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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has sent a team to Aurora to investigate the alleged burning of houses owned by members of the Agta tribe in Dinalungan town.

The investigation came after the killing of an Agta chieftain on May 17 over his defense of his tribe’s ancestral domain.

Lawyer Jasmin Regino, CHR director in Central Luzon, said the team left on Monday after holding a case conference last week with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Team members would validate reports of complainants who are members of the Agta tribe. The team is expected to return on Sunday, said Regino.

Salung Sunggod, NCIP regional director, said his team went to Aurora on Tuesday to conduct a separate investigation.

Agta leaders reported the burning of 10 houses two days day after their chieftain, Armando Maximino, was denied burial in an ancestral plot within a 49-hectare reservation being claimed by the Guerrero family in Barangay Nipoo. At least 33 hectares in the reservation had been fenced by the family.

Regino said the tribe also filed a petition asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to cancel the land title issued by a DENR official in Aurora to the Guerreros.

The DENR began its investigation of the land dispute in early May and is scheduled to announce its findings this month.

Displaced, the 25 families from five clans under Maximino’s watch took spots near the coast in front of the Pacific Ocean, making makeshift dwellings there.

Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat Jr. has asked the CHR to investigate the killings of tribal chieftains who are at the forefront of campaigns defending ancestral domains.

Complaints of human rights abuses surfaced following protests against the construction of an economic zone in Aurora that is being pushed by the Angara political clan led by Sen. Edgardo Angara. Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon

from: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/11575/chr-probes-burning-of-aurora-tribe-homes

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By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:47:00 01/21/2011

MANILA, Philippines – Two lawmakers have come to the aid of indigenous peoples and residents in Aurora province being threatened of displacement from their lands because of development projects in the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone Freeport (APECO).

Representatives Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao and Walden Bello have filed House Resolution 417 calling on the committee on agrarian reform and the committee on national cultural communities to look into the plights of the people there imperiled by development. 

But Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara appealed to the residents to give development a chance.

“As representative, I believe these issues can be resolved amicably,” Angara said in a text message when asked to react. “I do wish they would give it a chance and some time to show what can be done for residents there.”

Angara and his father, Senator Edgardo Angara co-sponsored Republic Act No. 10083, the law that created APECO. The younger Angara and her aunt, Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, sit on the economic zone’s Board.

APECO covers more than 12,400 hectares of public and private land, including sprawling areas devoted for agriculture and tracts of ancestral lands belonging to the Agta-Dumagats, the indigenous peoples of Casiguran town. (more…)

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(Article published in the Feb 2,2011 issue of Manila Standard Today)

The matter of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone Authority (APEZA) goes beyond the narrow interests of Quezon’s politicians. It involves the wider questions of whether, as a people, we Filipinos have not only the external decency to comport ourselves with civility when dealing with others but also, and more importantly, the internal morality to truly respect the innate dignity of our fellow human beings when dealing with one another.  Specifically, the questions before us is “ought the Angara suzerainty in Aurora be permitted, without protest from the rest of us, to stifle in the process of their pushing for the APEZA, the human rights of their fellow Filipinos, or, in fact, their fellow human beings, the dumagats in the area?” (more…)

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by Rey Salita of Manila Standard Today

Aetas begging on the streets during the holidays are met with amusement and some degree of curiosity.

We frown on them when they use makeshift musical instruments in an attempt to provide their potential benefactors some entertainment.

Only a few of us urban dwellers appreciate the fact that the problems facing these indigenous peoples go deeper than cultural discrimination. Indeed, being seen as tribal novelty and comic sidekicks are the least of their concerns.

How many of us are aware of the displacement and the injustice—let alone the indignity of subsisting on coins doled to them during the holidays —these families endure?

We know land grabbing and agrarian disputes happen in the movies. Landed tyrants lord it over poor farmers in more ways than one. In the real world, however, land grabbing is performed by an unlikely villain—our very own government.

