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HOUSE RESOLUTION

INTRODUCED BY
FERNATIDO L. HICAP, NERI J. COLMEN

I"trJ?^nMINDAC. TLAGAN,EMMI A. DE
AND TERRY L.

RESOLUTIO
DIRE|CTING THE COMMITTEE ON
RIGHTS TO CONDU
AII
Ir{VESTIGATION, IN ArD OF LDGTSLATIO , INTO THE HKTRA
ICIAL
KILLINGS OF ALCADEV HKECUTIVE D
R EMERITO
ITIANOBO LUMAD LEADER DIONEL
AND HIS COUSIN A
SINZO, TIIAT TOOK PLACE ON
L,2015 IN LIANGATOWN,
SURIGAO DEL SUR, ALLEGEDLY
TED BY MEMBERS
THE
PHILIPPINE ARI/TY AND THE PARA.MILIT.
GROI'P ITIAGAIIAT
GAIII
FORCE
WHEREAS, Emerito Samarca, 54 years o
executive director of the Alternative Learning ce
Development (ALCADEV), a self-initiated school
ayur.,Brry. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur
worked for SILDAP-SIDLAKAN, a lumad suppo
to 1998, and in the 1980s, for the Union s
(UMAN), a local peasrnt organrzatton affiliated
Pilipinas (KMP);

, married with 4 chil


n, was the
ter for Agricultural an Livelihood
br the Lumad located i Sitio Hand founded in 2004.
also
institution in CARAGA from 1990
Mag-uuma sa Agu
del Norte
ith the Kilusang Mag ubukid ng

WIIEREAS, Dionel Campos, of legal 4g, arried, resident of


16, Brgr.
Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, was t e chairperson of M
utayong
Pakigbisog Alang sa Sumusunod (persevering
e for the Next
eration) or
MAPASU.
WIIEREAS, Campos' cousin, Aurelio
16, Brgz. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, be

, of legal age and res


likewise to MAP

UIHEREAS, the Karapatan human


morning of September 1, Samarca was found
open throat inside one of the classrooms of

ts group reported th t o n the


with a stab wound and a slit

WHEREAS, on the same date and some


Han-ayan, Campos and his cousin Sinzo were,
Karapatan report, shot to death by members of
military group allegedly taking orders from the

ccording to witnesses

t of Km.

EV;

three kilometers away from Sitio


ited in the
e Magatrat-Bagani Fo
, a parailippine Army;

WHEREAS, Campos and Sinzo, at th time of the shooting, was with an


ALCADEV staff member, Belen Itallo, who, while escaping death, nonetheless
sustained several gunshot wounds;
WHEREAS, workers of ALCADEV and members of MAPASU
armed perpetrators as elements of the Magaha -Bagani Force and the
Batallion of the Philippine Army;
WHEREAS, the said Karapatan report

ntained the following

entified the
6th Infantry

On August 30, 2015, about 40 sol rs of the 36 IB-PA, 75th IB-PA.


Special Forces, and members of th Magahat-Bagani For
associated
with a known military assest, M
s Bocales,
occupie
the school
grounds and the function hall of ALC DEV;

The elements of the 36th IB-PA, T


Bocales

group

threatened

the

sch

ordinary residents with an ultima


they will be massacred.;
.

IB-PA, SF, and me


's
faculty members

bers of the
staff, and

that, unless they leave in two days,

The soldiers asked the communi

members of the wh reabouts of


pos, TribaI Filipino Program of
Surigao del Sur (TRIFPSS) executi e director Norma Ar pis, Dionel
Campos, the chairperson of MApASU, and two other TRIFPS teachers;

ALCADEV

coordinator

Revnaldo

The armed men confiscated the cellp ones and calneras of


ALCADEV staff and visitors of the cor
unrty;

