On behalf of AIPP, IWGIA and the affected communities in Panay, Philippines, we would like to thank you very much for your solidarity and support in signing on to the statement condemning the massacre and arbitrary arrest of Indigenous Leaders. Within a very short time we managed to have 121 organisational sign-on’s. I am attaching here the final statement with the signatories.

International human rights organizations condemn the recent Panay Massacre⁠

Deadly operations through coordinated police and military actions on Indigenous Peoples under Duterte’s regime in the Philippines must stop!⁠

We the undersigned organisations across the world condemn the apparently extrajudicial execution of 9 Indigenous leaders, and the illegal arrest of 17 additional leaders and members of Tumanduk nga Mangunguma nga Nagapangapin sa Duta kag Kabuhi (TUMANDUK). The massacre took place in various villages in Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo in Panay Island, through a coordinated police and military operation on 30th December. ⁠

We the undersigned organisations stand in solidarity with the Tumanduk of Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo in condemning the incident and seeking justice for the victims.⁠

Read the statement at

121 International Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Recent Panay Massacre




Thank you once again for your solidarity and support.

Guangchunliu Gangmei
Programme Coordinator-Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
112 Moo.1 T Sanpranate, Amphur Sansai
Chiang Mai 50210, Thailand
Tel. +66 (0) 53343539
Fax: +66 (0) 53343540
Website: www.aippnet.org