Stop the killings! Justice for the victims of EJKs!

The recent killings of peasant rights advocate and peace talks consultant Randall Echanis, human right defender Zara Alvarez, and Bayan Muna regional coordinator Jory Porquia have highlighted the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.

The recent killings of peasant rights advocate and peace talks consultant Randall Echanis, human right defender Zara Alvarez, and Bayan Muna regional coordinator Jory Porquia have highlighted the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.

The spate of political killings follow the pattern of EJKs against suspected drug users and pushers. Like  thousands of drug-related EJK victims who were included in a drug watch list, Echanis, Alvarez and Porquia were  publicly vilified and tagged by police and military authorities as “communists” and “terrorists” before they were murdered. Many more are under threat, including those providing assistance to poor communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

To date, the Philippine National Police has admitted to 6,000 drug suspects being killed in police operations, with the total killed in the drug war estimated to reach as high as 27,000 and counting. Human rights groups have reported more than 300 political killings, mostly of activists and persons tagged by agencies under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Insurgency (NTF-ELCAC) as communist rebels or sympathizers. 

The recently signed Anti-Terror Law provides another legal weapon to maliciously tag activists, critics and dissenters as terrorists, attack civil liberties and freedom of expression, and provide another pretext for even more EJKs.

In this light, we call for an end to the killings and a stop to the red-tagging and vilification of activists, human rights defenders and government critics.

We demand an impartial, thorough and independent investigation of the killings of Echanis, Alvarez, Porquia, and all victims of EJKs.

We ask President Duterte to denounce and order a stop to the killings. He should stop inciting the police, military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts.

The perpetrators of these killings and their protectors should be held accountable and punished. Only in this way will the reign of tyranny and impunity end. ###



