ANAKPAWIS FILES HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1565 ON THE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLING OF RODRIGO TIMOTEO, PEASANT ACTIVIST IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY

Anakpawis files House Resolution No. 1565 on the Extra-judicial Killing of Rodrigo Timoteo, Peasant Activist in Compostela ValleyAnakpawis files House Resolution No. 1565 on the Extra-judicial Killing of Rodrigo Timoteo, Peasant Activist in Compostela Valley

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City

SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS
First Regular Session

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1565

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INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES
ARIEL B. CASILAO
CARLOS ISAGANI T. ZARATE, EMMI A. DE JESUS, ANTONIO L. TINIO,
ARLENE D. BROSAS, FRANCE L. CASTRO, AND SARAH JANE I. ELAGO
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RESOLUTION
DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE NOVEMBER 29, 2017 – EXTRA – JUDICIAL KILLING OF RODRIGO TIMOTEO, PEASANT ACTIVISTS AND MEMBER OF THE COMPOSTELA FARMERS ASSOCIATION IN BRGY. MAMBUSAO, COMPOSTELA TOWN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY BY ALLEGED ELEMENTS OF 66TH INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMY

 

WHEREAS, on November 29, 2017, Rodrigo Timoteo, a peasant activist and member of the Compostela Farmers Association (CFA) was killed at Purok 20, Brgy. Mambusao, Compostela town, Compostela Valley;

 

WHEREAS, according to the human rights group Karapatan – Southern Mindanao Region (Karapatan – SMR), they received the report of Timoteo’s killing on early morning of November 30, 2017, while preparing for the protest marking the Bonifacio Day;

 

WHEREAS, members of the CFA reported that he was killed by elements of the 66th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA);

 

WHEREAS, it added that the victim was an active member of the CFA who was campaigning for free distribution of land, against militarization and martial law in Mindnao;

 

WHEREAS, he was also planning to join the protest marking the November 30 – Bonifacio Day in Magsaysay Park in Davao City;

 

WHEREAS, Karapatan – SMR reported that the victim was the 56th activist-victim of extra judicial-killing in the Davao region under the Duterte administration;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Committee on Human Rights to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the November 29, 2017 – Extra-judicial Killing of Rodrigo Timoteo, peasant activist and member of CFA in Brgy. Mambusao, Compostela Town, Compostela Valley by alleged elements of the 66th IBPA.

Adopted,

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