Protect Indigenous Peoples' Rights! Justice for Jordan Manda and Timuay Lucenio Manda
- President Benigno Aquino, Department of the Interior and Local Government,Commission on Human Rights
We condemn the attack on Subanen tribal chieftain Timuay Lucenio Manda, which has resulted in the death of his 11-year-old son Jordan Manda. We call on President Benigno Aquino and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to investigate the ambush and bring the perpetrators to justice.
For the past three years, Timuay Manda has received death threats because of his refusal to give free prior and informed consent (FPIC) to mining and logging companies. He also joined the filing of a petition for the Writ of Kalikasan to protect the Pinukis Range Forest, which is included in the claims of several mining companies. Mt. Pinukis is considered a sacred mountain by the Subanen tribe.
We call on every one to give support to our indigenous brothers and sisters, who stand in the front lines to protect Mother Nature. We call on the Philippine government, especially the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
We call on President Benigno Aquino to protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and to hold mining companies accountable for their human rights abuses against IPs and other citizens. End the culture of impunity! Stop extra-judicial killings! Protect the rights and lives of Indigenous Peoples!
We, the undersigned, call on President Benigno Aquino to investigate the ambush of Subanen chieftain Timuay Lucenio Manda and the killing of his son Jordan Manda and bring the perpetrators to justice.
We also call on President Aquino to stop mining in Subanen land, to respect all indigenous sacred lands, and to protect the rights of our indigenous brothers and sisters.
The Protect Indigenous Peoples' Rights! Justice for Jordan Manda and Timuay Lucenio Manda petition to President Benigno Aquino, Department of the Interior and Local Government,Commission on Human Rights was written by HAPI Foundation, Center for Babaylan Studies, Kapwa Katutubo Phil Sacred Land Initiative and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.