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Dinner Reception & Discussion on:Philippine Elections & Political Killings

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Where: Daly City United Methodist Church
1474 Southgate Ave, Daly City, CA 94015

When: Wednesday, May 9, 6pm

Please join the NAFCON, League of Filipino Students, babae, Anakbayan, and the San Francisco Chapter of APALA (Asian Pacific Labor Alliance), and other Filipino community members in welcoming Judge Fred Ampuan to the Bay Area and holding a discussion on the current political situation in the Philippines, especially the Philippine elections, progressive partylists, and political killings.

Judge Ampuan, as a member of CODAL - Counsels for the Deference of Liberties, was also a delegate to 2007 National Convention of the Bayan Muna Partylist. BAYAN MUNA, the top vote-getter in the last 2 elections have also lost close to 100 members due to extrajudicial killings and abductions.

Currently, Judge Ampuan serves as the Presiding Judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 33. He is a former Human Rights Attorney in Bicol, served as a District Atty in the Visayas. Judge Ampuan is the Chairperson of the FRIENDS OF SAMAR/LEYTE ( FSL ), an organization formed during the height of Palparan's stay in said region when the area became heavily militarized and when numerous local social activists were tortured, disappeared, and killed. Judge Ampuan will be sharing his insights on the justice system in the Philippines, the upcoming May elections, and the human rights situation in Easter Visayas where he directly witnessed the spate of political killings under General Palparan's reighn.

Judge Ampuan received his law degree at UST- University of Santo Thomas. His other affiliations include: Bicol Concerned Teachers Alliance, UGOP Waraynon , Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers, Philippine Association of Physics Instructors, National Prosecutors League of the Philippines, Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, and World Jurists Association.

Added to the calendar on Mon, May 7, 2007 7:03AM
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