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In a press release on October 3rd Karapatan stated:
Gilbert Paborada, Chairperson of PANGALASAG was shot dead just this afternoon. PANGALASAG is an [Indigenous Peoples] IP organization resisting the oil palm expansion of A. Brown in Opol, Misamis Oriental; and a member of KALUMBAY, a sub-regional IPs Alliance in Northern Mindanao.
He was shot dead 2pm this afternoon inside a house that has become his sanctuary for months now. He is a human rights defender at-risk. Initial report by Jonah Cossma Jumagbas, Alternate Coordinator of RMP-NMR, who is in the site now with the quick reaction team composed of human rights organizations revealed that 8 bullets peppered Paborada’s body.
Details to follow.
Please click this link we have published before to know more about the previous attacks against Pangalasag: