A Chance for Peace: Supporting the Opportunity for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines

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All over the world Indigenous Peoples continue to face oppression and exploitation by uncaring governments and self-serving corporations. We are still one of the most marginalized sectors in society. States and big businesses continue to deny our right to self determination, our collective rights as peoples, our right to land, our very right to life. Wars of aggression, counter-insurgency and militarization displace us from our homes. Environmentally destructive activities such as large-scale mining, mono-crop plantations and their resultant disasters threaten our very existence.

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JOIN US! We Demand Land Rights Now!

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JOIN US! We Demand Land Rights Now!

WHY GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION?

We demand #landrightsnow!

Our GOAL is to work hand in hand with all indigenous brothers and sisters across the globe, in collaboration with other sectors, groups and advocates to secure the collective land rights of more than 370 million indigenous peoples around the world. By 2020, we aim to double the area of land legally recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous peoples.

We are the guardians of this planet! We want Change!

We have nurtured and conserved our land and resources for centuries, which are the bases of our culture, identity, traditional knowledge, sustainable livelihoods and wellbeing. In spite of our invaluable roles and contributions to conservation, enhancement of biodiversity, low carbon lifestyle and sustainable resource governance, our rights to our land and resources are violated with impunity in the name of “national development” causing more inequality, discrimination, hunger and poverty. It’s time to change the dominant system that disregards indigenous peoples’ rights and empowerment; and instead uphold the sustainability of mother earth.

Securing land rights of indigenous peoples is critical in achieving the Global Agenda: 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) and in addressing climate change. The success of eradicating poverty and hunger and “Leaving No One Behind” is hinged on securing our land rights.

Land is Life! Let’s champion this Global Call to Action and build the broadest unity and solidarity of indigenous peoples across the globe to defend our land, territories and resources! This is our duty to protect our collective survival and for the future generations.

PARTICIPANTS FROM ASIA[1]

Organizations:

208 CSOs and IPOs from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan[2]

Indigenous Community:

1, Tananahu community, Maluku, Indonesia

WHAT HAVE BEEN DONE?

National Launch of the Call:

Malaysia, 2 March, 2016

Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) announced their plans to map out and consolidate Orang Asal territories in conjunction with the launch of the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights.

More information: http://iphrdefenders.net/malaysia-joas-map-orang-asal-traditional-lands-territories/

Myanmar, 5 March, 2016

One-day forum on land rights discussed the newly adopted National Land Use Policy— NLUP, opportunities and challenges, as well as the engagement of civil society organizations and indigenous peoples, with the country’s new government on the land rights law.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/LandRightsNow370/

Cambodia, 15 March, 2016

Gathering and press conference organized by the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Alliance (CIPA), brought together 30 indigenous representatives from indigenous communities to share on the land rights issues and cases they are facing.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yPaG1JEvHM

Thailand, 30-31 March, 2016

Two-day national workshop on land issues held in Chiang Mai, brought together more than 100 indigenous representatives from all over Thailand. The workshop ended with a press conference and a Declaration of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) on the Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Land and Resource Management by Indigenous Peoples.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/LandRightsNow370/

Asia Regional Launch of the Call:

Myanmar, 12 March, 2016

Around 60 indigenous representatives from 12 countries, namely Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan/China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia and the Philippines, jointly launched the Campaign at the regional level. The participants, including representatives of indigenous women and youth as well as indigenous persons with disabilities, expressed their strong commitment to demand together their collective land rights as affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

More information: http://iphrdefenders.net/asia-regional-launch-global-call-action-indigenous-community-land-rights/

Support to land rights of Indigenous Women:

The statement of AIPP on Indigenous Women and Land Rights was issued on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016 which was translated in Thai, Khmer and Burmese languages and widely circulated to AIPP members and networks.

More information: http://aippnet.org/strengthening-solidarity-for-indigenous-womens-land-rights-in-2016/

Campaign/communication materials:

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW?

