On the occasion of National Heroes Day, more than 500 human rights advocates from here and abroad are calling on the Philippine government to end the spate of killings that has claimed the lives of several activists over the past few months.

The initial signatories include more than 100 lawyers from all over the country, opposition lawmakers, artists, religious leaders, academics, environmental defenders, medical professionals and social activists who are raising the alarm over what they described as  “the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.”

The signatories are demanding “an end to the killings and a stop to the red-tagging and vilification of activists, human rights defenders and government critics.” They want President Rodrigo Duterte himself to “denounce the killings and to stop inciting the police and military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts.”

Signatories of the statement include Catholic bishops Broderick Pabillo and Gerardo Alminaza, Benedictine nun Mary John Mananzan of the Movement Against Tyranny, Bro. Armin Luistro of the La Salle Brothers, former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, opposition senators Francis Pangilinan, Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros. Members of the House opposition were led by Minority Leader Rep. Bienvenido Abante, Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate, Albay representative Edcel Lagman and Quezon City representative Jose Christopher Belmonte.

The more than 100 Philippine lawyers include stalwarts of the National Union of People’s Lawyers, the Free Legal Assistance Group and the Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties. Several signatories have earlier helped in the filing of petitions against the Anti-terrorism Law. The Philippine Lawyers are joined by more than 50 foreign lawyers and law organizations.

Artists who signed up include Agot Isidro, Iza Calzado, Ria Atayde, Pinky Amador, Ma. Isabel Lopez, Monique Wilson, Joel Lamangan, Chris Millado and Angeli Bayani. Social media personalities Macoy Dubs and Aling Marie also signed the statement. Close to a hundred academics and educators from different fields also supported the call.

Activist groups and trade unions, from across the political spectrum are also uniting behind the call to stop the killings. ###

Read the statement and signatories:

Stop the Killings!

Justice for the victims of EJKs!

The recent killings of peasant rights advocate and peace talks consultant Randall Echanis, human right defender Zara Alvarez, and Bayan Muna regional coordinator Jory Porquia have highlighted the increasing use of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) against activists, political dissenters and members of the opposition.

The spate of political killings follow the pattern of EJKs against suspected drug users and pushers. Like  thousands of drug-related EJK victims who were included in a drug watch list, Echanis, Alvarez and Porquia were  publicly vilified and tagged by police and military authorities as “communists” and “terrorists” before they were murdered. Many more are under threat, including those providing assistance to poor communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

To date, the Philippine National Police has admitted to 6,000 drug suspects being killed in police operations, with the total killed in the drug war estimated to reach as high as 27,000 and counting. Human rights groups have reported more than 300 political killings, mostly of activists and persons tagged by agencies under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Insurgency (NTF-ELCAC) as communist rebels or sympathizers. 

The recently signed Anti-Terror Law provides another legal weapon to maliciously tag activists, critics and dissenters as terrorists, attack civil liberties and freedom of expression, and provide another pretext for even more EJKs.

In this light, we call for an end to the killings and a stop to the red-tagging and vilification of activists, human rights defenders and government critics.

We demand an impartial, thorough and independent investigation of the killings of Echanis, Alvarez, Porquia, and all victims of EJKs.

We ask President Duterte to denounce and order a stop to the killings. He should stop inciting the police, military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts.

The perpetrators of these killings and their protectors should be held accountable and punished. Only in this way will the reign of tyranny and impunity end.#