The latest casualties in this real-life drama are some 3,000 Dumagats—the Aeta bands in the northern Sierra Madre—in Aurora province who are being evicted from their ancestral land by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority. The zone expands to 12,427 hectares, covering most of the municipality of Casiguran, including sitios Dibet, Esteves, San Ildefonso, Cozo, and Culat.

This special economic zone is perfectly legal like in all perfect cinematic plots. It was created by Republic Act 10083 filed in 2007 by no less than Senator Edgardo Angara with Representative Juan Edgardo Angara, his son in the House of Representatives, and endorsed by the senator’s sister, Aurora Gov.  Bellaflor Angara-Castillo.

That the Dumagats seem to be in for the show of their lives.

Fr. Edu Gariguez of the National Secretariat for Social Actions of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says the setting is rife. “Whatever you’ll find in the movies;” Gariquez says, are here. “We have deceit and violence.”

Gariguez says the farmer-occupants were never consulted when the economic zone was being conceptualized.

The area is made up of rich arable and fishing grounds that it’s a waste of human capital to convert the 12,000-hectare area to an export zone, the priest adds.

Local journalists were also reported to have been harassed when they tried to inform the public about the proposal to convert the land and the establishment of the freeport three years ago.

“Yes, now that it’s a law, occupants are left with no choice but to move to the APECO’s relocation sites. The problem is that these sites are under the Comprehensive Land Reform Program and already have beneficiaries. So what will happen next is that re-settlers will be evicted out of those lands as soon as they are relocated.” Gariguez adds.

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Very little is known about the Aeta that most do not even know their groups. But the Aeta of the Sierra Madre are widely referred to as the Agta in Quezon and Aurora provinces. To the far north in Cagayan Valley region, they are known as Dumagats.

The Aeta of Central Luzon was called by the Tagalogs as Ita; the Pampangos, Baluga; and the Zambals, Ayta.

Atrocities against the Aeta are incessant through the centuries that it is quite alarming to see such violations still happening in the 21st century.

When the Americans came to colonize the islands in the early 20th century, their commonwealth government instituted the Bureau of non-Christian Tribes.  In Cagayan province, an archived account detailing the actions of the first commissioner of this bureau documented a “development program”. This program established an orphanage for non-orphans that took away Agta children from their parents with the view that they were “being raised in the most deplorable way of life.”

Agta children were rounded up to live permanently in the orphanage where they were taught “civilities,” as the commissioner wrote in his reports. He said what he found in his post was a “newly found tribe of cannibals in the upper Sierra Madre.”

The commissioner write in his memoirs: “…the most primitive, wild, fierce and dangerous group… a generation from the stone age… having no clothes…fond of eating raw meat…children unwanted and unloved…ignorant of days, weeks and months, as well as years… idolatry and adultery are supreme…”

It was unknown if there were children who survived this captivity but there were oral stories passed on to generations among the Agta that many suffered and died. There were also a number of Agta mothers that were reportedly shot and killed outside the orphanage.

The Aeta remained obscured in the sidelines of the mainstream Filipino society that perhaps there were more atrocities that were committed against them as history unfolded.

During the fighting in the Second World War for the liberation of the Philippines in 1945, there were Aeta bands that aided wounded soldiers and participated in the guerilla warfare against the Japanese.

In the final air battle that followed the retaking of the Clark Airfield in Pampanga, the Aeta villages in the mountains surrounding the contested military installation played a critical role in rescuing downed American pilots.

As a show of gratitude, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the Pacific and the United States Armed Forces to the Far East, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, signed a memorandum granting exclusive privilege to the Aeta to scavenge freely in all American base dumps in the country.

The earliest documentation of feudal agriculture in the Agta territory was in the 1910s in Casiguran, Quezon, when a US Army officer took several Agta men and chained them together to clear a track of forest where the soldier intended to farm. In July 14, 1923, the Casiguran Municipal Council also passed a formal resolution, asking the national government to “suspend the advance” of the Agta farmlands within their “non-Christian” reservation out of fear that the “Christian” townsfolk will loose trade in the future.