Bp. Broderick Pabillo, D.D., Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Manila
Bp. Gerardo Alminaza, Diocese of San Carlos 
Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila
Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, Provincial, De La Salle Brothers in East Asia
Sen. Francis Pangilinan 
Sen. Risa Hontiveros
Sen. Leila de Lima
Former Sen. Rene Saguisag
Former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serreno
Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature
Dr. Carol Araullo, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
Renato Reyes Jr., Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
Minority Leader Rep. Bienvenido Abante, 5th District, Manila, 
Deputy Minority Leader Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, Bayan Muna 
Rep. Edcel Lagman, 1st District, Albay
Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte, 6th district, Quezon City
Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr., 3rd District, Camarines Sur
Rep. Ferdinand Gaite, Bayan Muna 
Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, Bayan Muna
Rep. Arlene Brosas, Gabriela Women’s Party
Rep. France Castro, ACT Teachers
Rep. Sarah Elago, Kabataan Partylist
Former Rep. Erin Tañada, Liberal Party
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño
Former Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus
Former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman
Former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo
Former Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano
Former National Anti-Poverty Commission Lead Convenor Liza Maza
Former Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao
Victoria Bataclan, former ambassador
Cristina Palabay, Karapatan
Elisa Lubi, Karapatan
Joel Lamangan, director, actor
Chris Millado, director, writer
Agot Isidro, Actor
Pinky Amador, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
Ria Atayde, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
Iza Calzado, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
Bibeth Orteza , director
Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran 
Dr. Nuelle Duterte
Felipe M. de Leon, Jr., former NCCA Chairman
Neil Doloricon, CAP chairperson and former Dean, UP College of Fine Arts 
Egai Talusan Fernandez, visual artist 
Chuck Gutierrez, filmmaker 
Toym de Leon Imao, University of the Philippines
Bonifacio Ilagan, playwright and chairperson, Surian ng Sining Inc. (SUSI)
Lisa Ito, Secretary-General, Concerned Artists of the Philippines 
Ross Pesigan,  AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
Jun Cruz Reyes, writer
Jess Santiago, musician and SUSI Vice-chairperson
Antares Gomez Bartolome, board member, CAP
Krix San Gabriel, CAP
Joel Saracho, actor and writer 
Shamaine Centener Buencamino, actor
Nikki Luna, Artist
Angeli Bayani, film and stage actor
Monique Wilson, Artist and One Billion Rising Global Director
Maria Isabel Lopez, artist
Giselle Toengi-Walters, artist
Raymond Red, Filmmaker
Jon Red, Filmmaker
Lynn Sherman, Artist
Rossana Abueva, Human Rights Advocate
Pablo A. Tariman, writer 
Alemberg Ang, independent producer 
Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, visual artist 
Marita F. Wasan, Diocese of Antipolo
Sr. Susan Esmile, SFIC, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Leo Lastimosa, DYAB Cebu and Sibya TV
Fr. Roberto P.  Reyes, Parish Priest, San Isidro Labrador Parish, Bgy Pinyahan
Ivy Lisa F. Mendoza, CMC Journalism Department
Ma. Fe Villamejor Mendoza, Former Dean, NCPAG
Joseph Lim, Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
Leody de Guzman, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
Walden Bello, Laban ng Masa