  1. Bp. Broderick Pabillo, D.D., Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Manila
  2. Bp. Gerardo Alminaza, Diocese of San Carlos 
  3. Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila
  4. Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, Provincial, De La Salle Brothers in East Asia
  5. Sen. Francis Pangilinan 
  6. Sen. Risa Hontiveros
  7. Sen. Leila de Lima
  8. Former Sen. Rene Saguisag
  9. Former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serreno
  10. Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature 
  11. Dr. Carol Araullo, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
  12. Renato Reyes Jr., Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
  13. Minority Leader Rep. Bienvenido Abante, 5th District, Manila, 
  14. Deputy Minority Leader Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, Bayan Muna 
  15. Rep. Edcel Lagman, 1st District, Albay
  16. Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte, 6th district, Quezon City
  17. Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr., 3rd District, Camarines Sur
  18. Rep. Ferdinand Gaite, Bayan Muna 
  19. Rep. Eufemia Cullamat, Bayan Muna
  20. Rep. Arlene Brosas, GWP
  21. Rep. France Castro, ACT Teachers
  22. Rep. Sarah Elago, Kabataan Partylist
  23. Former Rep. Erin Tañada, Liberal Party
  24. Former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo
  25. Former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
  26. Former Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño
  27. Former GWP Rep. Emmi de Jesus
  28. Former DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman
  29. Former DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo
  30. Former DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano
  31. Former NAPC Lead Convenor Liza Maza
  32. Former Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao
  33. Victoria Bataclan, former ambassador
  34. Cristina Palabay, Karapatan
  35. Elisa Lubi, Karapatan
  36. Joel Lamangan, director, actor
  37. Chris Millado, director, writer
  38. Agot Isidro, Actor
  39. Pinky Amador, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
  40. Ria Atayde, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
  41. Iza Calzado, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
  42. Bibeth Orteza , director
  43. Maria Victoria “Bambi” Beltran 
  44. Dr. Nuelle Duterte
  45. Felipe M. de Leon, Jr., former NCCA Chairman
  46. Neil Doloricon, CAP chairperson and former Dean, UP College of Fine Arts 
  47. Egai Talusan Fernandez, visual artist 
  48. Chuck Gutierrez, filmmaker 
  49. Toym de Leon Imao, University of the Philippines
  50. Bonifacio Ilagan, playwright and chairperson, Surian ng Sining Inc. (SUSI)
  51. Lisa Ito, Secretary-General, Concerned Artists of the Philippines 
  52. Ross Pesigan,  AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors
  53. Jun Cruz Reyes, writer
  54. Jess Santiago, musician and SUSI Vice-chairperson
  55. Antares Gomez Bartolome, board member, CAP
  56. Krix San Gabriel, CAP
  57. Joel Saracho, actor and writer 
  58. Shamaine Centener Buencamino, actor
  59. Nikki Luna, Artist
  60. Angeli Bayani, film and stage actor
  61. Monique Wilson, Artist and One Billion Rising Global Director
  62. Maria Isabel Lopez, artist
  63. Giselle Toengi-Walters, artist
  64. Raymond Red, Filmmaker
  65. Jon Red, Filmmaker
  66. Lynn Sherman, Artist
  67. Rossana Abueva, Human Rights Advocate
  68. Pablo A. Tariman, writer 
  69. Alemberg Ang, independent producer 
  70. Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, visual artist 
  71. Marita F. Wasan, Diocese of Antipolo
  72. Sr. Susan Esmile, SFIC, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
  73. Leo Lastimosa, DYAB Cebu and Sibya TV
  74. Fr. Roberto P.  Reyes, Parish Priest, San Isidro Labrador Parish, Bgy Pinyahan
  75. Ivy Lisa F. Mendoza, CMC Journalism Department
  76. Ma. Fe Villamejor Mendoza, Former Dean, NCPAG
  77. Joseph Lim, Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
  78. Leody de Guzman, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
  79. Walden Bello, Laban ng Masa
  80. Julius Panday, Partido Lakas ng Masa
  81. Manjette Lopez, Sanlakas
