“Murdered Filipino Mother and Activist Commemorated in Victoria"
August 2, 2008
|Chandu: on Philippines' Current Situation||
The Claver sisters pay tribute to their Mom Alyce: Putting-up a make-shift altar... bringing Mom's picture, lighting a candle and offering flowers
|Here we are carrying on with Hope: Chandu, Sam, Alex and Sandy|
|Photos and captions courtesy of Victoria Philippine Solidarity Group|
Sandy, one of the daughters putting up the sign: "Remembering Alyce"
Chit B., CPSHR member and author of the book, "Leaping into the Unknown
Welcome Remarks: Dominga Pasmore, President, Victoria Filipino-Canadian Association
Victoria, BC, 04 August 2008 –
A public commemoration service for a murdered human rights advocate was
held last August 2 at the Selkirk Montessori School. Two years ago this
week, Alice Claver, a human rights worker, was killed in an ambush by
suspected government agents in the Philippines. Her husband, Dr.
Constancio Claver, and their three daughters survived, and have fled to
Canada. They have been waiting in Victoria for more than a year for the
Immigration and Refugee Board to hear their case for a refugee claim.
The commemoration service was
followed by a Forum on Human Rights and the Philippine Situation,
sponsored by the Victoria Philippine Solidarity Group and the Stop the
Killings in the Philippines Network. “As of today, we still have no
justice for Alice. No effective police investigations have happened, and
those who planned and perpetrated her death are still at large.” Dr.
Chadu, presently the Spokesperson of HUSTISYA-Northern Luzon and the Cordillera People's Alliance giving a talk on the Philippines' Current Situation
|Petra Durrance, VSPG member: leading the closing prayer (using the dialect spoken by Alyce)|
|Emcee: Glenys V, VPSG member and (was) a UCC intern in the Philippines||Ron Jeffries, VSPG member, introducing the documentary film: "Philippines: Waging War on its People" (by Malcolm Guy and Marie Boti)||Rey Abadicio, VPSG member: giving a tribute and reflection on the life of Alyce|
|Signing petition||In solidarity|
|The Claver family in Canada|
|Sam: Thanking the people's support and solidarity on behalf of her family||the three sisters: Sandy, Sam and Alex|