Duterte, AFP/PNP, Panagutin sa Mga Pagpaslang sa Negros
Stop Killing Farmers
Stop killing unarmed non-combatants
List of EJK Victims in Negros since Duterte came to power:
1. Alexander Ceballos- Jan. 20, 2017 – NFSW- Murcia
2. Wenceslao Pacquiao- Jan. 25, 2017- KMP- Calatrava
3. Oden Asebuche- May 16, 2017- South Negros
4. Arman Indeno- July 21, 2017- Brgy. Kagawad , Brgy. Igmaya-an, Don Salvador Benedicto
5. Glenn Absin- July 23, 2017- Guihulngan
6. Alberto Tecson- July 24, 2017- Vice-chair, Pamalakaya Guihulngan
7. Danilo Salazar- July 28, 2017- Guihulngan
8. Rene Faburada- August 4, 2017- Guihulngan
9. Leodegario Benero Jr.- August 17, 2017- Brgy. Captain, Brgy. Hinakpan, Guihulngan
10. Marlyn Vidal – August 26, 2017 – Guihulngan
11. Oscar Asildo- August 30, 2017- DepEd Bookkeeper, Guihulngan
12. Luardo Yac- Sept. 7, 2017- Kaugma-on- KMP- Guihulngan
13. Geofrey Absin- November 3, 2017- Guihulngan
14. Eden Bacordo-September 15, 2017-SB of DSB
15. Leah Mae Sadoa-September 15, 2017 -live in partner of Eden Bacordo
16. Arnold Larida-September 15, 2017-Body Guard of Eden Bacordo
17.Webby Argabio- September 8, 2017-Kabankalan City
18. Eleuterio Moises- November 28, 2017- Bayawan –MEFA-KMP
19. Elisa Badayos- November 28, 2017- Karapatan coordinator- Oriental
20. Flora Gemola- December 2017- NFSW Chair- Sagay City
21. Ronald Manlanat- February 2018- NFSW- Sagay City
22. Jerry Turga-May 8, 2018 vice-chair-KMP Central Negros, Moises Padilla
23. Edmund Sestoso, May 1, 2018, Dumaguete
24. Julius Barellano- June 2018 -NFSW
25. Robert Selendron ( taga DSB)(manugtangkong nga masa)
26. Heidie Malalay Flores- August 21, 2018-Guihulngan
27. Jaime Delos Santos- October 6, 2018, Pamalakaya chair- Guihulngan
28. Marchstel Sumicad- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
29. Rene Laurencio- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
30. Morena Mendoza- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
31. Marcelina Dumaguit- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
32. Angelife Arsenal- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
33. Eglicerio Villegas- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
34. Paterno Baron- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
35. Rannel Bantigue- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
36. Joemarie Oghayon- October 20, 2018 – Sagay 9 massacre victim
37. Benjamin Ramos Jr. – November 6, 2018 – Kabankalan City
38. Jessebel Abayle-February 21, 2018-Siaton-TFM
39. Carmelina Amantillo-February 21, 2018-Siaton-TFM
40. Consolacion Cadevida-February 21, 2018-Siaton-TFM
41. Felimon Molero-TFM- -February 21, 2018-Siaton-TFM
42. Dr. Avelex Amor –November 20, 2018( Canlaon Health Doctor)
43. Jesus Isugan-December 27, 2018-Guihulngan
44. Demterio Fat-December 27, 2018-Guihulngan
45. Jaime Revilla-December 27, 2018-Guihulngan
46. Jun Cubul-December 27, 2018-Guihulngan
47. Reneboy Fat-December 27, 2018-Guihulngan
48. Constancio Languita-December 27,2018-Sta. Catalina
49. Gabby Alboro-December 28, 2018-Guihulngan
50. Remegio Arqiullos-January 11, 2019-Guihulngan
51. Sanito “Tating” Delubio-March 1, 2019-DSB
52. Edgardo Avelino-March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
53. Ismael Avelino- March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
54. Rogelio Recomono-March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
55. Melchor Pañares -March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
56. Genes Palmares -March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
57. Mario Pañares -March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
58. Ricky Recomono -March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
59. Gonzalo Rosales-March 30,2019-Kanlaon City
60. Anoj Enojo Rapada- March 30, 2019-Sta. Catalina
61. Franklin Lariosa-March 30, 2019-Sta. Catalina
62. Valentin Arcabal- March 30, 2019-Manjuyod
63. Sonny Palagtiw-March 30, 2019-Manjuyod
64. Steve Arapoc -March 30, 2019-Manjuyod
65. Manolo Martin- March 30, 2019-Manjuyod
66. Bernardino “Toto” Patigas-April 22, 2019-Escalante City
67. Felipe Dacal-Dacal – June 8 – Escalante City
68. Lito Itao- cheif -tanod, June 27, 2019, Buenavista, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
69. Joemar Mahilum- July 2,2019, Escalante
