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We urge the government to seriously look into this act of violence against Jordan Manda and Timuay Manda, and do appropriate actions. Specifically we urge the Commission on Human Rights, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and the Presidential Human Rights Committee to -
: conduct an immediate, serious, and thorough investigation on this; and to exert serious effort in ensuring that the perpetrators are put to justice;
: ensure the security of Timuay Lucenio Manda and his family by providing sanctuary and other relevant financial and legal assistance;
: call for the withdrawal of all security agencies operating within the area;
: create an inter-agency Task Force IP HR among CHR, NCIP, PHRC, DILG, Philippine Commission on Women, to facilitate the process of accepting reports, conducting investigations, and ensuring that appropriate legal actions be taken on the cases; and to make concrete policy recommendations for the protection of indigenous peoples' human rights.
Furthermore, we urge that the given the violence in the area, and the volatility of the situation in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, these relevant agencies issue strong recommendation for the national government to suspend all mining operations in the area, until these investigations are concluded.
Sept. 7, 2012