  82. Jhayee Ilao, Millennials PH
  83. Leni Velasco, DAKILA
  84. Fr. Flavie L. Villanueva, SVD JPIC, Coordinator SVD- Philippine Central Province
  85. Mark Angeles, writer
  86. Mae Paner, KAWAPilipinas
  87. Judy Pasimio, LILAK
  88. Norma Dollaga, Kasimbayan
  89. Boni Macaranas, People’s Choice Movement
  90. Ramon Paterno, M.D.
  91. June Pagaduan Lopez, M.D.
  92. Paolo Victor N. Medina, M.D. UP College of Medicine
  93. Romeo Quijano, M.D.
  94. Jean Lindo, M.D
  95. Dr. Zeus A. Salazar, Retired UP Professor
  96. Celia Bulan, Anti Political Dynasty Movement
  97. Rina Anastacio
  98. Grace Mahinay
  99. Prof. Josephine Agapito, UP Manila
  100. Prof. Erlinda Palaganas, UP Baguio
  101. Mahar Mangahas, Academician, Member NAST
  102. Noel Ferrer, Educator, Writer, Talent Manager
  103. Jerry B. Gracio, writer
  104. Prof. Aleli Bawagan, PhD, UP Diliman
  105. Francis Villabroza , Writer
  106. Ana Maria R.  Nemenzo, WomanHealth Philippines
  107. Kenneth Isaiah Ibasco Abante
  108. JC Punongbayan, UPSE teaching fellow and Rappler columnist
  109. Lorelie Aquino, Member, Team Pilipinas core group
  110. Prof. Temario Rivera, Ph.D, Chair, CenPEG
  111. Rica L. Nepomuceno, Artist
  112. Marianne F. Ward, Artist
  113. Margarita Roco, Artist
  114. Jerome Malic, Artist
  115. Fernando C. Josef, Artist
  116. Stella Herra-Lundqvist, human rights advocate
  117. Jandeil Roperos, National Union of Students of the Philippines
  118. Che Sarigumba, Journalist
  119. Zena Bernardo, Bayaning Marikenyo at Marikenya
  120. Marita Dinglasan, aka Aling Marie
  121. Mark Averilla, aka Macoy Dubs
  122. Teret de Villa, PhD, Retired UP Professor
  123. Joshua Marcial, National Spokesperson, Tulong Kabataan Network
  124. Carmencita Karagdag, Co-convenor, Ecumenical Women for Justice and Peace,
  125. Inday Varona-Espina, Babae Ako
  126. Yllang Montenegro, Voices of Women for Justice and Peace
  127. Marion Jimenez-Tan, Professor, UP CSWCD
  128. Ramir  E. Corcolan, San Pablo City Water District Employes Association, Water Systems Employees Response
  129. Aya Jallorina, Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumer Alliance Inc  – Alyansa para sa Bagong Pilipinas, Inc. (MSK/ABP)
  130. Jhana Tejome, Philippine Network for of Food Security Programs (PNFSP)
  131. Anya Mendoza,  Climate Change Network for Community Based Initiatives 
  132. Ging Ledesma
  133. Agnes Yabut
  134. Alwyn Reamillo, Artist
  135. Maritess Badion, widow of slain Kadamay leader Carlito Badion
  136. Pamela Sierra, cultural worker, filmmaker
  137. Jessa Sy, cultural worker, archivist
  138. Faye Wong, cultural worker, social media manager
  139. Bp. Emergencio Padillo, UCCP – Middle Luzon Jurisdiction
  140. The Rt. Revd. Danilo Bustamante, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Phils.
  141. Eulalio E.Guieb III, UPD  CMC, Department of Broadcast Communication
  142. William Baclao, Kapatirang Claretiano, Inc.
  143. Nina Salcedo, human rights advocate
  144. Pie Lintag, retired information officer
  145. Socorro Reyes – Babae Ako
  146. Aba Lluch Dalena, artist
  147. Julie Lluch, visual artist
  148. Imelda Cajipe Endaya, visual artist
  149. Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, poet
  150. Pablo Baen Santos – visual artist
  151. Aida F. Santos, Writer-Poet
  152. Kiri Dalena- Artist/Film Maker
  153. Manu Calle, Singer/Composer
  154. Jenny Llaguno, Writer
  155. Alma Cruz Miclat, Writer
  156. Chickoy Pura, musician
  157. Monet Pura
  158. Atty, Sonny Matula, Federation of Free Workers, NAGKAISA Chairperson
  159. Elmer Labog, Kilusang Mayo Uno
  160. Wilson Fortaleza, Partido Manggagawa
  161. Rene Magtubo, Partido Manggagawa
  162. Atty. Luke Espiritu, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
  163. Joshua Mata, SENTRO
  164. Grundy Constantino, Theater Actor
  165. Brian Arda, Theater Actor
  166. Jocelyn Salvania, Theater Actor-Educator
  167. Carl Tanseco, Theater Actor
  168. Catherine Go, Theater Actor
  169. Nel Gumalog, Theater Actor-Educator
  170. Gio Potes, Theater Actor
  171. Sheryl Leynes, Theater Actor
  172. Mike de Robles, Theater Actor-Educator
  173. Patricia David, Theater Actor
  174. Denise Nayve, Theater Acto


