Justice for Renato Anglao

Justice for Renato Anglao

ANAKPAWIS INFO FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City

SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS
First Regular Session

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 764

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INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES
ARIEL B. CASILAO
CARLOS ISAGANI T. ZARATE, EMMI A. DE JESUS, ANTONIO L. TINIO,
ARLENE D. BROSAS, FRANCE L. CASTRO, AND SARAH JANE I. ELAGO
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RESOLUTION
DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE FEBRUARY 3, 2017 – EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLING OF RENATO ANGLAO, A MANOBO – PULANGIHON AND LUMAD LEADER OF TRIBAL INDIGENOUS OPPRESSED GROUP ASSOCIATION (TINDOGA) OPPOSING THE PLANTATION EXPANSION IN THE PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON

WHEREAS, on February 3, 2017, at 11am, Renato Anglao, 42 years old and a member of Manobo – Pulangion from Barangay Botong, Quezon and an officer of Tribal Indigenous Oppressed Group Association (TINDOGA) was killed by three (3) unidentified men in Crossing Busco, Quezon Town in Bukidnon province;

WHEREAS, according to Higala sa Lumad (Friends of the Lumad People) a network established by the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Region (RMP – NMR), Anglao was shot twice – one on the head and the other on his chest, by the suspects;

WHEREAS, on the day of the killing, the victim, his wife and child were riding a motorcycle on their way home from purchasing school supplies from a town center in Quezon;

WHEREAS, Anglao was a staunch defender of the Manobo – Pulangihon ancestral domain and active in opposing the plantation expansion in Bukidnon;

WHEREAS, based on the data from Mindanao Interfaith Institute on Lumad Studies (MIILS), Anglao joined the Manilakbayan 2015, a national caravan of Lumad People from Mindanao to National Capital Region;

WHEREAS, Anglao and his tribe have protected and defended their ancestral domain from the land grabbing effort of Maramag Vice Mayor Pablo Lorenzo, an owner of Rancho Montalvan, to pave way for the expansion of the sugarcane and pineapple plantations;

WHEREAS, according to Davao Today news site, Anglao was the fifth victim of extra-judicial killing under the Oplan Kapayaan, the counter-insurgency program of the Duterte government;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Committees on Human Rights on the February 3, 2017 extra-Judicial killing of Renato Anglao, a Manobo – Pulangihon and a Lumad leader of Tribal Indigenous Oppressed Group Association, opposing the plantation expansion in the province of Bukidnon.

Adopted,