Suspension of Disbelief

Resending The Open Letter to ALL Filipino LGBT Individuals, Organizations, and Allies Regarding LGBT Killings

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Since the initiative of MCCQC, SGO-Phils, OUTPhils, GABAY, IFTAS and other concerned LGBT individuals and formations last September 2009 we only have accounted a few cases (past cases were researched from news archives): Documenting these cases would provide our legislators ammunition to pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill pending in congress as well as lobbying for an Anti-Hate Crime Bill.

We make this call again to everyone: If you have heard or known of a murder or homicide case or any incident of violence which the LGBT community is targeted please send us the following information at the MCCQC e-mail metropolitancommunitychurchqc@gmail.com or IFTAS mtlacsamana@gmail.com. If you are a member of any of the participating organizations mentioned in this letter, contact your community leaders:

1. Name of the Victim

2. Age of the Victim

3. Profession of the Victim

4. Date of Crime

5. Circumstances how they were killed and how they were found

6. Notes or other information on the police investigation. When available, kindly inform us too of contact persons whom we can keep in touch with so we can verify and probe deeper into the case at hand.

Confidentiality regarding information on the victims and the respondents will be ensured. We all need to act to end the killings.

The information received will be used for dialogues with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Thank you very much! Peace and safety be with us all.

MCC

mccqc@ymail.com or rev.ceejay@yahoo.com

Rev. Ceejay Agbayani

Or

IFTAS

mtlacsamana@gmail.com

Mr. Marlon Lacsamana

Posted below are some of the cases documented and gathered from newspaper-archives (all names here are from these archives and the others are coded “unknown” to keep confidentiality):

1996 Pasig – Jay Lavarez (Project Staff, Reachout Foundation) – multiple stab wounds (murder) – unresolved

1998 Muntinlupa – Larry Arciaga (Salon owner) – multiple stab wounds (homicide) – unresolved

2003 Camp Panteleon Garcia, Cavite – Name unknown (unknown) – body found raped with multiple stab wounds – Unresolved

2004 QC – William Castro (DZAM radio announcer) – Unknown – unresolved

2004 QC – Joel Bensalla (Stay-in Beutician) – multiple stab wounds – robbery with homicide

2004 Muntinlupa – Lorna Dating (Lesbian House-help) – attempted rape and multiple stab wounds – unresolved

2004 Oriental Mindoro – Anonymous, Lesbian (Human Rights Lawyer, Vice-Mayor) – Extra Judicial Killing – Unresolved

2004 Oriental Mindoro – Anonymous, Lesbian (Human Rights Activist) – Extra Judicial Killing – Unresolved

2005 QC – Larry Estandarte (Researcher Rated K) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2005 QC – Father Robert Tanghal (Priest) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2005 QC – Joel Binsali (Beautician) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2005 QC – Carl Roman Santos (Advertising Consultant) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2005 QC – William Castro (Broadcaster) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2005 QC – Eli Pormaran (Entertainment Writer) – multiple stab wounds – resolved?

2005 Davao City – Roberto Barajan (Regional Director for Region 11 – TESDA) – multiple stab wounds (murder) – unresolved

2006 QC – Melchor Vergel de Dios (Fashion Designer) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2006 QC – Joselito Siervo (EP Pinoy Dream Academy) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2006 QC – Francisco Uy (Businessman) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2006 Bontoc, Mountain Province – Quenel dan Constancio (Student) – One stab wound at the heart (murder, homicide) – unresolved

2007 Davao City – Peter Rey Enriquez (Nursing Student) – Killed by Jay Mancao alyas Budok (disagreement on sex position) – resolved

2008 Jolo, Sulu – Romeo Lim (Salon owner) – gun-shot wounds – unresolved

2008 Jolo, Sulu – Jai Jillang (Unknown) – Stabbed and clubbed to death inside the police provincial headquarters in Jolo – Unresolved

2009 Iloilo – Epi Ramos (Doctor, HIV Advocate) – multiple stab wound – resolved?

2009 San Mateo, Rizal – VJ Rubio (Faculty – La Salle Antipolo, Writer) – strangulation (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2009 QC – Winton Ynion (Faculty – UE Recto, Palanca Awardee) – multiple stab wounds (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2009 Obando, Bulacan – Aries Alcantara (hairdresser) – gun-shot wounds – unresolved

2009 Dumaguete – Ambrosio Miguel Madamba (Doctor) – Multiple gun-shot wounds (murder) – unresolved

2009 Baguio City – Anonymous (unknown) – multiple stab wounds (homicide) – Unresolved

2009 Davao City – Jerrico Yu Uy (Photo Studio Owner) – Hit with blunt object on the head, found dead inside a drum filled with water – resolved?

2009 QC – Johnny Florencio C. Factora (Bank Official, PNB) – Strangulation (Homicide) – Unresolved

2009 Malabon City – Aries Alcantara (Hairdresser) – 2 bullet wounds – Unresolved

2010 Dumaguete – Jayfel Rayoso (2nd year Mass Communication Student, Siliman University) – strangled, tortured and slit at the neck (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2010 Iloilo – Matilde Sinolan (unknown – lesbian) – Gunshot on the face – Killer (Leonides Honejar) at large

2010 QC – Enrique Esguerra (unknown) – stabbed with ice pick and a plastic bag over his head (robbery with homicide) – unresolved

2010 Qatar (From Bauang, La Union) – Anonymous (nurse) – Suicide through hanging (foul play is suspected) – resolved?

2010 Bantay, Ilocos Sur – Jeffrey Pastor Pacleb (unknown) – Hit multiple times with big stone and stabbed multiple times by a 17 year old guy

2010 Bantay, Ilocos Sur – Gener del Castillo Bautista (unknown) – Multiple stabbed wounds by a 17 year old guy.

2010 Basilan – Rolando Francisco Jr. (Parlor Attendant) – Kidnapped and Summary Executed – Abu Sayyaf Group led by Senior Commander Furuji Indama.

2010 Basilan – Dariel Quintela (Parlor Attendant) – Kidnapped and Summary Executed – Abu Sayyaf Group led by Senior Commander Furuji Indama.

2010 Marikina City – Bern Ross Oriel (unknown) – Stabbed by scissors on the neck, face and nape – Unresolved

 

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