Empowered with that resolution, many Unats charged in the forest reservation and threatened the Agtas to vacate their clearings as the government was forbidding them land ownership. The clearings were then inhabited by the Unats and more maneuvers were taken to keep the Agtas dependent on them that the Unats may extract cheap labor and lopsided trade with the Agtas.

The insurgency problem in the countryside during the 1960s also gave the Unats more reason to drive away the Agtas from their clearings with the help of the military. Tales were woven that Agtas of a particular hamlet, who have already cleared and are tilling a sizable forestland, supports the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as assassins and spies, prompting the military to be suspicious and take direct actions against them with bloody results.

Next time you happen to pass by an Aeta roaming the streets, remember: you don’t know even half the story.

Source:

http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideOpinion.htm?f=2010/december/25/feature1.isx&d=2010/december/25

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Dear President Noynoy Aquino,

The Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport (APECO) was established by RA 10083 over 12,923 hectares of productive agricultural lands and natural forests in Casiguran, Aurora.

THE TRUTHS ARE:

The APECO Law was passed without consultation with the people of Casiguran.

The APECO Law was passed without approval of the local government unit of Casiguran—a violation of the Local Government Code (RA 7160) and the APECO Law itself.

APECO displaces fisherfolk without provision for relocation and livelihood—a violation of the Fisheries Code (RA 8550).

APECO intrudes into ancestral lands of the Agta Dumagats without their “Free, Prior and Informed Consent”—a violation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (RA 8371).

APECO’s proposed infrastructure and industries will destroy at least 300 hectares of productive, irrigated rice lands thereby endangering food security in Aurora and the pristine waters of Casiguran Bay—a violation of the CARPer Law (RA 9700).

APECO disregards the rights of affected tillers of 110 hectares of land covered by the CARP (RA 6657).

Since 2008, about P500 million of the people’s money has already been released to APECO without any COA audit of its expenditures—a violation of the Government Auditing Code (PD 1445).

Industries Development Corporation (IDC), the only registered investor in APECO owned by Mr. Joselito Ong, asked for exemption from DENR DMC 2008-03 prohibiting commercial cutting of natural forests in Aurorain order to implement a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Province of Aurora and IDC, signed by Governor Angara-Castillo, Senator Edgardo Angara, Congressman Sonny Angara and Mr. Ong. Mr. Ong is one of the 5 Board members of APECO.

APECO already paid P50 million out of a committed P120 million to Mr. Joselito Ong (IDC) supposedly for the purchase of Mr. Ong’s logging rights–a potential violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA 3019).

APECO paid more than P650,000 per hectare for the coconut land of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Benjamin Miña, yet it paid only P45,000 per hectare for the rice lands of those who have already lost their homes–a potential violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA 3019).

Mangroves have already been cleared to give way to APECO – a potential violation of environment policies in PD 705 and DENR DMC 2008-03.

The APECO Law was passed without the benefit of a full feasibility study and of the required inputs from the affected communities.The bill, which merely lapsed into law, was sponsored by Senator Edgardo Angara in the Senate and Congressman Sonny Angara in the House of Representatives, with the endorsement of Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo. Congressman Angara and Governor Angara-Castillo presently sit in the APECO Board, while Senator Angara admits he acts as CEO of APECO.

President, they are so powerful and we are powerless against them. Hindi pinapakinggan ang boses ng mga maliliit. The APECO is a virtual “republic” with more prerogatives and powers than any government corporation (GOCC) in the country today.

Who will benefit from the APECO? Illegal loggers, internet gambling operators, smugglers, land speculators? And who will get hurt? Farmers, small landowners, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, the environment, the national government coffers.

Tanong ni Lola Luz Gonzales, edad 79 at magsasaka, “Bakit kami papaalisin ng APECO sa lupa na pinagyaman namin?” Sabi ni Victor Abajon, isang katutubo, ang buhay bago APECO ay “mahusay, matahimik at malaya.” Mr. President, please stop funding the serial plunder of Casiguran. Please listen to the voiceless people of Aurora.

