campaign center for
anti-imperialist Filipinos in the U.S.
Members of BAYAN USA include: ANAKBAYAN (Los Angeles), ANAKBAYAN
(Seattle), Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (Oakland, Bay
Area), Habi-Arts (Los Angeles), New York Committee for Human Rights in
the Philippines (NY), League of Filipino Students (San Francisco),
Pilipinos Organizing Workers for Empowerment and Respect (Los Angeles),
and Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective.
Contact: Kawal Ulanday, Chair
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