19
Jan
2016
URGENT APPEAL: Frustrated Murder of Human Rights Defender
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URGENT APPEAL

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January 13, 2016

(PHILIPPINES) Frustrated Murder of Human Rights Defender

ISSUES: Assertion to right to land of indigenous people


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Dear friends,

The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the frustrated killing of an agrarian reform beneficiary.

If you wish to make any inquiries please contact the Research, Documentation and Information Program of TFDP, kindly send email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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Title:                          Ampudi Frustrated Killing
Case:                         Frustrated Killing
Victim:                       Nestorio Sulatan Ampudi, 37 years old
Date of Incident:         January 9, 2016; 11:30 A.M. 
Place of Incident:        P-8, Barangay Calao Calao, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
Perpetrators:              Jun Jun Lirasan, security guard of Levelita Balarote Zambrano
Motive:                      in relation to assertion of right to land; violation of rights to life and security of person
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 17:13
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04
Jan
2016
CALL FOR IMMEDIATE JOB APPLICATIONS
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The Medical Action Group, Inc., a health and human rights organization founded in 1982, continuously works to empower vulnerable sectors of society and victims of human rights violations by increasing their capacities to claim for their rights particularly their right to health. 

MAG has a three-year project funded by Misereor International to be implemented in three areas in the Philippines namely NCR, Iligan and Bacolod for the period of 2016 to 2019. The project aims at strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and marginalized groups to constructively engage in inclusive social health protection policy making and implementation of accountable programs at the local level.

In line with this project, MAG invites highly competent, experienced and committed individuals to fill in the following positions:

Local Focal Person

· Two persons for Iligan

· Two person for Bacolod

· One person for the National Capitol Region

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08
Dec
2015
URGENT APPEAL
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PLEASE DISREGARD THE URGENT APPEAL: (PHILIPPINES) The harassment of the staff of Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church/faith-based groups - active in the campaign against mining sent through email last December 4, 2015.

Please find below the revised urgent appeal that presents a more detailed account of the incident. Our sincere apologies for whatever confusion or misinformation the previous urgent appeal may have given.

URGENT APPEAL


December 7, 2015


(PHILIPPINES) The harassment of the staff of Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church/faith-based groups - active in the campaign against mining.


URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL   URGENT APPEAL

Dear friends,

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the harassment of the staff of the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and church/faith-based groups – that is at the forefront of campaigns against mining.

CASE DETAILS:

Account of the incident:

Human rights defenders Ms. Yolanda Esguerra, Ms. Candy Hidalgo, Mr. Edel Garingan and Mr. Victor Morillo, all connected with the Philippine-Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) have been subject of alleged intimidation by the Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) as appeared on the column written by Ellen Tordesillas with the Abante and Malaya, reportedly published online on September 8 and 9, 2015.

According to the said articles, HMC project manager Mr. Arnilo Milaor filed a libel suit against the four PMPI staff on June 20, 2015 (*Abante) and a libel suit under the Republic Act No. 10175 otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (*Malaya), also on June 20, 2015 http://malaya.com.ph/business-news/opinion/truth-only-please. The case is reportedly linked to the anti-mining activities of the PMPI in Guiuan, Eastern Samar where the HMC operates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 22:39
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