[27/03/2017] Arlyn Almonicar

Gender: Female

Location of the incident: Philippines

Counting Unit: Individual

Affiliation on the individual / type of group: Affected community's leader or member

Specific attack on the HRD(s) / Rights of the HRD(s) affected by the incident:

  • Killings

Date of the incident: Mon 27 Mar 2017

Date accuracy: All correct

Summary of the incident: Three farmer activists, including a couple, were all killed on March 27, in Compostela Valley, barely a week before the fourth round of peace talks are set to begin between the NPA and the Philippine government. The victims were named as Cora Molave Lina (45) and Arman and Arlyn Almonicar, a couple, all of whom were members of Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Laak, Compostela Valley (United Farmers of Laak, Compostela Valley). Namulak is affiliated with Compostela Farmers’ Association, the provincial chapter of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP). The incidents were allegedly either triggered by military operations conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or private armies connected to landlords.

Target sector: Agriculture & livestock

Other actors allegedly involved:

Alleged actor: Armed forces

Issues the HRD is/was working on:

  • Land rights

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