Maraming salamat, Ginoong Pangulo. Asahan ninyo na kasama kami sa pagtataguyod sa daang matuwid.

Signatories:

PRELATURE OF INFANTA

MOST REV. ROLANDO TRIA TIRONA
Bishop of the Prelature of Infanta

MOST REV. JULIO XAVIER LABAYEN
Bishop-Emeritus of the Prelature of Infanta

Vicariate of St. Anthony de Padua, Casiguran, Aurora

FR. CEFERINO VALENZUELA, JR.
St. Isidore Parish. Dinalungan, Aurora

FR. JOSE FRANCISCO TALABAN
Nuestra Senora de Salvacion Parish. Bianoan, Casiguran, Aurora

FR. MIGUEL FLORO AVENILLA
St. Anthony de Padua Parish. Casiguran, Aurora

FR. JOSELITO CRUZ, FLP
St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Dilasag, Aurora

Vicariate of San Luis Obispo

FR. NILVON CO VILLANUEVA
DEACON IAN CHRIS BALISNOMO, FLP

San Luis Obispo Parish. Baler, Aurora

FR. NOEL VALENCIA
San Luis Rey Parish. San Luis, Aurora

FR. ISRAEL GABRIEL
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish. Maria, Aurora
Social Action Director

FR. PETE MONTALLANO, OFM
St. Patrick Parish. Dingalan, Aurora
Director for Indigenous People’s Apostolate

FR. ANDRES LUMASAC
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Parish. Dipaculao, Aurora

FR. ERLITO POBLETE
Ina ng Sambayanan ng mga Dukha Parish. Quirino, Maria, Aurora

All five vicariates and 22 parishes all over Aurora and Quezon are opposed to APECO

IP COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION IN AURORA

MAYOR REYNALDO BITONG, Mayor, Casiguran
DOMINADOR DELLOSA, Barangay Captain, San Ildefonso
REGINA ENERIA, Chieftain, Dipontian, San Ildefonso
VITA BANAYAD, Chieftain, Kasapsapan
JAVAR TULIO, Chieftain, Disigisaw
RENATO PRADO, Tribal leader, Dipontian
MARINA PRADO, Tribal leader
OLIVER BECASAN, Tribal Council
ALFONSO VAN ZIJL and the Bataris Formation Center
ELMER GONZALES and the Bicol-Ilocano Casiguranon Farmers Association (BICFA), 124 members
REV. FR. ISRAELITO GABRIEL and the Diocesan Social Action Center Of The Prelature Of Infanta
EDUARDO PUJEDA and the Justice And Peace Action Group (JPAG)
DELIA O. SEVELLENO and the Kalusugan Lingkod Sa Aurora (KALINGA)
VICENTE CONVICTO and the Pinag-Isang Lakas (Piglasca), 250 members
SANNY ALCANTARA and the Parish Pastoral Council Of Nuestra Senora De La Salvacion Parish

Munting Sambayanang Kristiyano (MSK) leaders from the Vicariate of Aurora
EDNA GUERRERO
MARY VIDAD
VINIA TANALAS
CULOGIA CHIONG
EVING BAOY
LETTY MOLINA
REY AND REMY ALCANTARA
GLORIA GALANG
SABEL ALFROTE
ARLENE TESORERO
SHIERLEY FELICIA
DIOGENES TOLLEDO
ERLY ARDA
INENG OLAYA
BEBOT OLAGUER
MERLINDA ADA
ZENY HERMOGENES
VIVIAN MIRANDA
DONNIE TORRE
FLORENTO TRUCILLA
TONY GUZMAN
ARLENE ASTRERA
TONY ANGARA
LINDA DIAZ
BEN DE PABLO
CARINA DE PABLO
LORELIE TABAJONDA
CAROL SUMABAT

SUPPORT GROUPS

MOST REV. ANTONIO LEDESMA, D.D
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro

