Oproep tot solidariteit: Vermoorde vakbondsleider in de Filippijnen
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Oproep tot solidariteit: Vermoorde vakbondsleider in de Filippijnen

woensdag 9 juni 2010 10:48

Op 2 juni reed Edward Panganiban rond half zes met zijn motorfiets terug naar huis na zijn werk. Hij werd in een nauwe steeg vastgereden door 2 ongeïdentificeerde mannen en doorzeefd met 12 kogels.

De moord is een zoveelste voorbeeld dat de mensenrechtenschendingen en politieke repressie voortduurt in de Filippijnen. Het is dus geen overbodige luxe de nieuwe president aan te manen iets te doen aan deze straffeloosheid en in te grijpen om de situatie aan te pakken. Een eis waar onze Filippijnse bezoekers van volgende week mee naar de VN trokken. Meer weten over de situatie, kom dan maandag 14 juni om 19u30 naar intal! voor onze conferentie over de mensenrechtensituatie en perspectieven met de nieuwe president.

Er werden genoeg moorden gepleegd, het wordt tijd dat het stopt. Jullie kunnen ook een brief sturen naar de Filippijnse overheid als reactie op deze moord. Zie bijlage.

De brieven kunnen gestuurd worden naar:

1. Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Republic of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace
JP Laurel Street, San Miguel
Manila 1005
Fax: +63 2 736 1010
Tel: +63 2 735 6201 /+63 2 735 6201 / 564 1451 to 80
E-mail: corres@op.gov.ph

2. Mr. Benigno Aquino III

Republic of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace
JP Laurel Street, San Miguel
Manila 1005
Fax: +63 2 736 1010
Tel: +63 2 735 6201 /+63 2 735 6201 / 564 1451 to 80
E-mail: corres@op.gov.ph

3. Ms. Leila De Lima
Commission on Human Rights
SAAC Bldg., Commonwealth Avenue
U.P. Complex, Diliman
Quezon City
Fax: +63 2 929 0102
Tel: +63 2 928 5655 / +63 2 928 5655 / 926 6188
E-mail: chr.delima@yahoo.com or mtm_rodulfo@yahoo.com

4. Deputy Director General Jesus A. Verzosa
Chief, Philippine National Police (PNP)
Camp General Rafael Crame
Quezon City
Fax: +63 2724 8763
Tel: +63 2 726 4361/4366/8763
E-mail: bluetree73@gmail.com

5. Mr. Alberto Agra
Acting Secretary
Department of Justice (DoJ)
DOJ Bldg., Padre Faura
1004 Manila
Fax: +63 2 521 1614

6. Mr. Ronaldo V. Puno
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
A. Francisco Gold Condominium II
EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St., Diliman
Quezon City
Fax: +63 2 925 0332
Tel: +63 2 925 0330 / +63 2 925 0330/ 31
E-mail: rvpuno@dilg.gov.ph

7. Mr. Katsuhiko Teramura

President, Takata (Philippines) Corporation

106 East Main Avenue

Laguna Technopark Incorporated

Binan, Laguna


Tel: +63 49 541 2961

Fax: +63 49 541 2960

8. Mr. Shigehisa Takada

President and CEO, Takata Corporation

Main Headquarters

1-4-30, Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8510

Tel: +81 3 3582 3222

Condemn the brutal murder of Edward Panganiban!

Justice to all victims of trade union repression and extra-judicial killings!

We condemn in the strongest terms the brutal murder of Edward Panganiban.

At around 5:20PM on June 2, 2010 in Barangay Caingin, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Edward Panganiban was traveling on way to work aboard his motorcycle on a narrow road in their village. Two unidentified motorcycle-riding men in bonnets and helmets tailed him and suddenly fired shots at him point-blank. Panganiban died instantly, sustaining 12 gunshot wounds.

The family breadwinner, Panganiban, 27 years old, has been employed as a maintenance staff since 2004 in Japanese-owned Takata Philippines Corporation in Laguna Technopark Incoporated, Biñan, Laguna. Family and community members described Edward as a “home buddy” and spent most his time at work and at home. They also attested that Panganiban had no known enemies.

Panganiban’s death is clearly another case of extra-judicial killing. This brings the number of victims from the labor movement in Southern Tagalog region to 9, while 96th for the whole country (according to the documents of Center for Trade Union and Human Rights [CTUHR]).

The Arroyo government declared militant unions, such as Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), as targets for “neutralization” in its counter-insurgency campaign. Nevertheless, being an officer of an independent union and a low profile leader, Panganiban’s death is an outright statement that state forces do not spare independent unions from being targets of extra-judicial killings.

We, therefore, seek your solidarity in this moment of injustice.


Send appeal letters to Philippine authorities. (Please see sample letter below and attached. Please also send cc copies to ncpwr.st@gmail.com and granahe.st@gmail.com).
1. Send solidarity messages to the union SALAMAT-Independent thru ncpwr.st@gmail.com.
2. In your capacity, hold protest and condemnation pickets in front of Philippine and Japanese embassies.
3. Any actions you deem necessary is welcome.
4. Any actions…

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