  1. Atty. Edre Olalia, President, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL)
  2. Atty. Chel Diokno, Chairperson, Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
  3. Dean Tony La Viña, Concerned Lawyers for Civil Liberties
  4. Atty. Theodore Te, Metro Manila Coordinator, FLAG
  5. Atty. Arpee Santiago, Executive Director, Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC)
  6. Atty. Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio, CLCL
  7. Atty. Jojo Lacanilao, CLCL
  8. Atty. Howard Calleja
  9. Atty. Christopher Lao
  10. Atty. Ephraim B. Cortez, Secretary General, NUPL
  11. Atty. Edgar N. Carmona, Vice-President for Luzon, NUPL 
  12. Atty. Catherine Dannug-Salucon, Assistant Vice-President for Luzon, NUPL
  13. Atty. Antonio “Tony Boy” Azarcon, Chairperson, Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM)
  14. Dean Manny Quibod, NUPL Vice-President for Mindanao, Ateneo de Davao University College of Law  
  15. Atty. Evalyn Ursua
  16. Atty. Jobert Pahilga, Executive Director, Sentro Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo (Sentra), NUPL 
  17. Atty. JV Bautista, Dean, John Wesley School of Law, Wesleyan University
  18. Atty. Eugenio H Villareal, Former Trustee, TFUC-AMRSP
  19. Atty. Jaye de la Cruz-Bekema, Office of Sen. Risa Hontiveros
  20. Atty. Pingki Bartolome-Bernabe, President, International Pro Bono Alliance 
  21. Atty. Paul Jomar Alcudia, iPBA 
  22. Atty. Arturo V. Atencia, Atencia Law Office
  23. Atty. Rachel F. Pastores, Public Interest Law Center (PILC)
  24. Atty. Amylyn B. Sato, PILC
  25. Atty. Carlos A. Montemayor, PILC
  26. Atty. Maria Kristina C. Conti, PILC
  27. Atty. Pit Venturanza, Mindoro
  28. Atty. Julio Arsenio V. Gonong III
  29. Atty. Susan Villanueva
  30. Atty. Jun Ambrosio
  31. Atty. Stephanie Cas-Refina
  32. Atty. Suzanne Fernandez
  33. Atty. Raul Bitoon, Bacolod
  34. Atty. Julian Oliva, NUPL
  35. Atty. Alnie Foja, NUPL
  36. Atty. Cris Yambot, NUPL 
  37. Atty. Minnie F. Lopez, NUPL
  38. Atty. Josalee Deinla, NUPL
  39. Atty. Katherine A. Panguban, NUPL
  40. Atty. Frank Lloyd Tiongson, NUPL 
  41. Atty. Noemi Truya-Abarientos, NUPL Cebu
  42. Atty. King Anthony Perez, NUPL Cebu
  43. Atty. Kristian Jacob Abad Lora, NUPL Cebu 
  44. Atty. Edwin Dela Cruz, NUPL NCR
  45. Atty. Maria Sol Taule, Legal Counsel, Karapatan
  46. Atty. Melanie Pinlac, NUPL NCR
  47. Atty. Luz J. Perez, Sentra, NUPL NCR
  48. Atty. Mary Jane Tadili, NUPL NCR
  49. Atty. Gregorio T. Fabros, NUPL NCR
  50. Atty. Corazon Valdez Fabros, NUPL NCR
  51. Atty. Maneeka Sarza, NUPL NCR
  52. Atty. Sandra Jill Santos, NUPL NCR
  53. Atty. Hilton Lazo, NUPL NCR
  54. Atty. Lawrence Aquino, NUPL NCR
  55. Atty. Remigio Saladero, Jr, Chairperson, Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center 
  56. Atty. Noel Neri, PLACE
  57. Atty. VJ Topacio, PLACE 
  58. Atty. Jose Romeo S. Dela Cruz, NUPL Southern Isabela
  59. Atty. Bartolome Rayco, NUPL Bicol
  60. Atty. Peter S. Vega II, NUPL Bicol
  61. Atty. Fudge Tajar
  62. Atty. Vyn Duag
  63. Atty. Ericson S. Dela Cruz
  64. Atty. Amme Agudo 
  65. Atty. Dana Batnag
  66. Atty. Dennis Gorecho
  67. Atty. Gayle Recto
  68. Atty. Noel Allen Bose
  69. Atty. Mae Diane Azores 
  70. Atty. Ruth G. Cervantes
  71. Atty. Rootbeer Napiza
  72. Atty. Jesus Falcis
  73. Atty. Joden Alcoreza
  74. Atty. Raul V. Angeles
  75. Atty. Roderick Dela Cruz
  76. Atty.  Julie Ann Joy N. Mesina
  77. Atty. Richard R. Laus
  78. Atty. Monique Castro Roa
  79. Atty. Jen Domino
  80. Atty. Muviel Justine C. Martinez 
  81. Atty. Reynaldo Cortes
  82. Atty. Jose Molintas
  83. Atty. Francisca Claver
  84. Atty. Melanie Abenes
  85. Atty. Jado Bognadon
  86. Atty. Randy Kinaud
  87. Atty. Charles Juloya
  88. Atty. Jennifer Asuncion
  89. Atty. Mark Lester Sanchez
  90. Hon. Arthur Allad-iw, Baguio City Council
  91. Atty. Mary Ann Bayang, Indigenous Peoples Rights International
  92. Atty. Chalo Garcia
  93. Atty. Danilo A. Balucos, UPLM
  94. Atty. Emilio Paña, UPLM
  95. Atty. Dioneso T. Alave, Jr., UPLM
  96. Atty. Beverly Selim Musni, UPLM
  97. Atty. Beverly Ann S. Musni, Yr., UPLM
  98. Atty. Czarina Golda S. Musni, UPLM
  99. Atty. Oscar P. Musni, UPLM
  100. Atty. Jared Marc E.Baterna
  101. Atty. Edu Balgos, Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Board Member
  102. Atty. Rene C. Estocapio, NUPL Iloilo
  103. Atty. Janne B. Baterna, NUPL Iloilo
  104. Atty. Teopisto S. Melliza, NUPL Iloilo
  105. Atty. Marlon D. Legurpa, NUPL Iloilo
  106. Atty. Angelo Karlo T. Guillen, NUPL Iloil

