Roger Timboco

Roger Timboco, a 32 year old man was shot by an unidentified gunman. He was a member of a militant farmers group in Mawab town, Compostela Valley. He was a member of the Farmers Federation of Maco, ComVal and was a staunch supporter of banana workers who have been embroiled in a land dispute with an agri-business giant, Lapanday Food Corp in Davao Del Norte.

Timboco was the 43rd victim of political killing in Southern Mindanao under the Duterte administration

A fact-finding mission to the Philippines, carried out by The Observatory from August 7 to 16, 2017, observed an increasingly hostile environment for human rights defenders in the country. Interlocutors reported having experienced increased difficulties in carrying out their human rights activities under President Duterte,






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Country:The Philippines

Department/Province/State:Compostela Valley



Date of Killing:17/08/2023

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:Farmers’ Federation of Maco, ComVal

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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