MOST REV. DEOGRACIAS INIGUEZ, D.D
Bishop of Kalookan

MOST REV. TEDORO BACANI, D.D
Bishop-Emeritus of Novaliches

MOST REV. BRODERICK PABILLO, D.D
Auxiliary Bishop of Manila
National Director of CBCP-NASSA, Co-convenor of SULONG CARPER

ATTY. CHRISTIAN MONSOD
Co-convenor of SULONG CARPER

COMM. CAMILO SABIO
Legal Counsel, CBCP-NASSA

SR. ANGIE VILLANUEVA, R.C.
Chairperson , Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation
Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines

VIC FABE
PAKISAMA

Akbayan Partylist
REP. ARLENE BAG-AO
REP. WALDEN BELLO
former REP. RISA HONTIVEROS

REV. FR. EDWIN GARIGUEZ and CBCP-National Secretariat For Social Action–Justice And Peace
RENE PINEDA and the Citizens’ Organization Concerned With Advocating Philippine Environmental Sustainability (Cocap)
ANTONIO M. CLAPAROLS, and the Ecological Society Of The Philippines (Esp)
FR. BENNY TUAZON, MS. LOU ARSENIO and Ecology Ministry Of The Archdiocese Of Manila
JOY CHAVEZ and the Focus On The Global South
PATRIA GWEN M.L BORCENA, and the Greenresearch Environmental Research Group
BLAS TABANRANZA, JR. and the Haribon Foundation
BEMBET MADRID and the Integrated Pastoral Development  Incorp.
GEORGE O. DADIVAS, and the Kupkop Kita Kabayan Foundation, Inc. (KKKFI)
SR. AIDA VELASQUEZ, OSB, and the Lingkod Tao Kalikasan
ANDY ROSALES and the Maging Tapat
MIGUEL MAGALANG and the Marinduque Council For Environmental Concerns
DENNIS CALVAN and the NGOs FOR FISHERIES REFORM (NFR)
RAUL SOCRATES BANZUELA and PAKISAMA
ROY JERUSALEM CABONEGRO and the Partido Kalikasan  (PK)
PHILIPP CAMARA and the Pinatubo Party
BRO. MARTIN FRANCISCO and the Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society, Inc. (SSMESI)
FR. PETE MONTALLANA and the Save Sierra Madre Network (SSMN)
RAMCY ASTOVEZA  and the Tribal Center For Development Foundation Inc. (TCD)
GIGI CHUA, NOEMI TIRONA and the Consumer Rights For Safe Food
ANTHONY MARZAN and KAISAHAN
NORMITA BATUAL and BALAOD
Paralegal Volunteers Organization UP College of Law


Individuals

ATTY. KOKO PIMENTEL
CONG. TEDDY BAGUILAT
REV. FR. ARCHIE CASEY, SX, Xaverian Missionary
PROF. ANGELINA GALANG, PhD. Miriam College
PROF. VICTORIA M. SEGOVIA, Miriam College

CHARLES AVILA,
Director, Social Justice, Lay Society Of St. Arnold Janssen
Chairman, Philippine Association Of Small Coconut Farmers’ Organizations

Sisters from the College of the Holy Spirit
SR. ANNA VIRGINIA MAGPILY, SSpS
SR. GENOVEVA SALVA, SSpS
SR. VICTRICIA PASCASIO, SSpS
SR. ROSALINDA ARGOSINO, SSpS
SR. ARLENE LOBITANA, SSpS
SR. FATIMA MANDING, SSpS
SR. ARNOLD MARIA NOEL, SSpS

ELIAS F. SEGUNDO, Concerned citizen
JOSEPH PERNIA, former World Bank Director


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Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 26, 2010, p. 20

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Task Force Anti-Apeco

Press Release: 14 November 2010

Locals thank Aurora’s ‘true champions’

Protesters against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) thanked Senator Serge Osmeña for the prompt action on their cause in last Thursday’s budget hearing in the Senate.

“We have been waiting for our story to be told here in Manila. We hope more people find out that it is not the interests of the people of Aurora being served by that project,” farmer Victor Convicto of Casiguran said in Filipino.

Convicto was invited to the Senate by Osmeña with other residents of affected barangays that include Esteves, Dibet, Culat, Cozo, and San Ildefonso.

RA 10083 or the Apeco law, authored by Senator Edgardo Angara and Rep. Sonny Angara, and endorsed by Aurora governor Bella Castillo-Angara, is said to violate laws on local government, agrarian reform, fisheries, and indigenous peoples rights.

The Senate, prior to the joint approval of the bill by Senator Edgardo Angara and Rep. Sonny Angara in Congress, had received a letter in 2009 from the Multisectoral Action Group of Aurora citing contentions of affected communities that were reportedly not raised during deliberations.

“There were no consultations with the community then and until now, they have ignored our sentiments. They are also dividing us by offering money to tribal leaders to take their side,” said Dumagat Victor Abajon.

At the hearing Osmeña had called Senator Angara as the “Chief Executive Officer of Apeco.” It was also revealed that since 2007, the Apeco has been spending public funds without a report to the Commission on Audit. The admission came from the Apeco accountant after Osmeña requested for a copy.

Locals were also grateful that the project’s former planner Felino Palafox has bared alleged anomalies in its funding and implementation. The Apeco reportedly bought 12 hectares of land from Provincial Environment Regional Officer Benjamin Mina for P8 million while other landowners were paid only P2 million for 44 hectares.

“We know that we are up against a powerful dynasty but we are hopeful because more voices are speaking out,” said Luz Gonzales, among the group’s elders. “They are the true champions of Aurora.”

Representatives from nongovernment and people’s organizations also attended the hearing to show their support for the group.

“With their help, we can and we will continue this fight,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA). In a letter dated October 26, Apeco deputy administrator threatened to sue Bishop Broderick Pabillo, CBCP-Nassa national director for his statement against the project as “an antithesis to the principles of social justice and democracy.”

“We affirm the Church’s stand and give our full support to the communities of Casiguran,” added Gariguez.

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Fr. Edwin Gariguez

CBCP-NASSA ( Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace )

Manila, Intramuros

 

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PRESS RELEASE
20 July 2010

Manila auxiliary bishop Broderick Pabillio joined the call of the Aurora clergy to the Aquino administration to suspend the operation and budget of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in the province.

“We trust in the sincerity of this government to effect promised changes and we hope it starts with upholding the wellbeing of the poor and marginalized over the designs of the corrupt and powerful politicians behind questionable legislations,” Pabillio said in a statement on July 18.

Farming, fishing and tribal communities are protesting their displacement due to RA 10083 or the law expanding the Apeco from 500 to 12,923 hectares authored by Senator Edgardo Angara and Rep. Sonny Angara. Aurora governor Bella Angara-Castillo pushed for the project amid contentions of affected residents that it confiscates private properties without due process while violating other national laws on local government, agrarian reform, fisheries, and indigenous peoples rights, they said.

The Church is supporting residents who were not consulted on the ecozone but would be made to pay for its establishment through taxes “without discernible benefit,” according to Pabillo.

“The railroading of the law in both the Senate and the House, in the absence of committee hearings, manifests political expediency,” he said, which affirms the perception that “the legislature can conveniently pass laws that serve their interests.”

Bishop Rolando Tria Tirona, Bishop Emeritus Julio Xavier Labayen and 30 priests also appealed to the Aquino administration and the Commission on Audit to review RA 10083 and alleged anomalous infrastructure projects in their statement on July 12.

The clergy also condemned the June 26 attack on Casiguran parish priest Joefran Talaban, a known advocate of the residents’ rights to their lands and fishing grounds.

Pabillo added that the project is against “principles of social justice and democracy.”

“The administration of Apeco are granted legal powers to sequester private lands even those already committed for agrarian reform without needing to undergo a legislative procedure,” he said, condemning “the gross violation” by the House and Senate in passing the law.

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Fr. Edwin Gariguez

CBCP-NASSA ( Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace )

Manila, Intramuros

Tel no. 09228348248

 

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