  • Producing more campaign materials: videos and translation of campaign materials to a number of national languages[3]
  • Providing technical assistance in relation to GCA activities targeting members and partners at the country level and local level when necessary;
  • Supporting community mapping for legal recognition in India; and mobilizing support for Cambodia and Malaysia;
  • Supporting local struggles in defense of land rights against mining, large dams, agribusiness, among others;
  • Documenting indigenous peoples’ sustainable resource management for awareness-raising and policy advocacy;
  • Integrating the GCA into all the programmes of AIPP and relevant events;
  • Circulating widely all relevant statements, publications, audio-visual materials at the regional and global levels;
  • Collaborating and building partnerships and networks for joint policy advocacy and support to community struggles and initiatives

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Increase the number of awareness raising activities to mobilize more indigenous organizations and communities to sign the Call and make their land rights activities more visible;
  • Encourage National Human Rights Institutions to undertake Land Inquiries such as those done in Malaysia and Indonesia;
  • Conduct case studies on land rights issues i.e. large dams, mining and others related to trade and investments for policy advocacy and to generate support for indigenous communities;
  • Build and strengthen collaboration and networking at the national level to pursue policy advocacy on the recognition of land rights such as in Thailand and Nepal;
  • Strengthen collaboration and advocacy at the local and national levels for proper and immediate implementation of the legal collective land rights recognition in India, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines, among others;
  • Prepare a report on the first year of the GCA campaign[4] covering achievements, activities, opportunities, challenges, as well as the way forward;
  • Develop concrete plan and strategies on the GCA as part of the overall strategic plan for 2017 -2020 to be adopted by the AIPP General Assembly on September, 2016;
  • Mobilize indigenous communities and organizations in Asia to take action together during the International Indigenous Peoples Day on 9 August, 2016 and beyond.

 

For more information, please CONTACT US:

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

www.aippnet.org

 

Joan Carling (Ms.)

Secretary General

joan@aippnet.org

 

Patricia Miranda Wattimena (Ms.)

Advocacy Coordinator

patricia@aippnet.org

 

 

 

[1] Data per 5 May, 2016

[2] 12 countries where AIPP members and partners are

[3] Target countries: Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Timor Leste

[4] To be published on March, 2017

Drought stricken Farmers and Lumads seeking Food Aid, Killed and Brutally Dispersed

Last 1 April 2016, state forces brutally dispersed 6,000 Farmers and Lumads in Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines. They picketed the National Food Authority (NFA) demanding for food aid as they are suffering hunger due to massive crop failures caused by El Nino.

 We call on everyone to sign and share the petition below in change.org on the brutal dispersal and killings of Farmers and Lumads in Kidapawan City. Kindly click on this link: https://www.change.org/p/h-e-benigno-c-aquino-iii-food-not-bullets-drought-stricken-farmers-lumads-seeking-food-aid-killed-dispersed

Sign on for support to the Global Call to Action on land rights!

This week is mobilization week for the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights!

We are looking for your active support to the Global Call to Action  by helping us mobilize and broaden its support base in the lead up to the launch of the campaign early 2016.

What is the Global Call to Action?

The Global Call to Action (GCA) is a worldwide alliance campaign, its goal is to ‘double the area of land recognized as owned or controlled by indigenous peoples and local communities by 2020’. It is conceived as a response to the vast amount of communities and indigenous people’s – 1,5 billion globally – whose lands are being contested.

This has significant social and economic repercussions, poses additional challenges to climate change, and threatens the livelihoods and basic human dignity of some of the poorest men and women in the world.

As part of a global alliance uniting behind this goal, we can add value to efforts of existing organisations and movements at national level in a range of ways.

The GCA is designed to give a boost to groups and organisations that are fighting for community land rights, amplifying their voice internationally, providing a platform for dialogue and collaboration, technical tools, and enabling mobilisation and coordination of activities.

The GCA is guided by a set of clearly defined policy asks to a variety of audiences, and a Steering Group comprising land rights leaders and organisations, as well as world experts on the issue.

More information on all aspects of the GCA can be found on the GCA website http://landrightsnow.org .

 

Help us promote the Global Call to Action!

The Global Call to Action will officially start in early 2016, with the launch of a report. Our pre-launch strategy is to involve a critical mass of communities, organizations and supportive individuals to amplify and add weight to the launch, by signing on, either as individuals, or organizations/communities.

Naturally, once the GCA is formally launched in 2016, there will be additional action targeting wider supporter audiences, but that will come later.

Dozens of organizations and communities have already signed up, but we need to grow this.

