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HRD Attack

28 Mar 2021

Dandy Miguel - Lakas ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Fuji Electric union (LNMF-OLALIA-KMU)

Incident date
28 Mar 2021
Date accuracy
All Correct
Dandy Miguel
Lakas ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Fuji Electric union (LNMF-OLALIA-KMU)
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Philippines
Other actors


On March 28, 2021 labor rights defenders, Dandy Miguel, was killed by unknown gunman in Canlubang, the Philippines. Miguel was the vice president of Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan (PAMANTIK-KMU) and the president of the Lakas ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Fuji Electric union (LNMF-OLALIA-KMU). In 2006, Miguel started working for Fuji Electric Philippines in Laguna. He went on to become the president of the factory's independent union in 2017, leading 400 workers. Miguel's work included documenting labor rights violations in the region known for its various industrial zones. He was one of the strong voices calling for minimum wage increase and an end to contractualization. According to PAMANTIK-KMU, he was on his way home from work when he was shot at least eight times near Asia 1, Brgy. Canlubang, Calamba. Miguel was among those who filed a complaint on March 15 before the Commission on Human Rights, a week after the so-called Bloody Sunday. On March 7, nine activists were killed in simultaneous police operations conducted with the support of the military and six were arrested on charges of illegal possession of firearms and/or explosives. Miguel is the tenth activist killed in the Southern Tagalog region in one month.PAMANTIK-KMU has stated before that the Duterte administration is specifically targeting labor activists and unionists. These attacks, the group claims, intensified since the start of lockdown due to COVID-19 on March 17, 2020.