Bishop Labayen and Fr. Dave Capucao.
Retired bishop of Infanta, Quezon Most Rev. Julio Xavier Labayen, well known for advocacy of social justice. He defended Prof.Jose Maria Sison from the false charge of terrorism.
At the baptism of Joma’s son Jasm de Lima-Sison, officiated by Jaime Cardinal Sin in 1983. Senator Lorenzo M- Tañada headed the list of godparents. Also in the photo kneeling are Joker Arroyo, Rene Saguisag and Jejomar Binay.
His Most Rev. Ephraim S. Fajutagana, Obispo Maximo of the Philippine Independent Church. Advocate of peace, national independence and development.
Joma’s uncle Archbishop Juan C. Sison of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia with Joma’s brother Dr. Ramon C. Sison and his family in 1964.
Fr. Rico Ponce undertook higher studies in theology at the Catholic Univesity of Nijmegen, engaged in ministry among the migrant workers and is now a highly responsible priest of the Carmelite Order in the Philippines.
His Excellency Most Rev. Joris Vercammen is the current Old Catholic Primate and Archbishop of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands. He encouraged the legal defense fund for the benefit of Prof. Sison against the false charge of terrorism.
The Archbishop of the Old Catholic Church of Utrecht Joris Vercammen (left) and Dutch Reformed Church Dominee Johan (Hans) Visser supported Prof. Jose Maria Sison in his successful fight against being placed in the Terrorist list in August 2002. Photo taken at press conference.
Benedictine Sister Mary John Mananzan, scholar and activist, fighter for women’s rights and the national and social liberation of the Filipino people.
Christian visionary and spirtiual leader Johan Huibers, builder and owner of Noah”s Ark in The Netherlands, who gave his book to Joma and Julie and toured them on his boat.
Immediately after the capture of Prof. Jose Maria Sison in 1977, his uncle Archbishop Juan C. Sison introduced his mother to Jaime Cardinal Sin for possible help in stopping the torture and possible murder of Prof. Sison. From then on, Cardinal Sin was on friendly terms with the family of Prof. Sison.
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform headed by Catholic Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and including Catholic, Protestant and Philippine Independent Church bishops. Prof. Jose Maria Sison is seated right of Sharon Rose Joy Ruiz-Duremdes (middle of first row,) secretary general of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines.
Most Rev.Tomas A.Millamena, Supreme Bishop of the Philippjine Independent Church,was the mutually accepted Third Party Depositary for depositing the photos for the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). He was also an NDFP Nominated Independent Observer in the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).”. He defended Prof. Jose Maria Sison from the false charge of terrorism.
Rev. Jose Pepito Cunanan. He is ready to take another 1000 kilometers within the day.
Fr. Eliseo Mercado OMI, is for national, social and spiritual liberation of the Filipino people.
Rev. Changweon Jang of the Osan Dasom Church and Coordinator of the Osan Migrant Workers’ Centre. A member of the International Coordinating Center of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle.
Martyred Maximo Opispo of the Philippine Independent Church Ramento Alberto. He was brutally murdered at his bishopric residence for actively supporting the farm workers in Hacienda Luisita.
Fr. Jose Dizon of the Workers Assistance Center and Solidarity Philippines.
Rev. Dionito (Father Diony) Cobillas.. Active in human rights advocacy and work for the welfare of current and former political prisoners.
Rev. Barry Naylor, Urban Canon and Sub Dean at Leicester Cathedral. He is Chairman of the INternational Coalitionfor Human Rights in the Philippines.
Rev. Cesar Taguba of the United Church of Christ. He has rendered spiritual services to Filipino migrant workers since the 1980s.
Fr. Eliseo Mercado OMI, an ardent peace advocate.
Redemptorist Fr. Teody Holgado, excellent preacher, guitarist and singer.