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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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08
Jul
2016
URGENT APPEAL
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URGENT APPEAL


July 7, 2016


(PHILIPPINES) The extra-judicial killing of Gloria Capitan (photo attached), human rights defender, environmental advocate and president of the people’s organization Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML) in Purok 2, Barangay Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan.

ISSUES: Right to life; Access to Justice

URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL


Dear friends,

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the extra-judicial killing of Gloria Capitan, human rights defender, environmental advocate and president of the people’s organization Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML) in Purok 2, Barangay Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan.

CASE DETAILS:

On July 1, 2016, at around 7:30 p.m., human rights defender, environmental advocate and president of the people’s organization Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML), Gloria Capitan, was gunned down by two unidentified men inside her business establishment in Purok 2, Barangay Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. She died of multiple gunshot wounds shortly before arriving at the hospital.

Present on the night of Capitan’s death was her cousin Hermina Jordan, a waitress named “Grace”, and her two grandchildren, Angel Capitan, and Jerson Capitan. According to the witnesses, Capitan had just opened her videoke business and was cutting recycled foil wrappers for a project when two unidentified men riding a motorcycle parked near the door. One of them entered the establishment and shot her four times.

Jordan, who was helping with the foil wrappers, was sitting directly in front of Capitan while Angel and Jerson were singing at the videoke about three yards from where Capitan was sitting. “Grace” was standing next to Capitan and, thinking that they were customers, had asked the men for their orders. According to the four, one of the men went directly to Capitan who was sitting on a plastic chair with her back to the entryway of the establishment. The man then allegedly wrapped his left arm around Capitan’s shoulder and shot her. According to Angel and Jerson, the first shot did not fire but was immediately followed by three more shots. The second hit Capitan on the neck; the third shot, which Capitan tried to block hit her arm, and the fourth was fired as the gunman was exiting and its slug hit Jerson Capitan on the right arm.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 12:05
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