On August 3 1, the community coopel tive store of MAPASU


down by the Magahat-Bagani Foice as soldiers fired indi
around the community;

e residents,

s burned
iminately

Thus, on the same day, the resident evacuated to a nearby communrtv


in Km. 16 to bring their family to safe

Late afternoon of the safire day, h


Han-ayan and headed for Km. 16:

As residents and teachers were leavin Sitio Han-ayan, 25 so ers


of the
75th IB-PA and three to five membe of the Magahat-Ba
i Force. all
described to be in full battle gear,
ed in the community

Residents who were evacuating the ar a saw how the mili


and paramilitary elements brought Samarca, \ ho was then already ied
around
the neck, hands and feet, inside one f the classrooms in
th ALCADEV

of the soldiers

leaving

compound;

By the evening of August 31, ALCADE faculty members and


residents were already in ltm. 16;

ost of the

At around 4 a.m. on September I, soldiers


went from ho se to house
ordering residents to
out;
"om-.
Members of the Magahat_Bagani Fo
ordered Belen Itallo to sit beside
Campos, after which, known memb
of the para-mititarv
oup Bobby
Tejero and his brother Loloy Tejero ot
Campos in the he
killing him
instantly; some 20 armed men fire indiscriminately
at C
pos, Sinzo
and Itallo, leaving Sinzo dead and It

wounded;

Later in the morning, the commun


ALCADEV campus found Samarca,s
throat that ran practically from ear
unrecognizable;

y members who went back to the


ead body, wrth a gapi g cut in the
o ear, his face bruise
and almost

The incident caused around 307


evacuate to Tandag City where the
Campos and Sinzo;

ilies or about 2 , O O O dividuals ro


brought the remarns f Samarca.,

WHEREAS, ALCADEV was established


o July L9, 2OO4,throu
the efforts
of indigenous peoples organizations
in the (
GA region, as an alternative
fearning institution especiitty designed to provi e secondary educatio to indigent
indigenous youth belonging to the
Manobo E
Mamanwa tribes riving ltr trr. mountains , igaonon, Banwaon, T aandig and
of s rigao del Norte, Suri o del Sur,
Agusan

del Norte, and agu"*

del Sur;

WHEREAS, MAPASU is a regional organ


.+YGA region and is wel known"ror
]t. milit
mining companies in their communities;

n of indigenous
t stance against the

ples in tJ e

trusion of

WHEREAS, according to Karapatan,


th Magahat-Bagani Forc , formerly
known as Marcos Bocales'Ti.sk Force'cantansa
's Oplan
during the Arroyo regi
P_antfy Laya, is being armed by the *ltitury to
w
division
and terror among the
Manobo-Lumad, using the worn-out
trick of divi e-and-rule;
WHEREAS, in 2OI4 alone, the Magahat_B
ani Force, under tfre uspices of
the 36th IB-PA, was said to have
been responsib e for the killing of
Hen Alameda
and Aldren Dumaguit,

the burning

or-,rr. vehic e of Kahugpungan sa mga


Magsurigao det sy, 6AMASS_KMP);
and the razing to the gro nd of the
::T=1
cooperative
store and
del Sur;

school in Kabulohan, B

Buhisan, San Agusti , Surigao

WHEREAS, the families and friends


o the victims,
colleagues at the ALCADEV, MApASu,and otrrr people's

government organizations in
Mindanao
for the victims and are cailing for
tr,"

rs we

organization

and in M tro Manila are deman


i**ediate
top to the escalating
the massive militari zatron in the
entire island of
danao;

as their
and noneg justice
lings and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOU

c."Tqttee on Human-nigrrr",
|s:,3:_
legislation,
into. ft:

Samarca, Manobo Lumad


""t "_:uai"i-J^Hlffi;;;f'
iead", Di;;;i Caml
took place on September
1, 2015 in Lian
perpetrated by members of
the philippine Army

AS IT IS HEREBY
uct an investigati
ADEV Executive Di
and his cousin Au

town, Surigao del


d a paramilitary

gro

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