Felipe Lapa

Felipe Lapa, 49 years old, union president of Milagrosa Farm Workers Union – NAFLU-KMU, in Nagcarlan, Laguna, killed by CAFGU- paramilitary group on 25 October 2001 several meters away from his house.

The day before he was killed he collected food supplies (meat, sweet potato) from the union members and sent this food support to the striking workers of Nissan Motors Corp, in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

As union president, he was elected community leader, and his advice often sought by residents. Prior to his death, he has been warned by CAFGU, to stop supporting union activities and for several occasions accused of being an NPA supporter. (ANNEX C1 – Copy of Certification from Liliw Municipal Police Station – Police Blotter of Felipe Lapa’s Case

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Country:The Philippines




Date of Killing:25/01/2001

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Trade Unionist

Organisation:Milagrosa Farm Workers Union – NAFLU-KMU

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Labour/Trade Union

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