TFIP STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF ROLEN LANGALA
The Philippine Task Force on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (TFIP) denounces the latest incident of killing of an indigenous leader as we observe Human Rights month this December. Rolen Langala, 35 years old and a Higaonon of Opol, Misamis Oriental was gunned down and stabbed at 1AM on December 1, 2013. He was a member of Pangalasag, the indigenous peoples’ organization that opposes the A. Brown Company’s operation of an oil palm plantation in their ancestral land.