Greetings of peace!
Organizations of victims and human rights advocates SELDA, Desaparecidos, Karapatan, Tanggol Bayi and Hustisya are now preparing for the annual PASKUHAN activity in December, when we hope to mobilize material and financial support for the victims and their families during the Christmas season.
Food, clothing, gifts and treats for the young and old will be distributed in the Christmas gatherings and salu-salo activities to be held for political prisoners and their families in different detention centers in Metro Manila including the New Bilibid Prisons, Camp Bagong Diwa, Camp Crame, Correctional Institution for Women, Manila City Jail and others. PASKUHAN activities will also be held together with families and relatives of victims of killings, enforced disappearances and other forms of human rights violations.
In this light, may we humbly seek the support of your office/institution in raising funds and goods. Such activity will help provide the victims a brief respite from their suffering and have time to celebrate Christmas with one another.
Let this season of giving be a testament that we shall always share a part of ourselves in the continuing struggle for justice.
Thank you so much for your help and concern.
(sig)MARY GUY PORTAJADA
Deputy Secretary General