Tender mercies

Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for the orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us. – James 1:27, The New Living Translation

I know that this is somewhat awkward, a journalist is calling for help for those who are accused of rebellion. But out of humanitarian consideration and my Roman Catholic faith, I am reposting this announcement from the Free the 43 Health Workers’ Movement:

Giving birth to a child is indeed the most difficult, yet the most exciting part of motherhood. However, if you are inside prison – deprived of freedom and basic needs – it is much harder.

The Free the 43 Health Workers Movement (Free the 43) calls for donations for two (2) pregnant women, who belong to the 43 health workers captured last February 05, in Morong, Rizal: Judielyn Carina Oliveros, who is about to give birth this July 27th while Mercy Castro is also due to deliver her baby this October.

They are in need of toiletries, vitamins, needs of the babies- baby clothes, breast pumps, diapers, blankets, pillows. They also welcome  cash donations.

Philip Almazan Paraan of the Health Alliance for Democracy and also with the campaign committee for freeing the 43 says that they can phone in their pledges through this phone number: (02) 929-8109 and look for Philip or Kata. (30)