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This is not a fight against any one man, it's a plight for justice for the Filipino Overseas Workers who are being used in order to secure international diplomatic immunity for the vain and greedy.
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 07, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the name of justice, transparency, and accountability, a powerful international movement has been launched on Change.org: Revoke the Appointment of Eduardo Manalo as Special Envoy for Overseas Filipinos. This assertive campaign seeks to revoke the appointment of Eduardo Manalo, leader of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), as Special Envoy for Overseas Filipinos. This petition underscores the urgent need for careful deliberation in public office appointments and highlights the necessity of putting people before politics.
Why this Petition? Why Now?
Why should we entrust the welfare of overseas Filipinos to someone who perpetuates an environment of secrecy and control? Can we really expect fairness and justice from a man whose organization has been plagued by allegations of human rights abuses?
This petition is not just about one individual's appointment. It's a critical examination of our values as a society. It's about standing up against potential conflicts of interest, demanding transparency, and advocating for human rights.
Human Rights Violations
The INC, under Manalo's leadership, has faced serious accusations of human rights violations, including harassment and intimidation of members who dare to question the church's practices. Is this the kind of leadership we want for our overseas Filipinos? All one has to do is Google the name Iglesia Ni Cristo or Eduardo Manalo and you will be able to see a slew of atrocities that are desperately being covered up.
Lack of Transparency and Accountability
The INC is notorious for its lack of transparency. Numerous reports have highlighted the organization's secretive financial dealings and lack of accountability. Can such a leader truly represent the interests of overseas Filipinos?
Potential Conflict of Interest
Given his religious affiliation, Manalo's appointment raises a potential conflict of interest. As a Special Envoy, he is expected to uphold the principles of neutrality and impartiality. But can he truly separate his religious obligations from his diplomatic duties?
Join the Cause
We are calling for a reconsideration of Manalo's appointment. We urge the government to prioritize the welfare of the Filipino people over political convenience. We appeal to the public, home and abroad, to support this cause, because it's not just about one appointment - it's about our collective future.
A Call to Action
It's time for us to demand for a more logical and merit-based approach in appointing government officials. Our overseas workers deserve a Special Envoy who is not only qualified but also genuinely committed to their welfare. We must raise our voices against the manipulation of Philippine politics and government appointments by organizations such as the INC.
It's time to demand accountability from our leaders and transparency in their decisions. Let's put the welfare of our overseas workers above political convenience and personal gain. After all, isn't that what being a public servant is all about? Our message is clear – public officials must be held accountable. They must uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and respect for human rights.
To add your voice to this crucial cause, sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/revoke-the-appointment-of-eduardo-manalo-as-special-envoy-for-overseas-filipinos. Let us join hands and create a lasting impact.
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