[Photo blog] Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan

2011 Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan photo by Rommel Yamzon

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

“…let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.” (Amos, 5:24)

This was quoted in the Lenten statement of FIND we posted last week (See FIND statement).

To continuously call for justice, every Holy Wednesday, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) annually hold their Lenten activity dubbed as Kalbaryo ng Kawalan ng Katarungan.  

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Last April 20, 2011, they gathered again at the Bantayog ng mga Desaparecido, a monument located at the Redemptorist Church grounds in Baclaran, Paranaque City.

Photo by Rommel Yamzon 2011

Photo by Rommel Yamzon

The monument, which depicts a woman holding a torch along with a child carrying a picture of his father, immortalizes the undying hope of many families to be reunited with their disappeared loved ones.

It was unveiled on July 13,1994.  A long list of victims’ names are engraved in granite pannels surrounding the monument.  It was named the “Bantayog ng mga Desaparacidos.”

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan 2011 by FIND

Members of Samahan ng mga Anak ng Desaparacidos (SAD) express their call for justice through cultural presentation. Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan(2) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (3) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (4) 2011 by FIND

Photo by FIND

Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Katarungan (5) 2011 by FIND

Mrs. Nilda Sevilla Lagman, Chairperson of FIND. Photo by FIND

HRonlinePH supports the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances and human rights advocates’ call for the immediate enactment of an Anti-Enforced Disappearance law that would criminalize this despicable crime and put perpetrators in jail.

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