Rights advocates

  1. Joseph Israel Laban, filmmaker
  2. EJ Mijares, filmmaker
  3. Elyrah Salanga-Torralba, teacher
  4. Danilo Capili, government employee
  5. Danilo Reyes, Asian and International Studies Dept., University of Hongkong
  6. Morse Flores, OHCHR Human Rights Officer
  7. Mark Angeles, literary writer
  8. Alex Vincent Medina, actor
  9. Rene Boncocan, creative consultant
  10. JK Anicoche, Sipat Lawin Inc. 
  11. Trixie Concepcion, environmentalist 
  12. Jay Altajeros, filmmaker
  13. Prof. Danilo Arao
  14. Albert Fontanilla, fashion designer
  15. Mary Aileen Bacalso, President of International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances 
  16. Prof. Aurelio Agcaoili, Nakem Conferences 
  17. Caroline Galvez, farmer
  18. Cyrene Reyes, farmer
  19. Dr. Kitchie Guanzon-Ridon
  20. Former Ambassador Victoria Bataclan
  21. Naderev Sano, Executive Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia
  22. Allan Alberto Derain, Ateneo de Manila University faculty
  23. Iggy Rodriguez, artist
  24. Prof. Roland Simbulan
  25. Lourd de Veyra, writer/musician
  26. Atty. Cess Principe
  27. Germaine Deruna, rural development advocate 
  28. Donnie Mapanao, President Buklod Kabayan – Solidarity Philippin Geneva Switzerland
  29. Atty. Jacqueline Mejia
  30. Atty. Mai Taqueban, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
  31. Leon Flores III, Aksyon Demokratiko 
  32. John Erdie delos Santos, Aksyon Kabataan
  33. Yason Banal, multimedia artist
  34. Christina Lopez, visual artist/ RESBAK
  35. Gabriel Santos, fashion designer / RESBAK
  36. Lemuel Gio Cayabyab, SK Chairperson, Brgy. Maglaking, San Carlos City Pangasinan
  37. Joahanna Veloso, SK councilor, Brgy. Talamban, Cebu
  38. Nestie Bryal Villaviray, SK Councilor, Brgy. Talayan, Quezon City
  39. Kria Undag, SK Chairperson, Brgy. Rebe, Lala, Lanao del Norte
  40. Jonathan Jose Zamora Olarte, filmmaker / RESBAK 
  41. Angel Romero, writer / RESBAK
  42. Alon Segarra, actor / RESBAK
  43. Kyla Jesga Barayuga, illustrator / RESBAK
  44. Jerome Aizpuro, visual artist / RESBAK
  45. Lanny Tolda, visual artist and social worker
  46. Vera Aecon Agustino, visual artist
  47. Aleli Ariola, visual artist
  48. Aecy Ara Licas, visual artist
  49. Sheryl Garcia, visual artist
  50. Michelle Abelador, visual artist
  51. Charinez Jordana, visual artist
  52. Debbie Bartolo, community organizer /RESBAK/ANSA
  53. Pam Miras, filmmaker / RESBAK
  54. Marcos Calo Medina, writer
  55. Merlita Lorena-Tariman, writer
  56. Cian Dayrit, visual artist
  57. Jomay Amora-Dueck, columnist, The Filipino Journal Canada
  58. Janine Ochoa, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
  59. Dr. Maria Isabel A. Samaniego
  60. Monica FA W Santos 
  61. Madeline Landicho, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines
  62. Lakan Umali, writer and teacher 
  63. AG Sano, visual artist 
  64. Rowena Cahiles, writer
  65. Grace Cantal-Albasin, journalist
  66. Loffy Bermejo, graphic designer
  67. Seymour Sanchez, Educator
  68. Ellice V. Balgos, law student
  69. Emmanueline V. Balgos, Juris Doctor
  70. Rt. Rev. Dindo Ranojo, Bishop, Diocese of Tarlac, IFI
  71. Rt. Rev. Ronelio Fabriquier, Bishop, Diocese of Romblon and Mindoro, IFI
  72. Rt. Rev. Rowel Arevalo, Bishop, Diocese of Laguna, IFI
  73. Rev. Fr. Cesar Hilario, National Priests Organization, IFI
  74. Rev. Fr. Jesus Sta. iglesia, National Priests Organization, IFI
  75. Rev. Erah Maga-Cabillas, National Priests Organization, IFI
  76. Rev. Laarni Inguito, National Priests Organization, IFI
  77. Rev. Grace Masegman, National Priests Organization, IFI
  78. Rev. Gina Perez, National Priests Organization, IFI
  79. Rev. Fr. Gilbert Garcia, National Priests Organization, IFI
  80. John Michael Llave, Marketing Shared Services Manager
  81. Rt. Rev. Joel Porlares, General Secretary, IFI
  82. Rev. Fr. Jonash Joyohoy, IFI
  83. Monsignor Felino Faguntalan, IFI 
  84. Rev. Fr. Ariel Pameroyan, National Priests Organization, IFI
  85. Zenaida Soriano, Amihan (National Federation of Peasant Women),
  86. Joms Salvador, Secretary General, GABRIELA
  87. Gert R. Libang, Chairperson, GABRIELA
