PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – HUNGER ALERTS PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Update: AHRC-HAU-003-2015 14 May 2015 ——————————————- [RE: AHRC-HAU-002-2015: PHILIPPINES: Authorities continue demolition drive against Laguna Lakeshore Community ——————————————————————— PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger; land rights, police violence, right to food, rule ofContinue Reading PHILIPPINES: Taguig Mayor refuses to assist Laguna Lakeshore victims

UPDATE (Philippines): A villager died due to lack of food and access to medical treatment due to extreme poverty

UPDATE (Philippines): A villager died due to lack of food and access to medical treatment due to extreme poverty

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) regrets to inform that an impoverished villager died on July 25, 2010. The family had been suffering from lack of food and could not afford to take the deceased to the hospital before he died. After the extreme situation of the family was reported (AHRC-HAG-001-2009), the government authority denied that they were living in hunger and poverty. Following his death the provincial government donated 25 kilograms of rice, and sand for the deceased’s burial. The family testified that they hardly manage adequate food and exist on rice and bananas. Read more about UPDATE (Philippines): A villager died due to lack of food and access to medical treatment due to extreme poverty

PHILIPPINES: 28 families are exposed to life insecurity after their houses and farms are illegally demolished by the Sheriff in Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: 28 families are exposed to life insecurity after their houses and farms are illegally demolished by the Sheriff in Mindanao

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Task Force Detainees of the Philippines-Mindanao (TFDP) that the houses and properties, including the farms and trees of 28 families (137 villagers) were illegally demolished from the land they had lived on for more than 50 years in Bukidnon Province, Mindanao. The sheriff who commanded the destruction of all 28 families ignored a court order to exclude 11.5 out of 16.9 hectares, and furthermore he did not inform the villagers before the demolition. Consequently, all the victims currently suffer from lack of food and livelihood and are living in make-shift shelters. In particular, the children are extremely exposed to food and health insecurity. The victims filed complaints with the law enforcement agencies as well as other relevant government authorities. However their right to life is under threat and they are being neglected by the government. Read more about PHILIPPINES: 28 families are exposed to life insecurity after their houses and farms are illegally demolished by the Sheriff in Mindanao

UPDATE (Philippines): A mother of an infant who died from severe malnutrition dies; illness worsen by lack of food, medicines

UPDATE (Philippines): A mother of an infant who died from severe malnutrition dies; illness worsen by lack of food, medicines

In our previous appeal HA-26-2005, we have mentioned that John Paul Mahinay died from severe malnutrition in September 2005. His death had been aggravated by lack of food and the abject poverty his family had long been experiencing. His parents, who could not afford buy him milk powder, had to feed him with a soup from boiled grind rice. His family was also struggling to feed themselves. Read more about UPDATE (Philippines): A mother of an infant who died from severe malnutrition dies; illness worsen by lack of food, medicines

PHILIPPINES: Infant dies of severe malnutrition and a hunger related disease in General Santos City, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Infant dies of severe malnutrition and a hunger related disease in General Santos City, Mindanao

HUNGER ALERT HUNGER ALERT HUNGER ALERT HUNGER ALERT HUNGER ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM 29 September 2005 ———————————————————————- HA-26-2005: PHILIPPINES: Infant dies of severe malnutrition and a hunger related disease in General Santos City, Mindanao PHILIPPINES: Hunger related death; severe malnutrition ———————————————————————- Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes toContinue Reading PHILIPPINES: Infant dies of severe malnutrition and a hunger related disease in General Santos City, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Unfairly sacked farm labourers in Mindanao forced to eat poisonous frogs and corncobs due to abject poverty and lack of food

PHILIPPINES: Unfairly sacked farm labourers in Mindanao forced to eat poisonous frogs and corncobs due to abject poverty and lack of food

At least seven families of former labourers who were dismissed in 2003 from their jobs at the Sarangani Agricultural Company Incorporated (Saci) banana plantation for protesting against the company over land claims are suffering from hunger and have been forced to eat poisonous frogs in order to survive. Read more about PHILIPPINES: Unfairly sacked farm labourers in Mindanao forced to eat poisonous frogs and corncobs due to abject poverty and lack of food

UPDATE (Philippines): Three children die at evacuation centre due to hunger; adequate food urgently needed for starving evacuees

UPDATE (Philippines): Three children die at evacuation centre due to hunger; adequate food urgently needed for starving evacuees

The AHRC has received a report from United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), a human rights organization based in Cotabato City, Mindanao, that three children died at an evacuation centre for persons fleeing fighting on the island this 28 August 2005. Two of the children were identified as one-year-olds Nurhuda Kaling and Babaykan Kasan. The third victim was not named. All the children reportedly died from diarrhea caused by lack of nutritious food and potable water supply. At the time they fell ill they did not get any medical attention. Read more about UPDATE (Philippines): Three children die at evacuation centre due to hunger; adequate food urgently needed for starving evacuees

PHILIPPINES: Displaced families starving due to abject poverty in General Santos City, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Displaced families starving due to abject poverty in General Santos City, Mindanao

Three displaced families now residing in a village in General Santos City, Mindanao, are suffering from malnutrition and poverty. The families, who are ethnic minorities originally from farmlands in South Cotabato, now engage in collecting and selling reusable garbage at a dumpsite for a living. They live in desperate conditions, and are also lacking in potable water and sufficient medical assistance. Read more about PHILIPPINES: Displaced families starving due to abject poverty in General Santos City, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Starvation and hunger threaten hundreds of displaced villagers following intense fighting in Maguindanao, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Starvation and hunger threaten hundreds of displaced villagers following intense fighting in Maguindanao, Mindanao

Hundreds of villagers in Barangay Ahan, Guindulungan, Maguindanao are facing threats of starvation and hunger after they were unable to harvest their crops when fighting between soldiers and bandits broke out in early July this year. Out of desperation, the villagers also refused to leave their homes and farms despite the sporadic air strikes and mortar shelling, for they feared that should they leave, they would have no available means to provide for their livelihoods. Read more about PHILIPPINES: Starvation and hunger threaten hundreds of displaced villagers following intense fighting in Maguindanao, Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Government inaction in spite of starvation due to severe drought in Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Government inaction in spite of starvation due to severe drought in Mindanao

At least three families of indigenous people belonging to Dulangan Manobo tribe in Kulaman Valley, Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, are presently experiencing severe starvation and hunger. They are among the 3,408 people whose crops have been destroyed by rat infestation and severe drought, which began in September 2004. Read more about PHILIPPINES: Government inaction in spite of starvation due to severe drought in Mindanao