The Paghilom Program

Vision: Re-create and empower lives of the wounded and victims

Mission: Enable widows, orphans, family members and communities of extrajudicial killing (EJK) victims to reach their full potential and facilitate more effective interaction with the larger social environment. Specifically, help the families of EJK victims in healing and rebuilding their lives.

Program Framework

To restore the well-being, dignity and peace of the survivors of EJK victims to the fullest extent possible, PagHILOM shall:

  • provide a holistic program for the spiritual, physical, social, and psychological healing and development of the families of EJK Victims
  • form a network/sector of EJK families and communities
  • empower them to recover their sense of wellbeing and become contributing members of the community
  • develop interventions based on the different identified needs of individual

General Principles

  • Comprehensive continuum of care
  • Confidentiality and right to privacy
  • Gender-sensitivity
  • Appropriateness of treatment and care
  • Informed consent
  • Non-discrimination
  • Participation and self-determination
  • Respect for and protection of human rights
  • Inclusivity
  • Holistic organization and Community empowerment

Program PagHILOM is an integrated, holistic program that aims to help the widows and orphans of EJK victims rebuild and re-create their lives. This is in line with our broader organizational goal of “a society where nobody is left behind and the dignity of all people are upheld, respected, secured and celebrated.” As extrajudicial killings continue, PagHILOM reaches out to more victim survivors in partnership with other human rights groups that address their psycho-spiritual, legal, and economic needs.

5 Developmental Stages of The PAGHILOM Intervention:

12-Day (Saturdays) session on Healing and Recovery

3-Day Retreat in Tagaytay City

3-Day Theater Workshop and Showcase

3-Day Active Non-Violence Workshop