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Philippines: Extra-Judicial Killing of indigenous activist, Henry Alameda

Extra-Judicial Killing of MAPASU Council member HENRY ALAMEDA

Case: Extra-Judicial Killing

Victim/s: HENRY ALAMEDA, 44 years old, Manobo, resident of Cabalawan, San Isidro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, married, active council member of Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang Sa Sumusunod (MAPASU).

Place of Incident: Sitio Cabalawan, San Isidro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur

Date of Incident: October 24, 2014 at 7am

Alleged Perpetrator(s): Operating troops of the 2nd Scout Ranger Batallion, based in St. Christine, Lianga, Surigao del Sur under LTC.

Protest on the death anniversary of Fr. Pops Tentorio

Cases of environmentalists languishing in DOJ amidst ‘zero track record’ of Sec. De Lima in dispensing justice

Kalikasan PNE press release

16 October 2014

Environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) joined various groups in a picket at the Department of Justice (DOJ) today, demanding Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to “set her priorities straight by actually working on important cases involving our environmental martyrs.”

“Sec.

Local Palawaños Stand Strong Against Oil Palm Expansion

Source: 
Coalition against Land Grabbing (CALG)
Date of publication: 
13 October, 2014

Last week, on Sept. 29, Dennis Socrates, the Vice-Governor of Palawan (Philippines) met a delegation of farmers and indigenous peoples belonging to the recently established Coalition against Land Grabbing (CALG).

Philippines: Probe into relocation of Badjaos sought

Source: 
Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/642918/probe-into-relocation-of-badjaos-sought
Date of publication: 
6 October, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Militant lawmakers have sought an investigation into the relocation of Badjaos to the mountains of Zamboanga City after the failed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) siege last year.

Gabriela Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus filed House Resolution 1409 to call for the probe.

Hundreds of Badjao families were relocated to Tulungatong, Mampang and other villages far from the sea, Ilagan and De Jesus said.

A Deadly Difference of World View

Source: 
Statement from LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights)
Date of publication: 
21 September, 2014

In his speech in the recently concluded Mining Conference 2014 organized by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP), Vice-President Jejomar Binay said that, “We must take an accurate inventory of our nation’s natural resources and if possible plot a schedule for harnessing these resources with long-term goals firmly in mind.” This was a great assurance to CoMP president Benjamin Philip Romualdez, also of Benguet Corp, that should Binay take over the government administration in 2016, there will be no change in the government development path.

Philippine environmentalists, indigenous people protest OceanaGold mine for ‘deception, displacement, and destruction’

Source: 
Kalikasan-PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
18 September, 2014

Environmental advocates and indigenous people held a picket protest today at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calling for a stop to the large-scale gold and copper mining operations of Australian corporation OceanaGold, raising grave concerns on severe water pollution revealed in a recently concluded scientific investigation.

“The massive heavy metal contamination of the riverine ecosystems affected by the mining operations of OceanaGold is a serious environmental risk that continues to affect the basic needs and livelihoods of the grassroots communities in Nueva

Philippine groups express solidarity to people of El Salvador ...

Source: 
Joint statement
Date of publication: 
10 September, 2014

... in fight against mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim Mining Corp

Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance against Mining-Philippines), Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights), Focus on the Global South and the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network denounce the bullying of El Salvador by corporate mining giant Oceana Gold/Pacific Rim.

Two activists killed for opposing mining and banana plantations

Source: 
ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME - http://www.humanrights.asia/news/urgent-appeals/AHRC-UAC-126-2014
Date of publication: 
8 September, 2014

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-126-2014

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PHILIPPINES: Two activists killed for opposing mining and banana plantations

ISSUES: Extrajudicial killings; Human rights defenders
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Dear Friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you about the killing of two activists in separate incidents in Davao province. The victims had been involved in campaigning against the impact of a coal-powered plant, a mining operation and banana plantations in their community.

‘Ruthless legacy’ - 7 activists killed in August

Source: 
By Janess Ann J. Ellao, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/09/03/ruthless-legacy-seven-activists-killed-in-august/
Date of publication: 
3 September, 2014

“There is no let-up in extrajudicial killings with BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan.” – Karapatan

MANILA – There were almost two activists killed every week for the month of August, human rights and indigenous peoples group said. The suspected perpetrators were soldiers, paramilitary groups, death squads and an official of a palm oil company.

“There is no let-up in extrajudicial killings with BS Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan.

Genasque Enriquez, Lumad Leader from CARAGA Arrested with False Charges

KALIPUNAN NG KATUTUBONG MAMAMAYAN NG PILIPINAS URGENT ALERT

22 August 2014

Mr. Genasque Enriquez, a Manobo leader, secretary-general of KASALO and Vice President of the KATRIBU Partylist was arrested today, 22 August 2014, at 1:00 pm after attending the press conference for the People’s Initiative in Surigao City. Enriquez was arrested by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police.using an alias warrant. He is currently being held at the Surigao City Hall under the custody of the CIDG.

The arrest of Mr.