Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice
July 4, 2016



Human rights group condemns the killing of woman human rights defender, appeals to Duterte for justice

The Medical Action Group (MAG), health and human rights group appeals to the government to take immediate and concrete actions to investigate the killing of human rights defender in Mariveles, Bataan.

A day after President Rody Duterte sworn into office, Gloria Capitan, president of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamaya ng Lucanin (SNML) and woman human rights defender, of Barangay Lucanin in Mariveles, Bataan, slain on Friday night.

Two still unidentified motorcycle-riding men reportedly gunned down Gloria Capitan. Based on police report, Efren Capitan, 58, Lucanin barangay kagawad, said his wife Gloria, 57, sustained three gunshot wounds, two in the neck and one in the arm from caliber .45 revolver.

Gloria Capitan, “Ate Glo”, as she was fondly called by everyone, as president of SNML and known environmental rights defender of Mariveles, Bataan 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. 

Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in the Philippines

Today June 26, IRCT members Balay Rehabilitation Center, Inc. and Medical Action Group (MAG) launch report on torture and right torehabilitation in the Philippines - http://bit.ly/28ZuDna.


It is high time that the Philippines government put action behind the pronouncements and adequately fund the national rehabilitation programme. End torture impunity and #SupportLifeAfterTorture

Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2016 09:51
Committee against Torture calls on the Philippines to fully implement rehabilitation programme


The UN Committee against Torture is calling on the Government of the Philippines to fully implement a national rehabilitation programme, to ensure effective investigations into torture allegations and to make a public statement at the highest level that torture will not be tolerated. The recommendations follow a two-day hearing in Geneva where the Committee carefully scrutinised the performance of the Philippine Government in eradicating torture.

As part of the hearings, IRCT members Balay Rehabilitation Centre (Balay) and Medical Action Group (MAG) produced extensive background information on rehabilitation, investigation and prosecution for torture and travelled to Geneva to brief the Committee on their key concerns. Greatly appreciated by the Committee, Balay and MAG’s input was extensively utilised by the Committee in its assessment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 22:18
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