The Medical Action Group (MAG) in its activities continuously made efforts to work with the UN system with a mandate to protect human rights defenders through continuous communication and joint submission of reports to relevant stakeholders. The submission is part of the "Use of Evidence Based Approach to Human Rights Documentation and Monitoring for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and their Families, and in the Fight Against Impunity" project in partnership with the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) with support of the European Union (EU).
Information from Civil Society Organizations, the joint submission report of the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) with various Philippine CSOs to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Pre-Sessional Working Group (and List of Issues) for the Philippines, on the situation of human rights defenders working on economic, social and cultural rights in the Philippines.
January 13, 2016
(PHILIPPINES) Frustrated Murder of Human Rights Defender
ISSUES: Assertion to right to land of indigenous people
The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the frustrated killing of an agrarian reform beneficiary.
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
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