Republic of the Philippines
Commission on Human Rights – IX
JMS Building, Nuñez Extension, Zamboanga City
Tel. No. (062) 9930735/ (062)9932869

January 2020 to June 2020 REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION REPORT
For CHR Regional Office IX
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I.

Introduction

Region IX, also known as the Zamboanga Peninsula, consists of three (3) provincesProvinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur, one (1) highly
urbanized city- Zamboanga City, and four (4) component cities- Cities of Isabela, Dapitan, Dipolog
and Pagadian.
This Regional Human Rights Situation Report seeks to present the human rights situation
in the region including violations of civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights as
well as violations committed against different vulnerable sectors, to wit, Women, Children and
LGBTQI (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queer and Intersex, the IDPs (Internally
Displaced Persons), PWDs (Persons with Disabilities), PDLs (Persons deprive of liberty), Elderly,
Migrant Workers, Indigenous People, Human Rights Defenders. The said report will lay down
current issues and concerns affecting these sectors, the cases involving them as reported and
investigated by the regional office and other related activities in relation to protection and promotion
of their rights.
In addition to the above, this report will also present different task and activities performed
and accomplished by the regional office in the promotion and protection of the rights of the people
especially those in the marginalized sectors.

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Regional Human Rights Situation
Civil and Political Rights
Extrajudicial Killings

Per regional record covering January this year until the present, the Regional Office was
able to investigate only one (1) case of extrajudicial killing. This case was filed last March 12, 2020
and is still pending investigation.

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