Activists commemorate EDSA with human rights forum

LOS ANGELES — This weekend marked the anniversary of the EDSA People Power Resolution, and as U.S.-based activists are continuing the fight.

LA Filipinos marked the anniversary of the 1986 EDSA Revolution by holding a forum on Philippine human rights and the upcoming midterm elections.

They also spoke to a pair of senatorial bets on a video chat, discussing issue and platforms in the upcoming midterm elections.

The anniversary came as several countries including the Australian parliament, have called for the release of Senator Leila de Lima. They are calling on the U.S. Congress to call for her release.

“We have submitted the resolution we have submitted the language they’re just quoting certain words but it’s just a number of days when we will have it approved by the Congress,” said Ago Pedalizo.

“The women in the united states globally should really fight for the release of senator de lima because lately she has been given an award by amnesty international, so all the human rights organizations are watching what s really going to happen to her. It is so dangerous for the women in the Philippines.”

The forum also addressed press freedom issues with the recent case filed against Rappler’s Maria Ressa.

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