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Addressing a gathering of young human rights advocates from different parts of Mindanao at the Ateneo de Davao University on September 22, Atty. Samuel Matunog, one of the founders of the Philippine Section of Amnesty International, recalled his journey as a lawyer handling urban poor cases and those of victims of human rights violations. Knowledge and courage and faith in the capacity of the youth to seek genuine change are necessary ingredients in the continuing struggle for human rights around the world.

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