The Philippines: Justice for Negros, A Campaign Against Hunger & Disease
PHM Philippines, Health Alliance for Democracy, Council for Health and Development, and Karapatan launched the "Justice for Negros: A Campaign Against Hunger & Disease" through a "Lugawan para sa Negros" or "Rice Porridge for Negros" initiative. The event was held on Quezon City, Philippines, on 12 August 2023.
The fundraiser brought together doctors, nurses, other health professionals, health students, and health workers who stood in solidarity with the people of Negros. They made campaign contributions that exceeded the actual cost of the porridge, demonstrating their commitment to addressing the issues of hunger and disease in the region.
In addition to the porridge distribution, the event featured a photo exhibit, cultural performances, speeches, and a documentary film screening. These activities aimed to raise awareness about the prevalent hunger, disease, and human rights violations in Negros. Zara Alvarez and Dr. Mary Rose Sancelan were two of the martyrs of the region.