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HRD Attack

7 Mar 2021

Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion - Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Cavite)

Incident date
7 Mar 2021
Date accuracy
All Correct
Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Cavite)
Political party or group
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Philippines
Other actors


At least nine activists have been killed following simultaneous police raids in the northern Philippines on March 7, 2021, in what has been defined a "Bloody Sunday" by rights groups. The raids were carried out after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered government forces to “kill” and “finish off” all alleged communist rebels in the country. Six people were also arrested during the raids in three provinces surrounding Metro Manila, while at least six others “escaped”. Mass organizer Emmanuel "Manny" Asuncion was shot dead by policemen in the office of the Workers' Assistance Center (WAC) in Dasmariñas, Cavite, despite the search warrant issued was for his home in Rosario, another town in the province. Asuncion was a known labor and multi-sectoral leader in Cavite, the Philippines. He was the coordinator of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Cavite). As the spokesperson of BAYAN-Cavite, Asuncion was in charge of all information related to development aggression or reportage of human rights violations in the province. He had also advocated for minimum wages to meet the increasing cost of living while fighting for workers’ rights as part of the Solidarity of Cavite Workers.