24.05.2022 | 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr

After the Presidential elections in the Philippines – Human rights and the role of the churches

A dialogue with Antonio Ablon, Bishop of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente

online dialogue

During the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, around 30.000 people were executed without trial in the so called “war on drugs”. Human rights violations against activists, the poor, journalists, indigenous people and clergy increased massively. Impunity, restrictions of press freedom and military control reached a new level of insolence.

In May 2022 the country will hold a presidential election – leading in the survey for president and vice president is the tandem of the son of former dictator Marcos and the daughter of Duterte. In this online event, Bishop Antonio Ablon, persecuted and living in exile in Germany as a consequence of his engagement in the Philippines, shares his thoughts about the election results and the human rights situation in the Philippines.

He gives testimony about his own experiences fighting for human rights in the Philippines and explains the position and message of the churches.

This event will be held in English.


This event is a cooperation between the East Asia department and the department for International Voluntary Service of the Center for Global Ministries and Ecumenical Relations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Northern Germany.