Where do we begin in our search for truth? We begin with ourselves individually and in the services and institutions under our jurisdiction. We are first called to an inner truth. We must cultivate our Godly image and likeness in order live with a purpose, to establish one’s worth and integrity , and above all, to defeat Satan’s scheme in our life- snatch out the ‘truth’ , and over rule by ‘lies’ .We all have failings, but we can overcome, if we live only by obedience to the living God.
To change the undesirable situation, we must claim God’s mercy and forgiveness for ourselves and others. Living this way, we can develop a reverence for all of life, an attitude that encourages people to be involved in justice issues that transform our world. We need to see God’s life and goodness in all around us and that will diminish the need for conflicts, divisions, wars and INJUSTICE-by claiming and living the truth, as a result WE CAN BRING HOPE in times of great chaos and despair.
It really takes courage to say NO COMPROMISE, to influence someone NOT TO GIVE UP, to command everyone to STAND FOR THE TRUTH, BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY OUT TO SET US FREE.
Today, as we unite for the vindication of our brethren who were imprisoned in QATAR, Let us help them to extent the possibility to buildup awareness and a chance for them to speak the truth. As we all know, these brethren were a victim of injustice. These prisoners were suffered so much pressure and the pain mounted, to the point that they have to confessed to crimes they didn’t commit.
Yes, they were persuaded to”Compromise the truth.” They were forced to “Admit to a falsehood.” Their lives put into peril.
For FOUR LONG YEARS, their conciliation represents a far greater risk than courage, as difficult as it is much harder to stand for TRUTH. As much as they wanted to uphold their dignity, to overpower the consequences of moral failure,-THE TORTURE INTENSIFIED, and from then on THE PROMISE OF FREEDOM BECOME UNBEARABLE for them.
Yet we all know, the fight is not yet over, and this is the chance that we have to EXPLOIT what we all know, and insinuate that this INJUSTICE MUST BRING TO AN END.
Below are the links of NEWS REPORTS pertaining to the case of our brethren. THESE LINKS ARE OUR CHANCES TO SHOUT OUT WHAT WE ALL KNOW. LET US OPPOSE TO THE LIFE IMPRISONMENT VERDICT FOR PASTOR RONALD ULEP AND PASTOR RALPH ALAMARES. LET US SAVE THE LIFE OF PASTOR Abdallah Yousef Tan Chua, who allegedly charged with leaking information about weaponry, aircrafts, maintenance and servicing records between 2009 and 2010 to intelligence officials in the Philippines, and he was sentenced to death.
Before it’s too late let us help them to speak out, and let the PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT, OUR MEDIA, FELLOW FILIPINOS UNDERSTAND ALL THE DETAILS, AND LET THE NATION SEE WHAT KIND OF JUSTICE SYSTEM DOES QATAR HAVE. WHY IT TOOK THEM SO LONG TO OPEN THE CASE? WHO CAST-OFF THE ISSUE? WHY THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN IGNORED? YES THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS… AND NOW IT’S THE TIME TO EXPOSE WHO SHOULD TO BE BLAMED.
NOW, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE, Let everyone of us be bold enough to express our COURAGE. As we hold on to the TRUTH, Let us bind each other with HOPE, FAITH TO GOD, AND UNITY TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL – FREEDOM FOR OUR BRETHREN. ONE HEART, ONE MIND, believe in the power of THE LORD’S HAND, WE ARE INDEED A WITNESS… and it’s time for us to FIGHT BACK and STAND OUT!
GOD IS WITH US AND WE ALL KNOW, IN THE HANDS OF GOD- “THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL”
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1. the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain.
Synonyms: infliction of pain, abuse, ill-treatment, maltreatment, persecution
1. inflict severe pain on.”most of the victims had been brutally tortured”
Most of the time we see this word being applied in movies wherein one party is inflicting damage to the other party. The pain that the receiving party receives seems to be unbearable that he will give-in to the demands of the party giving the torture. In many cases, he will admit anything, even if it is not true, just for the other party to stop the maltreatment on him.