Julius Panday, Partido Lakas ng Masa
Manjette Lopez, Sanlakas
Jhayee Ilao, Millennials PH
Leni Velasco, DAKILA
RJ Naguit, Akbayan Youth
Fr. Flavie L. Villanueva, SVD JPIC, Coordinator SVD- Philippine Central Province
Mark Angeles, writer
Mae Paner, KAWAPilipinas
Judy Pasimio, LILAK
Norma Dollaga, Kasimbayan
Boni Macaranas, People’s Choice Movement
Ramon Paterno, M.D.
June Pagaduan Lopez, M.D.
Paolo Victor N. Medina, M.D. UP College of Medicine
Romeo Quijano, M.D.
Jean Lindo, M.D
Dr. Zeus A. Salazar, Retired UP Professor
Celia Bulan, Anti Political Dynasty Movement
Rina Anastacio
Grace Mahinay
Prof. Josephine Agapito, UP Manila
Prof. Erlinda Palaganas, UP Baguio
Mahar Mangahas, Academician, Member NAST
Noel Ferrer, Educator, Writer, Talent Manager
Jerry B. Gracio, writer
Prof. Aleli Bawagan, PhD, UP Diliman
Francis Villabroza , Writer
Ana Maria R.  Nemenzo, WomanHealth Philippines
Kenneth Isaiah Ibasco Abante
JC Punongbayan, UPSE teaching fellow and Rappler columnist
Lorelie Aquino, Member, Team Pilipinas core group
Prof. Temario Rivera, Ph.D, Chair, CenPEG
Rica L. Nepomuceno, Artist
Marianne F. Ward, Artist
Margarita Roco, Artist
Jerome Malic, Artist
Fernando C. Josef, Artist
Stella Herra-Lundqvist, human rights advocate
Jandeil Roperos, National Union of Students of the Philippines
Che Sarigumba, Journalist
Zena Bernardo, Bayaning Marikenyo at Marikenya
Marita Dinglasan, aka Aling Marie
Mark Averilla, aka Macoy Dubs
Teret de Villa, PhD, Retired UP Professor
Joshua Marcial, National Spokesperson, Tulong Kabataan Network
Carmencita Karagdag, Co-convenor, Ecumenical Women for Justice and Peace,
Inday Varona-Espina, Babae Ako
Yllang Montenegro, Voices of Women for Justice and Peace
Marion Jimenez-Tan, Professor, UP CSWCD
Ramir  E. Corcolan, San Pablo City Water District Employes Association, Water Systems Employees Response
Aya Jallorina, Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumer Alliance Inc  – Alyansa para sa Bagong Pilipinas, Inc. (MSK/ABP)
Jhana Tejome, Philippine Network for of Food Security Programs (PNFSP)
Anya Mendoza,  Climate Change Network for Community Based Initiatives 
Ging Ledesma
Agnes Yabut
Alwyn Reamillo, Artist
Maritess Badion, widow of slain Kadamay leader Carlito Badion
Pamela Sierra, cultural worker, filmmaker
Jessa Sy, cultural worker, archivist
Faye Wong, cultural worker, social media manager
Bp. Emergencio Padillo, UCCP – Middle Luzon Jurisdiction
The Rt. Revd. Danilo Bustamante, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Phils.
Eulalio E.Guieb III, UPD  CMC, Department of Broadcast Communication
William Baclao, Kapatirang Claretiano, Inc.
Nina Salcedo, human rights advocate
Pie Lintag, retired information officer
Socorro Reyes – Babae Ako
Aba Lluch Dalena, artist
Julie Lluch, visual artist
Imelda Cajipe Endaya, visual artist
Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, poet
Pablo Baen Santos – visual artist
Aida F. Santos, Writer-Poet
Kiri Dalena- Artist/Film Maker
Manu Calle, Singer/Composer
Jenny Llaguno, Writer
Alma Cruz Miclat, Writer
Chickoy Pura, musician
Monet Pura
Atty, Sonny Matula, Federation of Free Workers, NAGKAISA Chairperson
Elmer Labog, Kilusang Mayo Uno
Wilson Fortaleza, Partido Manggagawa
Rene Magtubo, Partido Manggagawa
Atty. Luke Espiritu, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
Joshua Mata, SENTRO
Grundy Constantino, Theater Actor
Brian Arda, Theater Actor
Jocelyn Salvania, Theater Actor-Educator
Carl Tanseco, Theater Actor
Catherine Go, Theater Actor
Nel Gumalog, Theater Actor-Educator
Gio Potes, Theater Actor
Sheryl Leynes, Theater Actor
Mike de Robles, Theater Actor-Educator
Patricia David, Theater Actor
Denise Nayve, Theater Actor


