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Chicago elected officials to join human rights delegation to Philippines Consulate

By staff |
September 15, 2019
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Chicago, IL - On September 16, community, civil rights, faith-based and peace activists will join 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and State Representative Jaime Andrade (40th District) in a delegation to the Consulate General of the Philippines, 11:00 a.m.,122 S. Michigan Avenue.

The delegation will deliver a letter to Consul General Gina Jamoralin with regards to Brandon Lee, an American citizen who was shot in Ifugao, Philippines. Lee is a human rights activist and a native of San Francisco.

Lee was attacked by suspected elements of the 54th Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Lee survived the gun attack but has had eight cardiac arrests during multiple surgeries.

The delegation will appeal to the Philippine government to ensure Brandon Lee’s safety and apprehend the assailants.

This week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion supporting the immediate evacuation of Lee from the Philippines and his repatriation to San Francisco to ensure his safety and access to adequate medical care.