Member organization: Desaparecidos

Families call to surface 11 desaparecidos under Marcos Jr., continue search for justice with their “undying hope”

November 2, 2023 | DESAPARECIDOS “We gather on November 2 of every year, not in mourning, but with the undying hope that one day, we will not have to light candles and offer flowers in the absence of our loved ones, because this day will cease to become a day to remember the disappeared, but …

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Families of the disappeared strongly condemns acquittal of Palparan, calls for justice and accountability in the Philippines

Photo by NNARA – Youth October 7, 2023 | DESAPARECIDOS Desaparecidos, an organization of families and friends of the disappeared in the Philippines, vehemently condemns in the strongest possible terms the shocking and unjust acquittal of kidnapping and serious illegal detention with serious physical injuries charges filed by farmer-brothers Raymond and Reynaldo Manalo against Ret. …

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Families of the disappeared press NTF-ELCAC to surface Dexter Capuyan and Gene Roz Jamil de Jesus

September 28, 2023 The recent revelations of Jonila de Castro and Jhed Tamano, the two young women environmental defenders who were abducted on September 2, 2023 and surfaced as “surrenderees” by the military and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), shows the need for a more thorough independent investigation into …

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Kin of abducted activists gather at CA to mark International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

August 30, 2023 | Desaparecidos Families and friends of abducted activists rallied in front of the Court of Appeals in Manila to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, where they called on the courts for a favorable decision on the petition for the writ of habeas corpus filed by the families …

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On the 1st Year Anniversary of the Enforced Disappearance of Ma. Elena “Cha” Pampoza and Elgene “Leleng” Mungcal

Desaparecidos, July 3, 2023 It has been one year since Ma. Elena “Cha” Pampoza and Elgene “Leleng” Mungcal were forcibly taken from their families, leaving us with a deep sense of anguish, anger, and desperation. On this solemn occasion, Desaparecidos, along with their loved ones, reiterates our unwavering commitment to pursuing justice and demanding the …

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Desaparecidos Denounces Ongoing Impunity for Enforced Disappearances in the Philippines

Desaparecidos (Pamilya ng Desaparecidos para sa Katarungan), a human rights organization dedicated to seeking justice for victims of enforced disappearances, strongly condemns the ongoing impunity surrounding the case of the victims who disappeared in June 2006 in the Philippines. We demand that the Philippine government take immediate action to bring those responsible to justice and …

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Statement of Desaparecidos on the Commemoration of the 2023 International Week of the Disappeared

As we commemorate the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD), we join hands and hearts to remember the victims of one of the most inhumane crimes ever committed against humanity: enforced disappearance. This solemn occasion serves as a stark reminder of the countless lives that have been shattered, families torn apart, and communities left in …

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Surface the Abducted Batangas Sugar Workers!

Desaparecidos (Pamilya ng Desaparecidos para sa Katarungan) strongly condemns the abduction of Sugarfolks Alliance for Genuine Agricultural Reform (SUGAR) Batangas volunteers and organizers, Alfred Manalo, Lloyd Descallar, and senior citizen Angelito Balitostos on March 26, 2023. The three main missing to this day. “We and their families are deeply concerned about the physical and mental …

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Kin of “desaparecidos” echo call for justice, lambasts gov’t “apathy”

Families and friends of desaparecidos, or victims of enforced disappearance under the group Desaparecidos (Families of the Disappeared for Justice) decried the "state’s apparent disregard for accountability and justice" as they remember the memories of their loved ones on All Souls Day. "We commemorate the memories and the bravery of our friends and family members …

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