70. Salvador Romano, July 2, 2019, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental -riding in tandem
71. Sunny Alcala Caldera, July 22, 2019, Ayungon (village chairman of Barangay Mabato, his killing masked as suicide)
72. Atty. Anthony Trinidad, July 23, 2019, Guihulngan City
73. Wenny Alegre, (rebel returnee), July 24, 2019
74. Felimino Janayan, (local peasant leader, Zamboanguita town) July 24, 2019
75. Rakilin Astorias, July 25, 2019, Siaton
76. Reden Eleuterio July 25, 2019, Ayungon
77. Arhtur Bayawa July 25, 2019, Guihulngan City
78. Aldane Bayawa July 25, 2019, Guihulngan City
79. Romeo Alipan, July 25, 2019, Guihulngan City
80. Marlon Ocampo July 25, 2019, Sta. Catalina
81. Marjon Ocampo July 25, 2019, Sta. Catalina (one-year old infant, son of Marlon)
82. Frederico Sabejon July 26, 2019, Siaton
83. Edsel Gimang Enardecido, July 27, 2019, Ayungon (former Mayor of Ayungon)
84. Leo Enardecido, July 27, 2019, Ayungon
85. Ramon ‘Bobby’ Jalandoni – July 27, 2019 Canlaon City (local councilor of Canlaon City)
86. Ernesto Posadas- July 27, 2019 Canlaon City (village chairman of Barangay Panubigan)
87. Anaciancino Rosalita, a tanod of Barangay Bucalan, Canlaon City, July 28, 2019
We are calling on all peace loving Filipinos to denounce the killings and join us to #DefendNegros from these attacks on human rights!
Memorandum 32 is a violation of the right to life of unarmed noncombatants
Negros Killings, ‘A War Against Unarmed Civilians’
Ronalyn V. Olea
July 27, 2019
MANILA — Cedina’s husband Jesus was one of the six farmers killed during the first round of Operation Sauron in Negros on Dec. 27, 2018. At around 7:00 a.m., policemen and elements of the 94th Infantry Battalion and Philippine Air Force raided their house. Cedina said the policemen accused her husband of being a New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla. Jesus was shot to death, his body placed inside a sack and tossed by the road.
Cedina told Bulatlat her husband was not a NPA but a habal-habal (motorcycle) driver.
Now a widow at 26 years old, Cedina has to take care of her two children aged one year old and two years old.
Also at the protest action were Carmela Avelino and her 16-year-old daughter, still suffering from trauma after Edgardo was killed on March 30 inside their home in Panubigan village, Canlaon City. Edgardo was a farmer and chairman of Hugpong-Kusog Mag-uuma sa Canlaon (Hukom), a local affiliate of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP).
Rights groups said the number of victims of extrajudicial killings in Negros has reached to 83 since 2017. In just four days, 13 civilians have been shot dead. In just one day, July 25, seven were killed.
Former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo condemns the “war against unarmed civilians.”
“The brazen killing of the poor is enraging,” Taguiwalo said in Filipino during the protest action.
Taguiwalo dismissed the claim made by Col. Raul Tacaca, director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, that the NPA could be behind the killings.
“They were accusing the victims as NPA and now they’re claiming that the NPA is the one behind these killings,” Taguiwalo said.
In a statement, Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) noted that Tacaca’s statement clashes with the statement made by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). In a report, 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo said they have received information that anti-communist vigilantes are assassinating members and supporters of the NPA.
Members of people’s organizations hold a protest condemning the latest spate of killings in Negros, July 27.
UMA held the AFP and PNP accountable for the killings. The group said that the AFP and PNP’s Oplan Sauron 1 and 2 last December and March resulted in the death of 20 peasants. After President Duterte issued Memorandum Order 32, ordering the deployment of more troops in Negros, Bicol and Samar supposedly to curb lawless violence, UMA said the number of victims has gone up.
UMA also criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer of P3-million bounty for those behind the killing of four policemen, saying it “only aggravates the violence.” The four policemen werer killed in an NPA encounter last July 18 in Ayungon, Negros Oriental.