There are different kinds of torture. Most of what we are familiar with is physical torture or the beating of a persons body with anything that can harm it. What we don’t see in this beatings are the trauma and psychological torture that the action leaves the victim. The trauma or psychological torture runs deeper than the physical hurt. It transcends time and can as fresh as when it was applied even if years have passed.
Our pastors who were illegally detained in Qatar for false accusation suffered physical and psychological torture. One of our pastors was handcuffed for 10 straight days, causing his left wrist to be permanently dislocated. You can see it in the pictures and their confession of the torture that happened to them below.
Stop this injustice. Free our pastors. Free our countrymen. Not late but NOW. The fight is not yet over and the battle is in THE LORD’s HAND!
The fight did not start on the day that this blog was born; it started on the day Qatar imposed injustice on the lives of innocent Filipinos working and visiting Qatar.
Four years have passed since this case of detaining 5 Filipino pastors in Qatar happened and they have only passed judgment now. The charges started with terrorism before finally coming into espionage and the lower court giving its verdict to the accused.
Last May 22, the news about the verdict flocked the local paper Al Raya and was then picked up by different publications. The news also made its presence in Philippine media, publications and radio programs the day after it hit Qatar online news portal. This story, is now gaining momentum in the Philippine scene since it now involves national issue.
After four years, we are still fighting to get justice for our pastors and we will not give up because THE FIGHT IS NOT YET OVER.
and the rest of our family are seeking for JUSTICE for Pastor Ronald for almost 2 years now. We’ve been longing for our beloved Ronald especially our mother Teresita Ulep which suffers from mild-stroke one year ago. She suffers that after almost every night crying knowing that her son is in jail. We know and everyone knows that Ptr. Ronald is such a great person, a good son, a loveable brother, a good provider to his family and most of all a true servant of GOD.
Our son has been taken into custody without warrant on Aril 14, 2010 and we have only learned of their whereabouts through his wife, Myra Alamares, on June 20, 2010. Initially, nine Filipinos were taken into custody for terrorism allegations and six of them have been released.
They were taken to Court in monthly basis for the extension of detention and the formal case was only submitted to the Court last December 2010 and until now they are undergoing court hearing. Our Philippine Embassy has been meeting some Qatar Government officials but their efforts are not producing results. Our daughter-in-law, Myra Alamares, appealed for temporary released and this has been approved by the Court on 27th November 2010 but the decision was retracted by Public Prosecution. They were asking the Court for explanation but they are not giving them any. All the evidences that were being presented in Court are hearsay and the Public Prosecutor have not presented any hard evidences.
The Court promises them that they will give their decision last May 28, 2012 but they ask for another hearing and it was scheduled last June and another hearing was held last July 19, 2012 but no decision yet was given. The Court ask them for another hearing on November for them to review again the case and because the judge will be on vacation.
We are appealing for your help. Our son is innocent and is a resident of Qatar for seven years. He did not commit any violation of laws or have engaged in any prejudice to the country’s security. As a matter of fact, he and his wife are both volunteers in teaching computer (a program of our Philippine Embassy in Qatar) to our citizens in Qatar.
Our daughter-in-law tried to convey our sentiments when His Excellency Vice President Jejomar Binay visited Qatar last year but according to him this is a very high profile case and we just need to wait until the anger of those Qatar officials who have initiated this investigation has subsides. The Philippine Embassy in Qatar has informed our daughter-in-law that these matter has been added to the President’s talking points during the visit of His Excellency Emir of Qatar in Manila last April11-12, 2012.
Our son’s lawyer also recommended for us to ask for our Government intervention. If our Government will mediate and prove that these Filipinos are not spy, we believe that this case will be dismissed. We asked Senator Manny Villar’s office for some assistance and they only recommended for us to go to our Department of Foreign Affairs. We have already met DFA’s official for quite a number of times but no actual actions were made. They only talk to the representatives of our embassy in Qatar to follow-up.