  88. Maryel Rugas, Chairperson, Gabriela Youth
  89. Clarice Palce, Secretary General, Gabriela Youth
  90. Cham Perez, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Resources (CWR)
  91. Ethel Dionisio, First Quarter Storm Movement (FQSM)
  92. Santiago Dasmarinas Jr., COURAGE President
  93. Willy V. Alangui,Professor of Mathematics Vice President for Faculty, All UP Academic Employees Union – Baguio.
  94. Hermie Garcia, Canada
  95. Mila Garcia, Canada
  96. Carlos Ocampo, Australia
  97. Norberto Roldan, Green Papaya Art Projects
  98. Cabring Cabrera, Datus Tribe 
  99. Fred Rebadulla II, Underground Moving Images & Sound Ltd. 
  100. Ariel Lara, Order of Saint Augustine 
  101. Jouarlie Carlos, National Priest’s Organization – IFI
  102. Thea Hummel, Westpapua-Netzwerk
  103. Theatre of the Oppressed-Cologne
  104. Jaazeal Jakosalen, Arcores 
  105. Reylan Vergara, Karapatan Vice Chairperson
  106. Roneo Clamor, Karapatan Deputy Secretary General
  107. Jay Apiag, Karapatan Southern Mindanao Secretary General
  108. Clarizza Singson, Karapatan Negros Secretary General
  109. Trinidad Herrera-Repuno, SELDA Chairperson
  110. Evangeline Hernandez, Hustisya Chairperson
  111. Erlinda Cadapan, Desaparecidos Chairperson
  112. Fides Lim, Kapatid Spokesperson
  113. Dr. Edita Burgos, Free Jonas Burgos Movement 
  114. May Wan Posa Dominado, daughter of desaparecido Maria Luisa Posa Dominado
  115. Jimmylisa Badayos, daughter of slain rights worker Elisa Badayos 
  116. Clarissa Ramos, development worker and wife of slain human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos 
  117. Rosalia Bacarra, SELDA Secretary General and wife of political prisoner Emmanuel Bacarra
  118. Gloria Almonte, Hustisya Secretary General and wife of political prisoner Dionisio Almonte
  119. Nelson Salvador, Hustisya-Northern Luzon and spouse of slain engineer Fidela Salvador 
  120. Rt Rev Ephraim Fajutagana, Bishop, Diocese of Iloilo, IFI
  121. Rt Rev Allan Caparro, Bishop, Diocese of Negros Oriental and Siquijor, IFI
  122. Rev. Fr. Andy Mark Loma, National Priests Organization, IFI
  123. Former Diwa Partylist Rep. Pete Pico, current spokesperson of Movement Against Tyranny-Negros
  124. Sister Aquila Sy, Presentation Sisters
  125. Prof. John Albert Pagunsan, La Consolation College – Bacolod
  126. Edmundo Manlapao Jr., IBP Negros president
  127. Paul John Dizon, KMU-Southern Mindanao Spokesperson
  128. Pilar S. Barredo, Alliance of Concerned Teachers – Davao Region Secretary General 
  129. Romelito Pablo, National Federation of Labor Unions-Kilusang Mayo Uno (NAFLU-KMU) Southern Mindanao Coordinator 
  130. Corazon Espinoza, Gabriela Southern Mindanao Vice Chairperson
  131. Mylene Cabalona, BPI Industry Employees Network (BIEN)
  132. Glecy Naquita, National Coalition of Labor
  133. Joseph Pausal, Kilos ng Manggagawa
  134. Eleanor de Guzman, Free Our Unionists
  135. Deobel Deocares, Alliance of General Unions, Institutions and Labor Associations (AGUILA)
  136. Avic Villanueva, Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan
  137. Lito Ustarez, NAFLU-KMU
  138. Christian Lloyd Magsoy, Defend Jobs Philippines
  139. Lean Porquia, son of Jory Poquia
  140. Ma. Liza Porquia, sister of Jory Porquia (Singapore)
  141. Nova Porquia, sister of Jory Porquia (Canada)
  142. May Porquia, sister of Porquia (Iloilo City)
  143. Abraham Porquia, brother of Jory Porquia (Caloocan City)
  144. Lolita Porquia, Mother of Jory Porquia (Canada)
  145. Remedios Porquia, Aunt of Jory Porquia (Iloilo City
  146. Tonyo Cruz, columnist/blogger
  147. Dr. Gia Sison, Health & Wellness Advocate
  148. Albert Raqueno, Artist/Online Influencer
  149. Mark Geronimo, Twitter Personality
  150. Thysz Estrada, Host/Vlogger
  151. Jover Lauro, Blogger “Pinoy Ako Blog”
  152. Noelle Capili, Blogger/Social Media Manager
  153. Jay Rocas, Blogger
  154. Stefan Punongbayan, Twitter Personality
  155. JC Mercado, Twitter Personality
  156. Robbie Cham, Artist
  157. Juan Miguel Severo, Actor/Artist/Social Media Personality
  158. Atty. Rodel Taton, Dean Graduate School of Law, San Sebastian College – Recolletos
  159. Atty. Jose Tirol, Dean University of San Agustin College of La