Atty. Edre Olalia, President, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL)
Atty. Chel Diokno, Chairperson, Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
Dean Tony La Viña, Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties
Atty. Theodore Te, Metro Manila Coordinator, FLAG
Atty. Arpee Santiago, Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC)
Atty. Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio, CLCL
Atty. Jojo Lacanilao, CLCL
Atty. Howard Calleja
Atty. Christopher Lao
Atty. Ephraim B. Cortez, Secretary General, NUPL
Atty. Edgar N. Carmona, Vice-President for Luzon, NUPL 
Atty. Catherine Dannug-Salucon, Assistant Vice-President for Luzon, NUPL
Atty. Antonio “Tony Boy” Azarcon, Chairperson, Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM)
Dean Manny Quibod, NUPL Vice-President for Mindanao, Ateneo de Davao University College of Law  
Atty. Evalyn Ursua
Atty. Jobert Pahilga, Executive Director, Sentro Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo (Sentra), NUPL 
Atty. JV Bautista, Dean, John Wesley School of Law, Wesleyan University
Atty. Eugenio H Villareal, Former Trustee, TFUC-AMRSP
Atty. Jaye de la Cruz-Bekema, Office of Sen. Risa Hontiveros
Atty. Pingki Bartolome-Bernabe, President, International Pro Bono Alliance 
Atty. Paul Jomar Alcudia, iPBA 
Atty. Arturo V. Atencia, Atencia Law Office
Atty. Rachel F. Pastores, Public Interest Law Center (PILC)
Atty. Amylyn B. Sato, PILC
Atty. Carlos A. Montemayor, PILC
Atty. Maria Kristina C. Conti, PILC
Atty. Pit Venturanza, Mindoro
Atty. Julio Arsenio V. Gonong III
Atty. Susan Villanueva
Atty. Jun Ambrosio
Atty. Stephanie Cas-Refina
Atty. Suzanne Fernandez
Atty. Raul Bitoon, Bacolod
Atty. Julian Oliva, NUPL
Atty. Alnie Foja, NUPL
Atty. Cris Yambot, NUPL 
Atty. Minnie F. Lopez, NUPL
Atty. Josalee Deinla, NUPL
Atty. Katherine A. Panguban, NUPL
Atty. Frank Lloyd Tiongson, NUPL 
Atty. Noemi Truya-Abarientos, NUPL Cebu
Atty. King Anthony Perez, NUPL Cebu
Atty. Kristian Jacob Abad Lora, NUPL Cebu 
Atty. Edwin Dela Cruz, NUPL NCR
Atty. Maria Sol Taule, Legal Counsel, Karapatan
Atty. Melanie Pinlac, NUPL NCR
Atty. Luz J. Perez, Sentra, NUPL NCR
Atty. Mary Jane Tadili, NUPL NCR
Atty. Gregorio T. Fabros, NUPL NCR
Atty. Corazon Valdez Fabros, NUPL NCR
Atty. Maneeka Sarza, NUPL NCR
Atty. Sandra Jill Santos, NUPL NCR
Atty. Hilton Lazo, NUPL NCR
Atty. Lawrence Aquino, NUPL NCR
Atty. Remigio Saladero, Jr, Chairperson, Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center 
Atty. Noel Neri, PLACE
Atty. VJ Topacio, PLACE 
Atty. Jose Romeo S. Dela Cruz, NUPL Southern Isabela
Atty. Bartolome Rayco, NUPL Bicol
Atty. Peter S. Vega II, NUPL Bicol
Atty. Fudge Tajar
Atty. Vyn Duag
Atty. Ericson S. Dela Cruz
Atty. Amme Agudo 
Atty. Dana Batnag
Atty. Dennis Gorecho
Atty. Gayle Recto
Atty. Noel Allen Bose
Atty. Mae Diane Azores 
Atty. Ruth G. Cervantes
Atty. Rootbeer Napiza
Atty. Jesus Falcis
Atty. Joden Alcoreza
Atty. Raul V. Angeles
Atty. Roderick Dela Cruz
Atty.  Julie Ann Joy N. Mesina
Atty. Richard R. Laus
Atty. Monique Castro Roa
Atty. Jen Domino
Atty. Muviel Justine C. Martinez 
Atty. Reynaldo Cortes
Atty. Jose Molintas
Atty. Francisca Claver
Atty. Melanie Abenes
Atty. Jado Bognadon
Atty. Randy Kinaud
Atty. Charles Juloya
Atty. Jennifer Asuncion
Atty. Mark Lester Sanchez
Hon. Arthur Allad-iw, Baguio City Council
Atty. Mary Ann Bayang, Indigenous Peoples Rights International
Atty. Chalo Garcia
Atty. Danilo A. Balucos, UPLM
Atty. Emilio Paña, UPLM
Atty. Dioneso T. Alave, Jr., UPLM
Atty. Beverly Selim Musni, UPLM
Atty. Beverly Ann S. Musni, Yr., UPLM
Atty. Czarina Golda S. Musni, UPLM
Atty. Oscar P. Musni, UPLM
Atty. Jared Marc E.Baterna
Atty. Edu Balgos, Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Board Member
Atty. Rene C. Estocapio, NUPL Iloilo
Atty. Janne B. Baterna, NUPL Iloilo
Atty. Teopisto S. Melliza, NUPL Iloilo
Atty. Marlon D. Legurpa, NUPL Iloilo
Atty. Angelo Karlo T. Guillen, NUPL Iloilo