Help us promote the Global Call to Action in the pre-launch period through your partners and networks, by taking the following actions:

  Send your organization’s full name, country and email address to: prabin@aippnet.orgbefore  December 10,2015 to signify your endorsement to this Global Call to Action and to receive updates

 Reach out to your social network online!

o   Suggested Tweet 1: I stand for #LandRightsNow! Sign up and support the Global Call for Action on Indigenous and Community #landrights, http://tinyurl.com/qaaxpms  (If you want to include a flashy graphic, see “.jpg” file attached for Twitter use)

o   Suggested Tweet 2: Do you support #LandRightsNow? Join us & support the Global Call for Action on Indigenous and Community #landrights http://tinyurl.com/qaaxpms

o   Suggested Tweet 3: Post a picture of yourself holding the hashtag #landrightsnow on social media (see #hashtag file in mobilization package).

 

Further questions?

Further information can be found on the online platform supporting the Global Call to Action: http://landrightsnow.org

 

Contacts

If you have queries about the GCA, please write to contact@landrightsnow.org

CALL FOR ENDORSEMENTS – Letter calling for immediate end to continued killings of and other abuses against Lumad (indigenous) peoples in Mindanao

Another Lumad leader and human rights defender was killed on 28 September in Mindanao of the Philippines and military troops tortured three other men the same day. At least Lumads and their rights advocates have been killed at the hands of the Philippine Army and paramilitary troops in the past eight months and the latest killing brings the total number of those killed under the current regime to 69. 
 
