Solidarity from Philippines

News from Merci Llarinas Angeles
  • Organizations from the Philippines support the struggle of Gangjeong Village and Jeju Island ! - from Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, Peace Women Partners, Mindanao People's Peace Movement, Mindanao Tri-people Women Resource Center, Southern Christian College, KASAMAMAKA (peasant women of Western Mindanao)

  • Indigenous women from Upi and Awang, Maguindanao, Philippines, shout: No Naval Base in Gangjeong ! — in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines.

  • Timuay (Chieftain) Santos M. Unsad of Timuay Justice and Governance of MIndanao discuss the threat of miining to Indigenous people in Mindanao. — in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines.

  • Jo Manandil of Mindanao Tripeople Women Resource Center discussed the impacts of mining on women. — with Jo Demit in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines.

  • Merci Angeles discussed the situation in Jeju Island and resistance of Gangjeong Villagers to the naval base construction — in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines.

  • The indigenous peoples of Maguindanao who are facing the destruction of their environment and their lives undersand the Gangjeong Villagers' struggle. — in Upi Nuro, Maguindanao, Philippines.

  • Students lead the opening invocation. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Sir Yatz Ambangan, Director for Extension and Coordinator of the Peace and Tripeople Dialogue Program of Southern Christian College gave the Opening Remarks and introduced the resource speaker, Merci Llarinas-Angeles. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • 100 students attended the Forum. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Merci presents photos and videos from Jeju Island. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • In Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • The moderator is a first year student. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Students ask questions during the Open Forum — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Why must we support the struggle of the Gangjeong Villagers ? Their seas flow to our seas, we live under one sun and one moon. - SCC faculty. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Students ask what they can do to support Gangjeong Villagers. Spread the information, and CONNECT among yourselves, and with Gangjeong Vilagers, Merci said. — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • Sir Yatz Ambangan says they will continue discussions on Jeju Island resistance in their school and send message of solidarity. — with Yatz Ambangan in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • No to naval base in Gangjeong Village ! — in Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.

  • In Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines.


Merci Llarinas Angeles, a Filipino peace activist who has joined 2015 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace, has been gratefully very active to organize international solidarity activities on Gangjeong after returning back to her country, Philippines. Here are her brief reports on the events she organized in November. The photos  and photo descriptions here are also provided by her. 

“Organizations from the Philippines support the struggle of Gangjeong Village and Jeju Island ! – from Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, Peace Women Partners, Mindanao People’s Peace Movement, Mindanao Tri-people Women Resource Center, Southern Christian College, KASAMAMAKA (peasant women of Western Mindanao)”(Sept. 24, 2015)

“We conducted a Forum in Southern Christian Colege, Midsayap, North Cotabato, Philippines to discuss the brave and just struggle of Gangjeong Villagers to the naval base.” (Nov. 26, 2015)

“Last November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I presented the Resistance of Gangjeong Villagers to 50 indigenous women from several communities in Maguindanao, Philippines. The peace-loving people of Upi, Maguindanao are struggling against miners who want to take over their ancestral domains, and they understand the struggle of the Gangjeong Villagers.” (Nov. 30, 2015)

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