  2. Federation of Free Workers
  3. Akbayan Youth
  4. Alyansa Tigil Mina
  5. UP Samasa Alumni Association
  6. The Silent Majority
  7. Tindig Pilipinas
  8. Partido Manggagawa
  9. PAHRA
  10. Kilusang Artikulo Trese
  11. iDEFEND
  12. Focus on the Global.South
  13. LILAK (purple action for.indigenous women’s rights)
  14. Pandayan
  15. Balaod Mindanao
  16. Mamamayang Liberal
  17. The Nameless Heroes and Martyrs


  1. Prof. Gerardo Lanuza, PhD., Director, Office of Community Relations; 
  2. Prof. Paulo Benedicto Villar, Chief, Center for Human Rights Studies, PUP; 
  3. Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, President, All UP Academic Union
  4. Rolando Tolentino, UP Professor
  5. Jonathan Pimentel, UP Professor
  6. Ruby Alcantara, Retired UP Professor 
  7. Marian Roque, Associate Dean, UPD College of Science
  8. Roselle Leah Pineda, UP Professor
  9. Ms. Perlita C. Rana, Director, Campus Management Office, UP Diliman; 
  10. Prof. Francis Gealogo, PhD., Ateneo de Manila University,, Lead Convenor, Tanggol Kasaysayan; 
  11. Prof. Rowell Madula, PhD. Vice Chairperson, Filipino Dept., De la Salle University; 
  12. Prof. David Michael San Juan, PhD., Dela Salle University, Lead Convenor, Tanggol Wika; 
  13. Mr. Noel Medina, President, Tambuli ng Mamamayan ng Pasig City;
  14. Prof. Ramon Guillermo, PhD, UP System Faculty Regent
  15. Prof. Michael D. Pante, PhD., full professor, Ateneo de Manila University
  16. Atty. Bernabe L. Figueroa ll, Associate Professor V, National President, Confederation of Faculty Associations of State Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (CFASCUP)
  17. Richard K. Jamero, President, EARIST Faculty and Employees Association
  18. Prof. Vladimeir B. Gonzales, PhD., Chairperson, Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Diliman
  19. Raymond Basilio, ACT Philippines Secretary General
  20. Joselyn Martinez, ACT
  21. Benjamin Valbuena, ACT National Spokesperson
  22. Vladimer Quetua, ACT NCR Union President
  23. Kristhean Navales, Quezon City Public School Teachers Association President (QCPSTA)
  24. Antonia M. Lim, ACT Region 7 Union President
  25. Louie Zabala, Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) Presiden
  26. Joselino Entereso, MPSTA Vice President
  27. Nestor L. Reyes, MPSTA Board of Director
  28. Solita Daz, MPSTA Administrative Officer
  29. Cynthia Lynne Cauzon- MPSTA Board of Director
  30. Barbara V. Calma, MPSTA Treasurer
  31. Timoteo I.Pelonia Jr., MPSTA Board of Director
  32. Angel Angeles, San Roque National High School Faculty President
  33. Amado Banawa, Kaunlaran High School Faculty President
  34. Tess Inolino Tangos National High School Faculty President
  35. Rommel Condino, ACT Navotas Vice President
  36. Amelia Lumaban, San Rafael Vocational Technology High School Faculty President
  37. Regz Ramos, ACT Navotas Chapter President
  38. Divine Esteban, Malabon Public Elementary School Teachers Association (MAPESTA) Secretary
  39. Charito Cruz, MAPESTA Vice President
  40. Welhelmina Vibar, MAPESTA President
  41. Grace D. Edora, ACT Caloocan Chapter
  42. Myrene Tesorero, Pasig Public Secondary School Teachers Association (PPSSTA)
  43. Darlene Gomez, Teacher, ACT CARAGA Officer
  44. Analiza Bernadette Burias, ACT CARAGA President
  45. Ruby Ana Bernardo – Secretary, ACT NCR Union/Vice President, Qcpsta
  46. Arnold Andraneda – Representative, ACT NCR UNION Pasig City Chapter
  47. Annariza Alzate – Treasurer, ACT NCR UNION
  48. Medardo Edora- Board Member, Caloocan Public Elementary and Secondary Teachers Federation (CPESTF)
  49. Meredith Ambida – Treasurer, CPESTF
  50. Jennifer Reyes – Secretary, CPESTF
  51. Charito Tamondong – Vice President, MAPESTA
  52. Jennifer Andraneda – Secretary, PPSSTA
  53. Jonathan Vergara – President, ACT Private Schools
  54. Cynthia Zayas, PhD, UP Diliman
  55. Amparo Adelina C. Umali III PhD, UP Diliman Center for Integrative Studies
  56. Ma. Theresa Rivera, Professor, FEU
  57. Flordeliz Abanto, Communication Professor, FEU

Environmental defenders

  1. Chuck Baclagon, coordinator, 350.org Pilipinas
  2. Lia Alonzo, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Concerns Philippines
  3. Rodne Galicha, Executive Director, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines
  4. Dion Romano, Direct Legal Services, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-FoE PH
  5. Tara Santos, national coordinator, Extinction Rebellion Philippines
  6. Leo Mendoza Jr., Extinction Rebellion Philippines
  7. Leon Dulce, National Coordinator, Kalikasan PNE
  8. Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Youth Advocates for Climate Action PH
  9. Hannah Sucgang, Chairperson, Saribuhay UP Diliman
  10. Job Andre Mingoa, Agham Youth UP Manila
  11. Jefferson Estela, Youth Strike 4 Climate PH

Journalists, writers

  1. Nonoy Espina, Chairperson, National Union of Journalists in the Philippines 
  2. Dabet C. Panelo, secretary general, NUJP
  3. Joel Pablo Salud, LiCASNews Philippines
  4. Therese Torres, Board Member, IAWRT Philippines
  5. Jairo Bolledo, NUJP/ PUP Department of Journalism
  6. Jhoanna Ballaran, Board of Directors, NUJP
  7. Georgina LUmaig, Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines 
  8. Jonathan de Santos, NUJP
  9. Red Batario, Center for Community Journalism and Development 
  10. Gigie Cruz, Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines (PCP, Inc)
  11. Jun Sepe, Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines (PCP, Inc)
  12. Luis Liwanag, Benar News
  13. Luz Rimban, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ)
  14. Sonny Fernandez, Director, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
  15. Philippine Press Institute
  16. Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines 
  17. AlterMidya  Network
  18. Bulatlat
  19. Panay Today
  20. Northern Dispatch 
  21. Aninaw Producations 
  22. Pauline Beck, Deutsche Welle Media Company

Foreign Lawyers

  1. Jeanne Mirer-President, International Assn of Democratic Lawyers (US)
  2. Jan Fermon, Secretary General, IADL (Belgium)
  3. Thomas Schmidt, Secretary General, European Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) (Germany)
  4. Prof. Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild (US)
  5. Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South (US)
  6. Vanessa Ramos, Asociación Americana de Juristas (Puerto Rico)
  7. Evelyn Dürmayer, IADL representative at the UN Vienna (Austria)
  8. David Gespass, NLG (US)
  9. Fabio Marcelli, Director, Institute for Legal International studies, International Legal Intervention Group (Italy)
  10. Niloufer Bhagwat, Vice President, Indian Association of Lawyers 
  11. Selçuk Kozağaçlı, President, Progressive Lawyers Assocıatıon (CHD) (Turkey)
  12. Professor Bill Bowring, FAcSS, Barrister, Director of the LLM/MA in Human Rights, Director of Mooting (UK)
  13. Krish Govender, National Association of Democratic Lawyers, NADEL (South Africa) 
  14. Jo Dereymaeker, Progress Lawyers Network (PLN) (Belgium)
  15. Elena Vazquez, President, Forum of Left-wing Lawyers- Network of Democratic Lawyers of Spain
  16. Luís Carlos Moro (Brazil)
  17. Ceren Uysal, CHD (Turkey)
  18. Max Boqwana, NADEL (South Africa)
  19. Jun Sasamoto, Secretary General  of Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and the Pacific (COLAP) and Japan Lawyers International Solidarity Association (JALISA)
  20. Milan Dharel, National Peace and Solidarity Council (NEPAL)
  21. Jang Kyung Uk, MINBYUN Lawyers for a Democratic Society (South Korea)
  22. Beth S. Lyons, IADL (US)
  23. Urko Aiartza, former Senator in Spanish Senate, Basque Country 
  24. Doña Nuria Pasamón Pejo, Letrada el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, Asociación Libre de Abogados y Abogadas (Spain)
  25. Charlotte Kates, National Lawyers Guild, International Committee (Canada)
  26. Suzanne Adely, National Lawyers Guild (US) 
  27. Jackelyn Mariano, NLG (US) 
  28. Walid Okais, Droit Solidarite (France)
  29. Ümit Büyükdağ, Vice Presıdent, CHD (Turkey)
  30. Nergiz Tuba Aslan, Secretary General, CHD (Turkey)
  31. Kathleen Johnson, Gespass & Johnson (US)
  32. Julie Carter (US)
  33. Lies Michielsen, PLN (Belgium)
  34. Marion Hohn Abad (Spain)
  35. Carlo Cappellari (Italy)
  36. Paolo Solimeno (Italy)
  37. Roberto Brizio (Italy)
  38. Nicola Giudice (Italy)
  39. Aurora D’Agostino (Italy) 
  40. Luigi Ficarra (Italy)
  41. Michela Arricale, GIGI (Italy)
  42. Rıza Karaman, CHD (Turkey)
  43. Ahmet Ergin Sözen, CHD (Turkey)
  44. Didem Baydar Ünsal, CHD (Turkey)
  45. Diren Yeşil, CHD (Turkey)
  46. Furkan Açıkgöz, CHD (Turkey)
  47. Halime Şenli Bilgin, CHD (Turkey)
  48. Nazan Betül Vangölü Kozağaçlı, CHD (Turkey)
  49. Seher Dursun, CHD (Turkey)
  50. Şerife Ceren Uysal, CHD (Turkey)
  51. Tünay Cengiz, CHD (Turkey)
  52. Ayse Acinikli, President, President, Özgürlükcü Hukukçular Derneĝi (ÖHD) (Turkey) 
  53. Bunyamin Seker, Co-President, ÖHD (Turkey) 
  54. Fatma Demirer, ÖHD (Turkey) 
  55. Hasan Tarique Chowdhury, Secretary, COLAP, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Foreign Lawyers’ Organizations

  1. International Association of Democratic Lawyers
  2. International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute
  3. MINBYUN – Lawyers for a Democratic Society, Republic of Korea
  4. European Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH)
  5. National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL), South Africa
  6. Progress Lawyers’ Network (PLN), Belgium
  7. Indian Association of Lawyers

Foreign Non-Lawyers and Organizations

  1. Tian Chua, Ex-MP, Vice President of People’s Justice Party (Malaysia)
  2. Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
  3. Laura Baeyens, Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
  4. Veronique Coteur, Intal Globalize Solidarity (Belgium)
  5. Ikuko Ueba, Intal Globalize Solidarity  (Belgium)
  6. Mike Alczaren, filmmaker
  7. Ariel Garces, freelance consultant



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