We call for your endorsements of the letter below in order to put collective pressure on the Philippine Government for the rights of Lumad peoples. Kindly send your endorsements  by Monday, 19 October to sarlawla@aippnet.org and prabin.aippnet.org
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Text of the letter
H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Republic of the Philippines
Malacañang Palace
JP Laurel Sr. San Miguel
Re: Calling for immediate end to continued killings of and other abuses against Lumad (indigenous) peoples in Mindanao
Dear President Aquino,
It is with extreme alarm that we received a report that another Lumad leader and human rights defender, Lito Abion, was killed on 28 September in San Luis, Agusan del Sur in Mindanao. On the same day in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, military troops reportedly tortured three Higaonon civilians in the course of an armed encounter between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the rebel New People’s Army (NPA). These incidents occurred while a credible investigation on the spate of killings and other abuses of Lumad leaders and community members and advocates over the last few months is yet to take place.
There is a common thread that connects all these killings:
• The victims are all leaders of Lumad communities who were accused of being members or supporters of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA).
• The communities where the victims come from are asserting their rights to decide on the kind of development they want while their lands are subject of mining applications.
• Paramilitary groups, who are themselves from indigenous communities, have been openly campaigning for the entry of mining companies and threatening those opposed to these, often in the presence of state security forces.
• There is military presence and armed conflict in the vicinity of the victims’ communities in indigenous territories.
Lito Abion, a member of the indigenous peoples’ organization Tagdumahan, which has been resisting entry of mining operations in the ancestral lands of Banwaon and Manobo peoples in the province, had returned in 2014 from a self-imposed sanctuary since 2005. At that time, a certain Mario Napungahan, a tribal leader and former NPA member who was later recruited as a member of the Civilian Auxiliary Force of the Philippine Army, wanted to merge his Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) with that of the Tagdumahan’s. He accused Tagdumahan leaders and members who refused to sign the application for a unified CADT as supporters or members of the NPA. Later, four Tagdumahan leaders were killed, forcing Abion to seek sanctuary.  When he returned to his community years after, Abion was earning a living as a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) driver. However, he is now dead – shot by two unidentified gunmen.
Meanwhile, the three Higaonon men had been gathering wild plants to use for various purposes like medicine, spice, among other things, in Balahan. They had taken cover when they heard gunfire. When the shooting stopped, they went out of their hiding place, however, the military troops saw and apprehended them. They were accused of being members of the NPA and were abused, beaten and tortured. The military took their photos and their fingerprints, and ordered them to sign a paper – the contents unknown to them – before finally releasing them.
Mr. President, your country is the first Asian country to legislate the recognition and respect of the rights of indigenous peoples through the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) to ensure that indigenous peoples’ right to determine and decide priorities for their development is respected (Sec. 17, IPRA). Your government has pledged that in periods of armed conflict, the indigenous peoples shall have the right to special protection and security, and that indigenous individuals will not be used against other indigenous communities (Sec. 22, IPRA). It has committed that no military activities shall take place in the lands or territories of indigenous peoples, “unless justified by a relevant public interest or otherwise freely agreed with or requested by the indigenous peoples concerned” (Art. 30, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)). It has reaffirmed its commitment to respect, promote and advance and in no way diminish the rights of indigenous peoples and to uphold the principles of the UNDRIP, at the conclusion of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September 2014 (Para. 4, Outcome Document).
We urge you not to let Lito Abion and the three Higaonon men join the statistics of killed and abused Lumad human rights defenders and community members. At least thirteen have been killed at the hands of the Philippine Army and paramilitary troops in the past eight months. With Abion, a total of sixty-nine have been killed under the incumbent Aquino regime while there are hundreds of cases of harassments and arbitrary detentions and displacement of thousands of Lumads now living in evacuation camps across the region.
In response to the killings of three human rights defenders – a school director and two tribal leaders – in Surigao del Sur in September, UN Special Rapporteurs on the rights of indigenous peoples and on the situation of human rights defenders had called on the Philippine Government to launch a full and independent investigation into the killings. The Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions also endorsed the call. We welcome that the Department of Justice has initiated an investigation into the transgressions against the Lumads of eastern and northern Mindanao in response to pressure inside and outside the Philippines on the issue. We call for an independent and transparent investigation to be conducted and broadened to look into the roles of not only the paramilitaries but also the Philippine army in the violence against the Lumads across Mindanao and the root causes of the transgressions in the region.