Rights advocates

Joseph Israel Laban, filmmaker
EJ Mijares, filmmaker
Elyrah Salanga-Torralba, teacher
Danilo Capili, government employee
Danilo Reyes, Asian and International Studies Dept., University of Hongkong
Morse Flores, OHCHR Human Rights Officer
Mark Angeles, literary writer
Alex Vincent Medina, actor
Rene Boncocan, creative consultant
JK Anicoche, Sipat Lawin Inc. 
Trixie Concepcion, environmentalist 
Jay Altajeros, filmmaker
Prof. Danilo Arao
Albert Fontanilla, fashion designer
Mary Aileen Bacalso, President of International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances 
Prof. Aurelio Agcaoili, Nakem Conferences 
Caroline Galvez, farmer
Cyrene Reyes, farmer
Dr. Kitchie Guanzon-Ridon
Former Ambassador Victoria Bataclan
Naderev Sano, Executive Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia
Allan Alberto Derain, Ateneo de Manila University faculty
Iggy Rodriguez, artist
Prof. Roland Simbulan
Lourd de Veyra, writer/musician
Atty. Cess Principe
Germaine Deruna, rural development advocate 
Donnie Mapanao, President Buklod Kabayan – Solidarity Philippin Geneva Switzerland
Atty. Jacqueline Mejia
Atty. Mai Taqueban, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
Leon Flores III, Aksyon Demokratiko 
John Erdie delos Santos, Aksyon Kabataan
Yason Banal, multimedia artist
Christina Lopez, visual artist/ RESBAK
Gabriel Santos, fashion designer / RESBAK
Lemuel Gio Cayabyab, SK Chairperson, Brgy. Maglaking, San Carlos City Pangasinan
Joahanna Veloso, SK councilor, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu
Nestie Bryal Villaviray, SK Councilor, Brgy. Talayan, Quezon City
Kria Undag, SK Chairperson, Brgy. Rebe, Lala, Lanao del Norte
Jonathan Jose Zamora Olarte, filmmaker / RESBAK 
Angel Romero, writer / RESBAK
Alon Segarra, actor / RESBAK
Kyla Jesga Barayuga, illustrator / RESBAK
Jerome Aizpuro, visual artist / RESBAK
Lanny Tolda, visual artist and social worker
Vera Aecon Agustino, visual artist
Aleli Ariola, visual artist
Aecy Ara Licas, visual artist
Sheryl Garcia, visual artist
Michelle Abelador, visual artist
Charinez Jordana, visual artist
Debbie Bartolo, community organizer /RESBAK/ANSA
Pam Miras, filmmaker / RESBAK
Marcos Calo Medina, writer
Merlita Lorena-Tariman, writer
Cian Dayrit, visual artist
Jomay Amora-Dueck, columnist, The Filipino Journal Canada
Janine Ochoa, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
Dr. Maria Isabel A. Samaniego
Monica FA W Santos 
Madeline Landicho, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
Lakan Umali, writer and teacher 
AG Sano, visual artist 
Rowena Cahiles, writer
Grace Cantal-Albasin, journalist
Loffy Bermejo, graphic designer
Seymour Sanchez, Educator
Ellice V. Balgos, law student
Emmanueline V. Balgos, Juris Doctor
Rt. Rev. Dindo Ranojo, Bishop, Diocese of Tarlac, IFI
Rt. Rev. Ronelio Fabriquier, Bishop, Diocese of Romblon and Mindoro, IFI
Rt. Rev. Rowel Arevalo, Bishop, Diocese of Laguna, IFI
Rev. Fr. Cesar Hilario, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Fr. Jesus Sta. iglesia, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Erah Maga-Cabillas, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Laarni Inguito, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Grace Masegman, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Gina Perez, National Priests Organization, IFI
Rev. Fr. Gilbert Garcia, National Priests Organization, IFI
John Michael Llave, Marketing Shared Services Manager
Rt. Rev. Joel Porlares, General Secretary, IFI
Rev. Fr. Jonash Joyohoy, IFI
Monsignor Felino Faguntalan, IFI 
Rev. Fr. Ariel Pameroyan, National Priests Organization, IFI
Zenaida Soriano, Amihan (National Federation of Peasant Women),
Joms Salvador, Secretary General, GABRIELA
Gert R. Libang, Chairperson, GABRIELA
