Tribals opposing big mining killed by Aquino security forces – NDFP

Luis G. Jalandoni
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel 
07 August 2013

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is issuing the accompanying statement of NDFP Consultant ALAN JAZMINES who is a Member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms (RWC SER).

His statement uses concrete facts to expose the allegations of Edgar Dayanghirang of the GPH's RWC SER as completely false. In his statement, Jazmines gives numerous examples of the extrajudicial killings of indigenous peoples' leaders and their families by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and their paramilitary forces.

Jazmines has been detained by the Aquino government since 14 February 2011, in gross violation of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). The NDFP continues to demand the release of Jazmines and other detained NDFP consultants.