The event was graced by more than a hundred people from different sectors.
The release of the Morong 43 on December 17, 2010 after ten months of illegal detention is a victory celebrated by both national and international communities. The Morong 43's release was a fruit of the people's struggle. They were freed not only by the intense legal battles but by a combination of numerous mass campaigns, in all conceivable forms, waged here and abroad by different organizations as well as individual advocates.
To this day, cases that have been filed with the Supreme Court, Commission on Human Rights, and the Quezon City Regional Trial Court still await resolution after more than a year.
Moreover, harassments, intimidations and threats against Community Health Workers as well as health and other humanitarian workers continue in the country. The military and their agents never ceased to sow terror among the people and tag activists and health workers as communists or terrorists.
Hence, the Morong 43's struggle must continue not only for their own quest for justice but for all the victims of human rights violations as well.
What does the Justice for the Morong 43! Justice for all victims of human rights violations! Alliance intend to do?
- To serve as a rallying organization of all health professionals, health workers, and communities in asserting their right to health;
- To ensure a continuing campaign for justice through various activities, mobilizations especially on highlighted dates;
- To generate the widest possible support for the campaign and the alliance from organizations and individuals here and abroad;
- To generate continuing public awareness on human rights and justice through media events, press releases, and information education materials.