Further, we appeal to you to take immediate measures to disband all paramilitary groups, whether these are within the investment defense forces or not, and revoke the Executive Order 546, which legitimizes formation of such paramilitary groups.
Mr. President, as you move the peace process in Mindanao, let not the Lumad people be left behind. May your efforts at peace building be inclusive of addressing the Lumad peoples’ plight by fully implementing your commitments to the UNDRIP and the Outcome Document.
We call for your swift action on the matter.
Ms. Joan Carling
Secretary General
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
(On behalf of the organisations listed in the Annex)
Submitted by email to
H.E. Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, corres@op.gov.ph / opnet@ops.gov.ph
Copied
Hon. Jose Luis Martin C. Gasco, Chair, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, comsec@chr.gov.ph,mmarianomaravilla@yahoo.com
Hon. Severo Catura, Presidential Human Rights Committee, phrc.phil@gmail.com
Hon. Nancy A. Catamco, Chair, Committee on National Cultural Communities, House of Representatives
Hon. Luzviminda C. Ilagan, Committee on National Cultural Communities, House of Representatives
Hon. Loren B. Legarda, Chair, Committee on Cultural Communities, Senate of the Philippines, loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph
Hon. Leila M. de Lima, Secretary, Department of Justice, info@doj.gov.phcommunications@doj.gov.ph
Ret. Lt. Gen. Voltaire T. Gazmin, Secretary, Department of National Defense
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, Chair, Justice and Human Rights Committee, kokopimenteloffice@yahoo.com
Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr., Chair, Human Rights Committee, House of Representatives
Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo, Chair, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, chairpersonsoffice@gmail.com
Hon. Democrito O.  Plaza, Governor, Province of Agusan del Sur, mail@agusandelsur.gov.ph
Hon. Ronaldo Y. Corvera, Mayor, Municipality of San Luis, Agusan del Sur
Hon. Yevgeny Emano, Governor, Province of Misamis Oriental
Hon. Redentor N. Salvaleon, Mayor, Municipality of Claveria, Misamis Oriental
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Otro defensor líder Lumad y los derechos humanos, fue asesinado el 28 de septiembre en Mindanao de las Filipinas y las tropas militares torturaron otros tres hombres el mismo día.
Al menos lumads y sus derechos defensores han sido asesinados a manos del Ejército de Filipinas y las tropas paramilitares en los últimos ocho meses y el último asesinato eleva el número total de las personas muertas en el régimen actual a 69. El ejército y los paramilitares continúan hostigando , detener arbitrariamente y torturar lumads. Miles de lumads ahora viven en campos de evacuación en toda la región. Una investigación creíble sobre la ola de asesinatos y otros abusos de los líderes Lumad y miembros de la comunidad y defensores en los últimos meses está por llevarse a cabo.
Hacemos un llamado a sus endosos de la siguiente carta (y apegados anexos adjunto) con el fin de ejercer presión colectiva sobre el Gobierno de Filipinas por los derechos de los pueblos Lumad. La amabilidad de enviarnos sus endosos (con el nombre de su organización y país) el lunes, 19 de octubre. Por favor, copie Sar Ley La (sarlawla@aippnet.org) en sus respuestas.
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Texto de la carta
ÉL. Benigno S. Aquino III
Presidente de la República de Filipinas
Palacio Malacañang
JP Laurel Sr. San Miguel
Re: El pedir el fin inmediato de continuos homicidios y otros abusos contra Lumad pueblos (indígenas) en Mindanao
Estimado Presidente Aquino,
Es con alarma extrema que recibimos un informe que otro líder Lumad y defensor de los derechos humanos, Lito Abion, fue asesinado el 28 de septiembre en San Luis, Agusan del Sur, en Mindanao. El mismo día en Claveria, Misamis Oriental, las tropas militares torturado a tres civiles Higaonon en el curso de un enfrentamiento armado entre las Fuerzas Armadas de Filipinas (AFP) y el rebelde Ejército del Pueblo (NPA). Estos incidentes ocurrieron mientras una investigación creíble sobre la ola de asesinatos y otros abusos de los líderes Lumad y miembros de la comunidad y defensores en los últimos meses está por llevarse a cabo.
Hay un hilo común que une todos estos asesinatos:
• Las víctimas son todos los líderes de las comunidades Lumad que fueron acusados de ser miembros o simpatizantes del Ejército de los Nuevos Pueblos (NPA).
• Las comunidades en las que las víctimas provienen de están afirmando su derecho a decidir sobre el tipo de desarrollo que quieren, mientras que sus tierras son objeto de solicitudes mineras.
• Los grupos paramilitares, que son ellos mismos de las comunidades indígenas, han estado haciendo campaña abiertamente por la entrada de empresas mineras y amenazando a quienes se oponen a ellos, a menudo en presencia de las fuerzas de seguridad del Estado.
• Hay presencia militar y el conflicto armado en las inmediaciones de las comunidades de las víctimas en los territorios indígenas.
Lito Abion, un miembro de la organización de los pueblos indígenas Tagdumahan, que ha estado resistiendo la entrada de las operaciones mineras en las tierras ancestrales de los pueblos banwaón y manobo de la provincia, había regresado en 2014 a partir de un santuario autoimpuesto desde el año 2005. En ese momento , un tal Mario Napungahan, un líder tribal y ex miembro NPA que más tarde fue reclutado como un miembro de la Fuerza Auxiliar Civil del Ejército de Filipinas, ha querido fusionar su Certificado de Título de Dominio Ancestral (CADT) con la de la Tagdumahan de. Acusó a los líderes Tagdumahan y miembros que se negaron a firmar la solicitud de CADT unificado como simpatizantes o miembros del NPA. Más tarde, cuatro líderes Tagdumahan murieron, lo que obligó Abion a buscar refugio. Cuando regresó a su comunidad después de años, Abion ganaba la vida como habal-habal (motocicleta de alquiler) conductor. Sin embargo, él ahora está muerto – disparado por dos hombres armados no identificados.
