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Jul
2016
MAG and support groups paid courtesy call on the EU Delegation to the Philippines
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European Union (EU) Delegation to the Philippines' First Secretary Jerome Riviere (fourth from left, standing) and Mr. Margarito Raynera, Jr., Programme Officer (first from right, standing), meets with members of the Medical Action Group (MAG), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Veronica Cabe (seated, center) of Coal Free Bataan Movement (CFBM) and, relatives and support groups of slain human rights defender Gloria Capitan https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/the-philippines-assassination-of-ms-gloria-capitan of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SMNL).

The killing of human rights defender Gloria Capitan as president of SNML and known environmental rights defender of Mariveles, Bataan highlights those defenders who are working on land and environmental issues in connection with so-called “development projects” facing a particularly ‘high risk of violations’.

Ms. Capitan was actively involved in opposing the construction and presence of huge coal stockpiles facility located inside the Seafront Shipyard and Port Terminal Services Corporation, near their neighborhood owned by the Limay Bulk and Terminal Handling Corp.

The group discussed the on-going European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyUkRIjVdkg&feature=youtu.be and updated the Delegation about the people’s campaign against coal and general human rights situation in Bataan province during their courtesy call on the Delegation last July 14, 2016. (photo courtesy of the EU Delegation to the Philippines)

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016 12:05
 
11
Jul
2016
Kin of slain anti-coal plant activist in Bataan seek help from Duterte
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The family of slain anti-coal plant activist has sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte for justice, a week after victim Gloria Capitan, 57, was killed by an assassin in Bataan.

At a press conference on Friday in Quezon City, Capitan's family appealed to Duterte to dig into the bottom of the case.

Human rights defenders and leaders of human rights organizations also joined Capitan's family in the call for justice.

On July 1, 2016, two unidentified motorcycle-riding attackers shot Capitan at her house in Barangay Lucanin in Mariveles town. One of the riders shot the victim three times. She died on the way to a nearby hospital.

Capitan was the President of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML), a community organization that is critical of the coal plant and coal storage facilities located inside the Seafront Shipyard and Port Terminal Services Corporation, just in their neighborhood.

The plant is owned by the Limay Bulk and Terminal Handling Corp. in Mariveles.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016 01:43
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