ANAKPAWIS FILES HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1567 ON THE ABDUCTION AND ILLEGAL DETENTION OF JEAN BUSTAMANTE, LUMAD YOUTH ACTIVIST IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY

Anakpawis files House Resolution No. 1567 on the Abduction and Illegal Detention of Jean Bustamante, Lumad Youth Activist in Compostela ValleyAnakpawis files House Resolution No. 1567 on the Abduction and Illegal Detention of Jean Bustamante, Lumad Youth Activist in Compostela Valley

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City

SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS
Second Regular Session

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1567

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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 DECEMBER 5, 2017 – ABDUCTION AND ILLEGAL DETENTION OF JEAN BAGUIO BUSTAMANTE, LUMAD AND MEMBER OF COMPOSTELA FARMERS ASSOCIATION – YOUTH, BY THE ELEMENTS OF 66TH INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMY IN BRGY. MAMBUSAO, COMPOSTELA TOWN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY

 

WHEREAS, on December 5, 2017, at around 10 o’ clock in the morning, Jean Baguio Bustamante, 17, lumad and a member of Compostela Farmers Association – Youth (CFA Youth), was forcibly taken by elements of 66th IBPA and was brought to their detachment in Purok 20, Brgy. Mambusao, Compostela town, Compostela Valley;

 

WHEREAS, human rights group Karapatan- Southern Mindanao Region (Karapatan SMR) reported that Bustamante was at the wake of Rodrigo Timoteo at the said barangay when soldiers abducted her;

 

WHEREAS, Timoteo is a peasant activist and member of CFA who was also a victim of extra-judicial killing on November 29, 2017, and was about to attend the protest for marking the November 30 Bonifacio Day;

 

WHEREAS, news reported that, according to the victim’s kin, at around 2 o’ clock in the afternoon, she was brought to a military camp in New Bataan town;

 

WHEREAS, Karapatan – SMR warned against the crackdown and killings of activists and members of progressive organizations in the Davao region and the whole Mindanao, especially under martial law and claimed that as of December 9, 2017, extra-judicial killings already victimized 56 in the region, illegal arrests with 81 victims, 22 incidents of aerial bombings, more than 45,000 forcibly evacuated, and 39 lumad schools forced to close down;

 

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 December 5, 2017 – Abduction and Illegal Detention of Jean Baguio Bustamante, lumad and member of CFA – Youth, by the elements of 66th IBPA in Brgy. Mambusao, Compostela town, Compostela Valley.

 

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