- Posted May 7, 2012 by
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Activists and Online Campaigners from the Philippines Flew Paper Planes to Support the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking
Since today marks the resumption of the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Corona, activists from various civil society groups and online campaigners went to the Philippine Senate's People's Park to welcome the resumption of the said impeachment trial. The People's Park is a place where peaceful protests can be held even without permits. The said park is just in front of the building where the Philippine senate holds its sessions. The activists belonging to CORE or 'Corona Resign Group'`have long been campaigning for an impeachment trial against the said Chief Justice. Actually, I'm one of the main initiators of the online campaign urging for an impeachment trial against Chief Justice Corona. I'm a blogger, human-rights campaigner, activist, citizen-journalist and free-lance writer. The main leaders of the 'Corona Resign Group' are veterans of the 1986 People Power Revolution. The leaders of CORE are also heads of various online and civil society groups that are cause-oriented. I participated in several meetings that were organized by CORE's leadership. Last April 28, in a meeting that was organized by the officers of CORE, I was able to convince the group's leadership to take a 'strong stand' against modern-day slavery and human trafficking. I have long been convincing the officials of CORE (Corona Resign Group) via the internet, since last February, to put up an organization that will champion social reforms- including the curtailing of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. In a meeting that was held last April 28, the officers of CORE finally made a decision to put up a 'Coalition for Reform' that would advocate social reforms and take a strong stand against modern slavery and human trafficking. I was also able to persuade such leaders to support the online campaign that would lobby for the banning of 'child-begging' all over the country. Child beggars are being used by crime-syndicates to make money. Organized begging in the streets is the 'most visible form of modern-day slavery'. That's why I persuaded CORE to lobby for a law that would ban 'organized begging' all over the country in order to save the 'child-beggars' from slavery and exploitation.
Today, May 7, during a rally by CORE at the Senate's People's Park, I asked the leaders of the group to fly paper planes to express our willingness to support the fight to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking. We did the ‘ceremonial covenant’ before proceeding to the actual rally welcoming the resumption of the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Corona. The leaders of the said group promised to support the curtailing of modern-day slavery and human trafficking all over the world. The said officers and I flew the paper planes at the People's Park and promised to help in the fight to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking.