Before she was abducted, Cha became a victim of red-tagging, Azase said. She said her mother told her about receiving death threats and felt she was often being tailed.
Tags: enforced disappearances
Abducted labor organizers Elizabeth ‘Loi’ Magbanua and Alipio ‘Ador’ Juat, campaigned for the release of the ten-thousand peso aid for workers and the urban poor. They have also been under surveillance due to their involvement in establishing a community network to fight threats of demolition in the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila.
Two peace consultants and their companions were disappeared in early March in separate incidents. Human rights group calls on the government to surface them.
“We will continue to write and tell stories about their lives.”
“I wish the vice president would find time to sit with me and discuss what happened to my husband. As a woman like me, I believe she would understand my plight.”
“Karapatan-Central Visayas expresses indignation over another attempt of the state to withhold the body of a peasant rights advocate from her family…”
“Who will benefit from this? Who red-tagged her in the first place? I cannot think of anyone else but state forces.”
“Now they have an idea of how painful and difficult it is for the families of the disappeared.”
“You took Jonas away from us. Now, you want the history of Jonas’ own abduction and disappearance erased from history. Stop abducting your own citizens. The ones who should be made to pay for the violations are the very criminals within your ranks.”
“Neri Colmenares has always supported our call for justice…We want him in the senate.”
With no cemetery or columbarium to visit, the relatives instead laid the photographs of their loved ones on the ground, lighting candles and offering white flowers.