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Uumpsisahan ko ang kampanyang ito sa Nobel Peace Prize para kay Senator Leila de Lima dahil naisip kong ito ang pinakamagandang paraan para labanan ang gobierno ni Duterte. Sa pamamagitan nito, maipakikilala ko sa buong mundo ang problema ng bayan natin at mga suliraning kakaharapin ni Ms. de Lima dahil sa panggigipit sa kanya. Maraming political prisoner dati sa buong mundo katulad ni Nelson Mandela ng South Africa at si Aung San Suu Kyi ng Myanmar na nakalaya at nagtagumpay sa layunin nila para sa kanilang bayan ng makamit nila ang Nobel Peace Prize. Kaya ipagdasal natin na manomina at manalo si Ms. de Lima sa prestigious award na to. Kung gusto nyong sumali sa kampanyang to, please join below:
Please Join Our Campaign to Have Our Beloved Senator Leila de Lima Nominated for, and to Help Her Ultimately Win, the Nobel Peace Prize
We have started a campaign to have Senator Leila de Lima nominated for Nobel Peace Prize as I believe that this is the best way to legally fight the Duterte administration and to help free Ms. de Lima from her unjust detention. All Filipinos who are fighting for justice and truth, even just in spirit, or who want to stop the abuses of Duterte’s brutal administration should support this campaign, of course, with the ultimate goal of having Ms. de Lima freed from her unjust detention. The Peace Prize has a powerful effect on the awardees and the causes they are advocating. It will help draw international attention and support for the just cause Senator de Lima and all of us are fighting for. It will also help our fight to stop all the injustices being committed by this administration and will definitely help free Ms. de Lima from her blatantly illegal detention by drawing international awareness to her struggle and ordeal. Some previously detained high-profile political prisoners won the award and were eventually released; notably, Nelson Mandela of South Africa. The prize may even help in pressuring the government to lessen, if not totally stop, all its abuses especially concerning human rights. So please join and support this noble campaign. #NobelPrizeforLeila #NobelPeacePrizeforLeila
And to International Human Rights and Allied Organizations, We Urgently Seek Your Assistance
Our country is now in a dire situation – where people are frozen and helpless, not knowing what to do under the atmosphere where fear abounds, and where the media which outwardly seems free but in reality controlled by President Duterte’s paid media warriors who spread fake news and propaganda, constantly bombarding the people with misleading information that portray the Duterte administration as benevolent and just one. Thus, many of us concerned citizens have been looking up to this brave lady, Senator Leila de Lima as our sole ray of hope and strength, but unfortunately, even this hope of ours has been shut out with her unjust incarceration. The situation now is eerily similar to the days of martial law during the time of the dictator Marcos where it took an assassination to break up the indifference and the fear of the people. And in a similar manner, we fear for the life of Ms. de Lima under the situation where several people, including a mayor, were murdered under detention using as a pretext shamelessly absurd excuse that “they all tried to fight back with guns,” (absurd because they were all under detention!), and we realized we do not have to wait for this kind of sacrifice anymore; we can make something better happen and this is to have Ms. de Lima nominated, and eventually have her win, the Nobel Peace Prize. Under this desperate situation, we the concerned people of the Philippines are seeking your assistance in facilitating the nomination of our beloved Senator Leila de Lima for the Nobel Peace Prize. We believe that under the present circumstance this is the best way to peacefully counter the abusive government of Rodrigo Duterte and to help protect the life of our beloved senator. We urgently seek your assistance.
“Under this desperate situation, we the concerned people of the Philippines are seeking your assistance in facilitating the nomination of our beloved Senator Leila de Lima for the Nobel Peace Prize. We believe that under the present circumstance this is the best way to peacefully counter the abusive government of Rodrigo Duterte and to help protect the life of our beloved senator. We urgently seek your assistance.”
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To the committee members of the Nobel Prize:
Senator Leila de Lima of the Philippines has been the sole light in the fight against abuses committed by our government. As a head of Human Rights Commission, a Secretary of Justice, and now as a Senator, she has been tirelessly working almost alone for years in search for the truth regarding the reported extra-judicial killings of criminal suspects particularly in Davao City, allegedly committed by the men of then mayor (and now the president) Rodrigo Duterte. Because of legal and cultural impediments, she has not been able to accomplish her noble mission yet, but nevertheless, she has never ceased to fight for the truth and for justice for all the victims involved. Because of her resolute effort she has been harassed, maligned & crucified publicly by the people affected by her investigations and by the government itself. As a result, she is being unjustly detained for a clearly trumped-up charges after “witnesses” under severe duress “testified” against her in a clear effort to silence her – witnesses who included convicted criminals in prison where one of their co-detainees were killed during a still unresolved attack inside the prison, and one of the injured later testified against her, where many believe he was threatened to do so.
We believe that it is in the interest of our country [edit 1: or, the Philippines], all the free world and the Nobel Prize itself to support this brave lady and the cause for which she has been fighting, and we thought it to be fitting to nominate her for the Peace Prize. And therefore, recognizing her unwavering dedication in her fight against all forms of abuse of human dignity even to the point of risking her own life, we, the grateful people of the Philippines [edit 2: or, we (names of persons or the organization – for example: the International Parliamentary Union), representing the concerned people of the Philippines and the world], would like to nominate Leila de Lima for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“And therefore, recognizing her unwavering dedication in her fight against all forms of abuse of human dignity even to the point of risking her own life, we, the grateful people of the Philippines, would like to nominate Leila de Lima for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Bestowing the Peace Prize on Ms. de Lima will certainly help the crusade for human rights and justice not only in the Philippines but all over the world as well – a quest that Mr. Alfred Nobel himself pursued and the Nobel Prize itself has been pursuing.
The Concerned Citizens of the Philippines
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(Attention! congressmen, senators and the members of the academe: you are the qualified nominators.* You can be the first one(s) to perform what could be a historical act; so don’t miss this opportunity, please nominate Senator Leila de Lima for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
*According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories:
- Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states
- Members of The International Court of Justice in The Hague and The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague
- Members of l’Institut de Droit International
- University professors, professors emeriti and associate professors of history, social sciences, law, philosophy, theology, and religion; university rectors and university directors (or their equivalents); directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes
- Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- Members of the main board of directors or its equivalent of organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- Current and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (proposals by current members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after 1 February)
- Former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Unless otherwise stated the term ‘members’ shall be understood as current (sitting) members.