The way is the destiny

By , November 16, 2009 6:32 am

Hi my friends,

another time another blog! Every day makes us feel more homelike here in the Philis. Our work as Human Rights Observers is still very exciting and varied. On the one hand we meet farmers to ask for informations about the latest human rights violations experienced by them. And on the other hand we go to state actors and other stakeholders in the Philippines to inform them about the new incidents. Of course, it`s not easy to get satisfying results after meeting and talking to state actors. But at least we are happy to see them acting to achieve a result in future.

It`s all the about the small steps in life like “the way is the destiny”…

...we visited the "Supreme Court" to get the "Application Paper" for a "Witness Protection Program" for one of our farmers!

...we visited the "Supreme Court" in Manila City...



Impressions after 8 weeks in the Philippines

By , November 2, 2009 7:47 am

Hey my friends,

now I am in the Philippines for 8 weeks, wow :)

A lot of things happened in the last time, we had a lot of Area visits regarding our work as Human Rights Observers. And I wrote a some articles and one will be published in the next IPON Observer Journal in December 2009. The article focuses on the farmers and their struggle for their own agricultural land.

Another article you can find on Indymedia: and additionaly I wrote a short info for the official IPON website:

What else happened during my first 8 weeks in Bondoc, Quezon, Philipines?

I met a lot of new friends and we shared some good moments together :)

For example yesterday (01.11.2009) I joined them in their celebration of “Undas”, the “Day of the Dead”.  All Filipinos spend the day on the cemetery at the tombs of their decedents. Everybody is eating, drinking and even making music directly on the cemetery. Of course, you see people making a prayer on the cemetery but the sense of the Undas is to spend the day like this to remind on your relatives who passed away…

I think this is a really nice tradition.

celebrating "Undas"...

celebrating "Undas"...

Stay tuned,


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