Appeals for Action

Four KMP farmers involved in land dispute in Bulacan arrested and falsely charged with drugs

Dear Friends,

Frustrated Killing, violent dispersal of protesting national minorities

As of October 23, 2016

I. CASE PROFILE
Violation/s : Frustrated killing, Illegal arrests, Physical Assault and/or Injuries, Violent Dispersal of Mass Actions, Public Assemblies and Gatherings, Violation of the Rights of Medical Personnel

Peasant leader and anti-mining activist killed in Compostela

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Four farmers in Fort Magsaysay massacred, two injured

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Paramilitary Rampage in Bukidnon kills Pregnant Woman, wounds 5 children and 2 others

Dear Friends,

Morning of July 30, 2016, a community of Tigwahanon tribe in Sitio Tibuwagan, Barangay Kawayan, San Fernando, Bukidnon was strafed by eleven (11) elements of the 8th Infantry Battalion- Philippine Army (IBPA) and Alde ‘Butsoy’ Salusad, leader of the paramilitary group New Indigenous People’s Army for Reform (NIPAR). The residents were at a wedding when Salusad and his companions indiscriminately fired at them.  After the incident, all residents of Sitio Tibugawan and nearby communities were forced to evacuate and sought sanctuary in Brgy. Kawayan. 

2016 Natl elections marred by killing, red-tagging and disenfranchisement

Dear Friends,

The 2016 campaign period for the national elections will soon conclude as Filipinos cast their votes on May 9.

Please join us in calling for an end to the string of violence, harassment and red-tagging committed  against persons and groups to smear legitimate electoral campaigns that put forward the advocacies of peoples and sectors. As the violent and fraudulent character of this electoral process unfold and intensify, we call on everyone to condemn the killing of Emil Go, a volunteer for the Cerbito for Governor Movement, as well as the harassments done against its volunteers. Moreover, we condemn the continuing series of red-baiting against progressive candidates and partylist groups. There is no place for such in a supposedly democratic process.

Bloody dispersal of farmers seeking drought assistance leaves 2 dead

Dear Friends,

Join us as we strongly denounce the bloody dispersal of a farmers’ rally in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato last April 1, 2016. The three-day protest, which started in March 30, 2016, ended violently when state security forces openly fired at protesters.

The incident left two persons dead, at least 37 hurt and wounded. Many are still unaccounted for after the violent dispersal, including women, elderly and six minors. At least 45 men were illegally arrested and are now under police custody at the Kidapawan Gym, while 27 women (three are pregnant and two senior citizens) were and are now at the Kidapawan City Convention Center.

Five Lumads hurt as an evacuation camp in UCCP Haran, Davao City set to fire

Dear Friends,

Please join us in calling for an independent investigation on the burning of the evacuation camp of Lumad at the compound of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in Davao City on February 24, 2016. Let us join hands in calling for an end to the harassment of Lumad evacuees and the pullout of military troops in Talaingod, Davao del Norte and Bukidnon where the Lumad evacuees came from.


Four civilians in General Trias, Cavite tortured, illegally arrested by state agents

Dear friends,

Please join us in our call to immediately release Jose Nayve, Armando Matres, Rommel Nuñez, and George Bruce who were arbitrarily arrested by the police on November 23, 2015 who were allegedly in a “hot pursuit” operation after a telecommunications manhole exploded in General Trias Cavite.

Nayve, Matres, Nuñez, and Bruce were simultaneously and arbitrarily arrested at a “peryahan” in Brgy. Manggahan General Trias Cavite. Nayve, provincial coordinator of transport group PISTON, heard a gunshot when he was approached by men from the barangay. Immediately after, police arrested him and forced him into a police mobile while he was being kicked at the back.


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