A leaked letter of invitation by the Movement Against Tyranny was uncovered by a veteran soldier, Abe Purugganan and shared it on social media.
According to the leaked letter of invitation, the Movement Against Tyranny headed by former Senator Rene Saguisag invited everyone to a broad, multi-sectoral gathering at the Luneta Park with the theme “Stop the Killings! Never Again to Tyranny and Dictatorship!”
The event in Luneta is an alleged convergence of the left against Pres. Rody Duterte, it also coincides with the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The group MAT also claimed that the date of the rally takes on an urgent significance this year in the face of Pres. Duterte’s own drift to tyranny and authoritarian rule.
Here’s the Complete Letter of the Movement Against Tyranny:
Dear Friends and Compatriots:
Warm greetings of peace and justice!
On behalf of the convenors of the Movement Against Tyranny, we are inviting everyone to a broad, multi-sectoral gathering at the Luneta this September 21, from 4-8 p.m. with the theme “Stop the Killings! Never Again to Tyranny and Dictatorship!”
September 21 is the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the former dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos. That date takes on an urgent significance this year in the face of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s own drift to tyranny and authoritarian rule.
In his one year in office, Pres. Duterte has presided over a “war on drugs” that has killed an estimated 12,000 Filipinos, mostly poor, suspected small time drug pushers, users and innocents. His “all out war” on Moro or Communist rebels and/or “terrorists” are taking a toll on civilian communities who are faced with their own share of extajudicial killings as well as aerial bombings, forced evacuations, intimidation and threats. Peace talks with rebel have practically collapsed.
In response to criticisms, the President and his allies routinely attack and take steps to pressure or undermine the Supreme Court, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Commission on Human Rights, the Church and the Media. He has even threatened to close down Congress and impose a revolutionary government to further his political agenda.
Equally bothersome is the President’s emulation of the ousted dictator Marcos, whom he allowed to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani and whose family he is now negotiating a compromise with on their ill-gotten wealth.
For these reasons, it has become necessary to strongly and dramatically object to the killings and resists a possible return to one-man rule. THUS OUR URGENT CALL TO ACTION ON SEPTEMBER 21.
We encourage everyone to bring along their families and friends to show our leaders and the world that we Filipinos have not forgotten how to fight tyranny and defend our hard-won rights and freedoms.
For inquiries and confirmations, please get in touch with Obet de Castro at mobile (921) 8977392 or e-mail us at email@example.com
Sen. Rene Saguisag; Bp Deogracias Iniquez, D.D.; Rep. Neri Colmenares; Miguel Aljibe; Mo. Mary John Mananzan, OSB; Rev. Rex Reyes, NCCP; Bonifacio Ilagan, CARMMA
Source: Sir Abe Purugganan FB Page