Mientras tanto, los tres hombres Higaonon habían estado reuniendo plantas silvestres a utilizar para diversos fines, como la medicina, la especia, entre otras cosas, en Balahan. Se habían puesto a cubierto cuando escucharon disparos. Cuando cesaron los disparos, salieron de su escondite, sin embargo, las tropas militares vieron y les detuvieron. Fueron acusados de ser miembros de la Academia de Policía y fueron abusados, golpeados y torturados. Los militares tomaron sus fotos y sus huellas digitales, y les ordenó que firmar un papel – los contenidos desconocidos para ellos – hasta que finalmente la liberación de ellos.
Señor Presidente, su país es el primer país asiático para legislar el reconocimiento y el respeto de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas a través de la Ley de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (IPRA) para garantizar el derecho que los pueblos indígenas a determinar y decidir las prioridades para el respeto de su desarrollo ( Sec. 17, IPRA). Su gobierno se ha comprometido a que en períodos de conflicto armado, los pueblos indígenas tienen derecho a la protección y la seguridad especial, y que las personas indígenas no serán utilizados contra otras comunidades indígenas (Art. 22, IPRA). Se ha comprometido a que no hay actividades militares se llevarán a cabo en las tierras o territorios de los pueblos indígenas “, a menos que lo justifique una razón de interés público pertinente o que lo acepten o soliciten libremente los pueblos indígenas interesados” (Art. 30, Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (DNUDPI)). Se ha reafirmado su compromiso de respetar, promover y avanzar y de ninguna manera disminuir los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y de defender los principios de la DNUDPI, en la conclusión de la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos Indígenas en septiembre de 2014 (párr. 4, Documento Final ).
Le instamos a no dejar Lito Abion y los tres hombres Higaonon unen las estadísticas de los defensores de derechos humanos asesinados Lumad y maltratados y miembros de la comunidad. Al menos trece años han muerto a manos del Ejército de Filipinas y las tropas paramilitares en los últimos ocho meses. Con Abion, un total de sesenta y nueve años han sido asesinados bajo el régimen de Aquino titular, mientras que hay cientos de casos de acosos y detenciones arbitrarias y el desplazamiento de miles de lumads que ahora viven en campos de evacuación en toda la región.
En respuesta a los asesinatos de tres defensores de derechos humanos – un director de escuela y dos líderes tribales – en Surigao del Sur en septiembre de Relatores Especiales de la ONU sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y sobre la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos habían pedido al Gobierno de Filipinas a poner en marcha una investigación completa e independiente sobre los asesinatos. El Relator sobre ejecuciones extrajudiciales, sumarias o arbitrarias también aprobó la llamada. Damos la bienvenida a que el Departamento de Justicia ha iniciado una investigación sobre las transgresiones contra los lumads del este y el norte de Mindanao, en respuesta a la presión dentro y fuera de las Filipinas en el tema. Hacemos un llamado para una investigación independiente y transparente que se realizará y amplió para examinar los papeles no sólo de los paramilitares, sino también el ejército de Filipinas en la violencia contra las lumads todo Mindanao y las causas profundas de las transgresiones de la región.
Además, hacemos un llamamiento a que tome medidas inmediatas para desmantelar todos los grupos paramilitares, ya sean dentro de las fuerzas de defensa de inversión o no, y revocar la Orden Ejecutiva 546, que legitima la formación de tales grupos paramilitares.
Señor Presidente, como usted se mueve el proceso de paz en Mindanao, no dejes que la gente Lumad ser dejados atrás. Que sus esfuerzos en la construcción de la paz ser incluyente de abordar difícil situación de los pueblos Lumad ‘aplicando plenamente sus compromisos con la DNUDPI y el documento final.
Hacemos un llamamiento para su rápida respuesta al respecto.
Sra. Joan Carling
secretario general
Indígenas de Asia Peoples Pact (AIPP)
(En nombre de las organizaciones que figuran en el anexo)
Enviado por correo electrónico a
ÉL. Benigno S. Aquino III, Presidente de la República de Filipinas, corres@op.gov.ph / opnet@ops.gov.ph
Copiado
Hon. José Luis Martín C. Gasco, Presidente de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Filipinas, COMSEC @ chr.gov.ph, mmarianomaravilla @ yahoo.com
Hon. Severo Catura, Comité de Derechos Humanos de la Presidencia, phrc.phil@gmail.com
Hon. Nancy A. Catamco, Presidente, Comisión de Comunidades Culturales Nacionales, Cámara de Representantes
Hon. C. Luzviminda Ilagan, Comisión de Comunidades Culturales Nacionales, Cámara de Representantes
Hon. Loren Legarda B., Presidente, Comisión de las Comunidades Culturales, Senado de Filipinas, loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph
Hon. Leila M. de Lima, Secretario del Departamento de Justicia, info@doj.gov.ph, communications@doj.gov.ph
Retirado El teniente general T. Voltaire Gazmin, Secretario del Departamento de la Defensa Nacional
El senador Aquilino Pimentel III, Presidente del Comité de Justicia y Derechos Humanos, kokopimenteloffice@yahoo.com
Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr., Presidente del Comité de Derechos Humanos de la Cámara de Representantes
Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo, Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, chairpersonsoffice@gmail.com
Hon. Demócrito O. Plaza, el gobernador, Provincia de Agusan del Sur, mail@agusandelsur.gov.ph
Hon. Ronaldo Y. Corvera, Alcalde, Municipio de San Luis, Agusan del Sur
Hon. Yevgeny Emano, Gobernador, Provincia de Misamis Oriental
Hon. Redentor N. Salvaleon, Alcalde, Municipio de Claveria, Misamis Oriental