Maryel Rugas, Chairperson, Gabriela Youth
Clarice Palce, Secretary General, Gabriela Youth
Cham Perez, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Resources (CWR)
Ethel Dionisio, First Quarter Storm Movement (FQSM)
Santiago Dasmarinas Jr., COURAGE President
Willy V. Alangui,Professor of Mathematics Vice President for Faculty, All UP Academic Employees Union – Baguio.
Hermie Garcia, Canada
Mila Garcia, Canada
Carlos Ocampo, Australia
Norberto Roldan, Green Papaya Art Projects
Cabring Cabrera, Datus Tribe 
Fred Rebadulla II, Underground Moving Images & Sound Ltd. 
Ariel Lara, Order of Saint Augustine 
Jouarlie Carlos, National Priest’s Organization – IFI
Thea Hummel, Westpapua-Netzwerk
Theatre of the Oppressed-Cologne
Jaazeal Jakosalen, Arcores 
Reylan Vergara, Karapatan Vice Chairperson
Roneo Clamor, Karapatan Deputy Secretary General
Jay Apiag, Karapatan Southern Mindanao Secretary General
Clarizza Singson, Karapatan Negros Secretary General
Trinidad Herrera-Repuno, SELDA Chairperson
Evangeline Hernandez, Hustisya Chairperson
Erlinda Cadapan, Desaparecidos Chairperson
Fides Lim, Kapatid Spokesperson
Dr. Edita Burgos, Free Jonas Burgos Movement 
May Wan Posa Dominado, daughter of desaparecido Maria Luisa Posa Dominado
Jimmylisa Badayos, daughter of slain rights worker Elisa Badayos 
Clarissa Ramos, development worker and wife of slain human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos 
Rosalia Bacarra, SELDA Secretary General and wife of political prisoner Emmanuel Bacarra
Gloria Almonte, Hustisya Secretary General and wife of political prisoner Dionisio Almonte
Nelson Salvador, Hustisya-Northern Luzon and spouse of slain engineer Fidela Salvador 
Rt Rev Ephraim Fajutagana, Bishop, Diocese of Iloilo, IFI
Rt Rev Allan Caparro, Bishop, Diocese of Negros Oriental and Siquijor, IFI
Rev. Fr. Andy Mark Loma, National Priests Organization, IFI
Former Diwa Partylist Rep. Pete Pico, current spokesperson of Movement Against Tyranny-Negros
Sister Aquila Sy, Presentation Sisters
Prof. John Albert Pagunsan, La Consolation College – Bacolod
Edmundo Manlapao Jr., IBP Negros president
Paul John Dizon, KMU-Southern Mindanao Spokesperson
Pilar S. Barredo, Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Davao Region Secretary General 
Romelito Pablo, National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno (NAFLU-KMU) Southern Mindanao Coordinator 
Corazon Espinoza, Gabriela Southern Mindanao Vice Chairperson
Mylene Cabalona, BPI Industry Employees Network (BIEN)
Glecy Naquita, National Coalition of Labor
Joseph Pausal, Kilos ng Manggagawa
Eleanor de Guzman, Free Our Unionists
Deobel Deocares, Alliance of General Unions, Institutions and Labor Associations (AGUILA)
Avic Villanueva, Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan
Lito Ustarez, NAFLU-KMU
Christian Lloyd Magsoy, Defend Jobs Philippines
Lean Porquia, son of Jory Poquia
Ma. Liza Porquia, sister of Jory Porquia (Singapore)
Nova Porquia, sister of Jory Porquia (Canada)
May Porquia, sister of Porquia (Iloilo City)
Abraham Porquia, brother of Jory Porquia (Caloocan City)
Lolita Porquia, Mother of Jory Porquia (Canada)
Remedios Porquia, Aunt of Jory Porquia (Iloilo City
Tonyo Cruz, columnist/blogger
Dr. Gia Sison, Health & Wellness Advocate
Albert Raqueno, Artist/Online Influencer
Mark Geronimo, Twitter Personality
Thysz Estrada, Host/Vlogger
Jover Lauro, Blogger "Pinoy Ako Blog"
Noelle Capili, Blogger/Social Media Manager
Jay Rocas, Blogger
Stefan Punongbayan, Twitter Personality
JC Mercado, Twitter Personality
Robbie Cham, Artist
Juan Miguel Severo, Actor/Artist/Social Media Personality
Atty. Rodel Taton, Dean Graduate School of Law, San Sebastian College – Recolletos
Atty. Jose Tirol, Dean University of San Agustin College of Law


