Kalayaan Atin Ito aims to unite the Filipino people– especially the Filipino youth– through a patriotic cause. Our objective is to gather 10,000 volunteers to join us in a peaceful protest against China’s aggressive and unlawful taking over of reefs to build artificial islands with military installations in the West Philippine Sea– a territory that is well within our 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Kalayaan Atin Ito’s movement has four phases:
Phase 1 – Freedom Flame Caravan
Carrying a flame that symbolizes our national unity, Kalayaan Atin Ito will go to all 81 Philippine provinces and hold information drives in universities and colleges to educate people about the West Philippine Sea dispute with China. It is within this stage that we aim to gather at least 30 volunteers from each province to sail with us to Palawan.
Phase 2 – Freedom Voyage
All volunteers will converge at Puerto Princesa, Palawan and sail to Kalayaan Island Group and stay there from November 30 to December 30 as a peaceful protest against the Chinese government’s bullying. Each province will have one boat for their 30 respective volunteers and the rest would be on large ships. Transportation, accommodation, and food would be taken care of by Kalayaan Atin Ito.
Phase 3 – Freedom Islands
Leadership, unity, and patriotism training will be held from one Philippine-owned island to another. All volunteers will spend nights at the different islands that are occupied by the Philippines. Our month-long stay is to impress upon our fellow Filipinos that there are still those who care for their country enough to undertake such sacrifice and to encourage them that they can, too, help our country stand up to a bully as large and powerful as China. It is also to show the whole world that we are not just a bunch of Juan Tamads– that we can fight our own fight no matter how small we seem.
Phase 4 – Freedom Fishermen
After our 30-day peaceful protest, we will turn over some boats to the fishermen at Kalayaan Island Group for them to use for their livelihood. This is to ensure that the Filipinos at Kalayaan will keep on residing there as well as to encourage other fishermen and citizens to take up residence at KIG.
If you are interested in volunteering for our patriotic cause or if you have any inquiries, you can contact us through:
Mobile Nos.: 0998-869-3103, 0999-5366979, 0906-410-2521
Facebook: Kalayaan ATIN ITO