We’d like to notify FiRE supporters of an email from an ally about one of the latest disappearances under GMA’s Oplan Bantay Laya, or the Philippine equivalent to the Homeland Security Act projects which unconstitutionally terrorize millions of Americans. Balao was one of the founders and lead organizers of the Cordillera People’s Alliance, an organization that worked toward resolving issues of the national minority (the indigenous Filipino population.) Please visit the website for more information, and consider writing a letter to the Philippine government via Amnesty International. There are also many more articles here.
It has been 55 days since James Balao disappeared. “It’s feared that he may have been the target of a political abduction by government forces,” writes Amnesty International.
To learn more about James’ disappearance and to learn what you can do, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/surfacejamesbalao