Federation of Free Workers
Akbayan Youth
Alyansa Tigil Mina
UP Samasa Alumni Association
The Silent Majority
Tindig Pilipinas
Partido Manggagawa
Kilusang Artikulo Trese
Focus on the Global.South
LILAK (purple action for.indigenous women’s rights)
Balaod Mindanao
Mamamayang Liberal
The Nameless Heroes and Martyrs


Prof. Gerardo Lanuza, PhD., Director, Office of Community Relations; 
Prof. Paulo Benedicto Villar, Chief, Center for Human Rights Studies, PUP; 
Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, President, All UP Academic Union
Rolando Tolentino, UP Professor
Jonathan Pimentel, UP Professor
Ruby Alcantara, Retired UP Professor 
Marian Roque, Associate Dean, UPD College of Science
Roselle Leah Pineda, UP Professor
Ms. Perlita C. Rana, Director, Campus Management Office, UP Diliman; 
Prof. Francis Gealogo, PhD., Ateneo de Manila University,, Lead Convenor, Tanggol Kasaysayan; 
Prof. Rowell Madula, PhD. Vice Chairperson, Filipino Dept., De la Salle University; 
Prof. David Michael San Juan, PhD., Dela Salle University, Lead Convenor, Tanggol Wika; 
Mr. Noel Medina, President, Tambuli ng Mamamayan ng Pasig City;
Prof. Ramon Guillermo, PhD, UP System Faculty Regent
Prof. Michael D. Pante, PhD., full professor, Ateneo de Manila University
Atty. Bernabe L. Figueroa ll, Associate Professor V, National President, Confederation of Faculty Associations of State Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (CFASCUP)
Richard K. Jamero, President, EARIST Faculty and Employees Association
Prof. Vladimeir B. Gonzales, PhD., Chairperson, Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Diliman
Raymond Basilio, ACT Philippines Secretary General
Joselyn Martinez, ACT
Benjamin Valbuena, ACT National Spokesperson
Vladimer Quetua, ACT NCR Union President
Kristhean Navales, Quezon City Public School Teachers Association President (QCPSTA)
Antonia M. Lim, ACT Region 7 Union President
Louie Zabala, Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) Presiden
Joselino Entereso, MPSTA Vice President
Nestor L. Reyes, MPSTA Board of Director
Solita Daz, MPSTA Administrative Officer
Cynthia Lynne Cauzon- MPSTA Board of Director
Barbara V. Calma, MPSTA Treasurer
Timoteo I.Pelonia Jr., MPSTA Board of Director
Angel Angeles, San Roque National High School Faculty President
Amado Banawa, Kaunlaran High School Faculty President
Tess Inolino Tangos National High School Faculty President
Rommel Condino, ACT Navotas Vice President
Amelia Lumaban, San Rafael Vocational Technology High School Faculty President
Regz Ramos, ACT Navotas Chapter President
Divine Esteban, Malabon Public Elementary School Teachers Association (MAPESTA) Secretary
Charito Cruz, MAPESTA Vice President
Welhelmina Vibar, MAPESTA President
Grace D. Edora, ACT Caloocan Chapter
Myrene Tesorero, Pasig Public Secondary School Teachers Association (PPSSTA)
Darlene Gomez, Teacher, ACT CARAGA Officer
Analiza Bernadette Burias, ACT CARAGA President
Ruby Ana Bernardo – Secretary, ACT NCR Union/Vice President, Qcpsta
Arnold Andraneda – Representative, ACT NCR UNION Pasig City Chapter
Annariza Alzate – Treasurer, ACT NCR UNION
Medardo Edora- Board Member, Caloocan Public Elementary and Secondary Teachers Federation (CPESTF)
Meredith Ambida – Treasurer, CPESTF
Jennifer Reyes – Secretary, CPESTF
Charito Tamondong – Vice President, MAPESTA
Jennifer Andraneda – Secretary, PPSSTA
Jonathan Vergara – President, ACT Private Schools
Cynthia Zayas, PhD, UP Diliman
Amparo Adelina C. Umali III PhD, UP Diliman Center for Integrative Studies
Ma. Theresa Rivera, Professor, FEU
Flordeliz Abanto, Communication Professor, FEU
Environmental defenders
Chuck Baclagon, coordinator, Pilipinas
Lia Alonzo, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Concerns Philippines
Rodne Galicha, Executive Director, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines
Dion Romano, Direct Legal Services, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-FoE PH
Tara Santos, national coordinator, Extinction Rebellion Philippines
Leo Mendoza Jr., Extinction Rebellion Philippines
Leon Dulce, National Coordinator, Kalikasan PNE
Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Youth Advocates for Climate Action PH
Hannah Sucgang, Chairperson, Saribuhay UP Diliman
Job Andre Mingoa, Agham Youth UP Manila
Jefferson Estela, Youth Strike 4 Climate PH

Journalists, writers

Nonoy Espina, Chairperson, National Union of Journalists in the Philippines 
Dabet C. Panelo, secretary general, NUJP
Joel Pablo Salud, LiCASNews Philippines
Therese Torres, Board Member, IAWRT Philippines
Jairo Bolledo, NUJP/ PUP Department of Journalism
Jhoanna Ballaran, Board of Directors, NUJP
Georgina LUmaig, Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines 
Jonathan de Santos, NUJP
Red Batario, Center for Community Journalism and Development 
Gigie Cruz, Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines (PCP, Inc)
Jun Sepe, Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines (PCP, Inc)
Luis Liwanag, Benar News
Luz Rimban, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ)
Sonny Fernandez, Director, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Philippine Press Institute
Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines 
AlterMidya  Network
Panay Today
Northern Dispatch 
Aninaw Producations 
Pauline Beck, Deutsche Welle Media Company


THE MOST REVD RHEE M. TIMBANG, Obispo Maximo , Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Manila, Philippines
Most Rev. Jose Elmer I. Mangalinao, DD, Bishop, Diocese of Bayombong, Philippines
Sr. Odilia Bulayungan, OSB, SPA Coordinator- Mindanao, PAX BENEDICTINA-RC, Philippines
Sr. Erlinda Tuzon, President of Tahanang Paghubog Mother Bonifacia. Inc,
Lizette Tapia-Raquel, Prof., Union Theological Seminary Philippines
Daniel Franklin Pilario, CM, Dean , St. Vincent School of Theology 
Jennifer Ferariza-Meneses, National co-coordinator, Association of Women in Theology
Felicitas "Jeff" R. Vito, Student Affairs and Formation Manager, College of the Holy Spirit Manila