“The commander-in-chief himself provides motivation for death squads to continue the carnage,” the group said.
UMA called on “all freedom-loving individuals and organizations to unite in holding the Duterte government accountable for turning Negros island into a killing field.”
The groups called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pay special attention to the carnage in Negros in its investigation of human rights violations throughout the country.
Bishop issues Oratio Imperata Against Negros Killings
July 27, 2019
Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos issued another pastoral appeal asking the people of Negros Oriental to pray with him following the murder of four more civilians early Saturday morning.
In his third pastoral letter this week, Bishop Alminaza issued an urgent call to prayer and action to end the killings in Negros Island via an oratio imperata.
“Heavenly Father, the source of life and foundation of peace, we your children mourn, worry, and are anxious because of the successive murders of our brothers and sisters.
We beg you, awaken the minds of those who don’t even care, disturb the conscience of those who author the killings, touch the hearts of those who support the murders, and comfort those who mourn.
Give us the strength to fight evil with good, and to reject crooked ways. Protect us from the lies of the devil, and free our country from the power of Satan. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
(Alminaza’s Oratio Imperata of Cebu)
An oratio imperata is a short Roman Catholic invocative prayer a bishop issues in times of grave need and calamities.
Alminaza’s appeal came after four more executions within his diocese were reported by human rights organizations.
“Today, in Canlaon City and in Ayungon, Negros Oriental, four lives again perished from gun barrels of criminals. When life is always sacred, these criminals have treated life as dispensable,” the prelate said.
Former Ayungon mayor Edcel Enardecido and his cousin Leo Enardecido were killed around 2:30 a.m. while Canlaon City Councilor Bobby Jalandoni and Barangay Panubigan Chairperson Ernesto Posadas were killed separately, bringing to at least 21 the deaths from a wave of violence that has swept the province of Negros Oriental since a week ago.
Bishop’s third pastoral appeal this week.
Alminaza said three of the latest victims were government officials close to the hearts of the poor in their localities.
“While serving as elected officials, they wholeheartedly defended those who have less in life and promoted programs to help them,” Alminaza said.
“Those who were killed are persons; they are not just numbers or statistics! We fervently pray that we may not continue counting dead bodies; that every one of us will continue protecting human lives,” he added.
The prelate said the “pattern of systemic killings” is alarming.
“Who will be next?” he asked.
Alminaza issued his first pastoral letter two days after the killing of human rights lawyer Anthony Trinidad in Dumaguete City last July 23.
Alminaza condemned Trinidad’s murder and the wounding of his wife and called for the resumption of the peace process between the Duterte government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as a way to stop the attacks on civilians alleged to be supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
After the killing of three more civilians last Thursday, July 24, an angered Alminaza issued his second pastoral letter last Friday calling for the ringing of church bells around his diocese at 8 PM every evening starting Sunday.
Before that day ended, however, four more were killed, bringing to seven the number of civilians murdered last Thursday.
“In anger and in a call for justice, in a spirit of communion and in a collective prayer, we exhort our parishes, mission stations and religious houses to ring our church bells every 8PM stating this July 28, 2019 (Sunday) until the killings stop,” Alminaza said in his second pastoral appeal.
“Let the toiling of bells remind us that the senseless killings are inhuman. Let the tolling of the church bells call us to a collective prayer, for us to beg God to touch the hearts of perpetrators, as we call on responsible government agencies to effectively address the series of deaths,” the prelate added.
Alminaza’s second pastoral appeal exhorted the government to act on ending the killings. #
Negros Human Rights Situationer
UP Asian Center
Justice For Atty. Anthony Trinidad
Lawyer Anthony Trinidad was killed in Guihulngan City this afternoon after unidentified gunmen shot his car. His wife Novie Marie was injured and was rushed to a hospital in Dumaguete City.
Last year, Trinidad was reportedly among the names in a hit list by an alleged anti-communist group called Kawsa Guihulnganon Batok Komunista (KAGUBAK).
Atty. Trinidad was traveling when two unidentified gunmen approached his car and shot him several times. Seven fired cartridges and two deformed slugs from a caliber .45 pistol were recovered from the crime scene.
Defend Negros #StopTheAttacks Network condemn in the strongest terms the senseless killings and the violence aggriviated by the Memorandum 32 in the entire Negros Island.
We extend our condolences to the families and friends of Atty. Anthony Trinidad, a valuable member of the community, a brave lawyer of some political prisoner and farmers with legal cases in the region. It is such a great loss to lose another human rights defender. We will not waver in our call for justice!