Sixto Bagasala

Sixto V. Bagasala Jr. was shot to death on Saturday, February 15, 2014 when he was going home after a meeting with informal settlers’ associations in Malabon City.

Also known as Ka Jun, Sixto was a leader of the local association of informal settlers in the region of Malabon. He and members of local organizations were leading an effort for the construction of medium-rise buildings to be financed through the High-Density Housing (HDH) Program of the Social Housing Finance Corporation. This project was aimed at providing decent housing for informal settlers living along waterways and other danger zones.

Sixto was also known for facilitating the dialogue between the urban poor communities and the government, as well as solving tensions among communities.


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Region:Asia Pacific

Country:The Philippines

Department/Province/State:Rizal

Nickname:Ka Jun

Sex1:Male

Date of Killing:15/02/2014

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Association of urban poor community of Malabon City

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

Sector Detail:Housing Rights, Land Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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