Foreign Lawyers

Jeanne Mirer-President, International Assn of Democratic Lawyers (US)
Jan Fermon, Secretary General, IADL (Belgium)
Thomas Schmidt, Secretary General, European Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) (Germany)
Prof. Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild (US)
Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South (US)
Vanessa Ramos, Asociación Americana de Juristas (Puerto Rico)
Evelyn Dürmayer, IADL representative at the UN Vienna (Austria)
David Gespass, NLG (US)
Fabio Marcelli, Director, Institute for Legal International studies, International Legal Intervention Group (Italy)
Niloufer Bhagwat, Vice President, Indian Association of Lawyers 
Selçuk Kozağaçlı, President, Progressive Lawyers Assocıatıon (CHD) (Turkey)
Professor Bill Bowring, FAcSS, Barrister, Director of the LLM/MA in Human Rights, Director of Mooting (UK)
Krish Govender, National Association of Democratic Lawyers, NADEL (South Africa) 
Jo Dereymaeker, Progress Lawyers Network (PLN) (Belgium)
Elena Vazquez, President, Forum of Left-wing Lawyers- Network of Democratic Lawyers of Spain
Luís Carlos Moro (Brazil)
Ceren Uysal, CHD (Turkey)
Max Boqwana, NADEL (South Africa)
Jun Sasamoto, Secretary General  of Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and the Pacific (COLAP) and Japan Lawyers International Solidarity Association (JALISA)
Milan Dharel, National Peace and Solidarity Council (NEPAL)
Jang Kyung Uk, MINBYUN Lawyers for a Democratic Society (South Korea)
Beth S. Lyons, IADL (US)
Urko Aiartza, former Senator in Spanish Senate, Basque Country 
Doña Nuria Pasamón Pejo, Letrada el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, Asociación Libre de Abogados y Abogadas (Spain)
Charlotte Kates, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee (Canada)
Suzanne Adely, National Lawyers Guild (US) 
Jackelyn Mariano, NLG (US) 
Walid Okais, Droit Solidarite (France)
Ümit Büyükdağ, Vice Presıdent, CHD (Turkey)
Nergiz Tuba Aslan, Secretary General, CHD (Turkey)
Kathleen Johnson, Gespass & Johnson (US)
Julie Carter (US)
Lies Michielsen, PLN (Belgium)
Marion Hohn Abad (Spain)
Carlo Cappellari (Italy)
Paolo Solimeno (Italy)
Roberto Brizio (Italy)
Nicola Giudice (Italy)
Aurora D’Agostino (Italy) 
Luigi Ficarra (Italy)
Michela Arricale, GIGI (Italy)
Rıza Karaman, CHD (Turkey)
Ahmet Ergin Sözen, CHD (Turkey)
Didem Baydar Ünsal, CHD (Turkey)
Diren Yeşil, CHD (Turkey)
Furkan Açıkgöz, CHD (Turkey)
Halime Şenli Bilgin, CHD (Turkey)
Nazan Betül Vangölü Kozağaçlı, CHD (Turkey)
Seher Dursun, CHD (Turkey)
Şerife Ceren Uysal, CHD (Turkey)
Tünay Cengiz, CHD (Turkey)
Ayse Acinikli, President, President, Özgürlükcü Hukukçular Derneĝi (ÖHD) (Turkey) 
Bunyamin Seker, Co-President, ÖHD (Turkey) 
Fatma Demirer, ÖHD (Turkey)

Foreign Lawyers’ Organizations

International Association of Democratic Lawyers
International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute
MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society, Republic of Korea
European Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH)
National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL), South Africa
Progress Lawyers’ Network (PLN), Belgium
Indian Association of Lawyers

Foreign Non-Lawyers and Organizations

Tian Chua, Ex-MP, Vice President of People’s Justice Party (Malaysia)
Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
Laura Baeyens, Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
Veronique Coteur, Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
Ikuko Ueba, Intal Globalize Solidarity  (Belgium)
Mike Alczaren, filmmaker
Ariel Garces, freelance consultant