10 Years IPON: Click through the Gallery 8 Oktober 2016 Categories: General information, Nationwide As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration we are launching our #10yearsIPON-photo campaign. Starting today we will post photos of IPON partners, friends and human rights activists that have been part of our project for the past 10 years. First is Jessie J. Colegado – vice president of PADATA. PADATA is an organization of indigenous people in Bukidnon, that IPON has been working with since January 2012. Our partner this week, for the #10yearsIPON photo campaign, is Zara Alvarez. She is a Human Rights Defender from Negros Occidental which suffers under two trump up charges against her, which were a result of dedication to uncover Human Rights Violations and report them. Temporarily, she was even in prison because of one of the charges. Both cases are still pending since they are constantly postpone for more than 1 ½ years now. For further information about her case have a look on our blog under https://iponnegros.wordpress.com/ Datu Vergilio Aslag is the tribal and community chief from our Partner PADATA. PADATA is an organization of indigenous people in Bukidnon, that IPON has been working with since January 2012. Check our new blog article on PADATA (in german): http://bit.ly/2bpC1aN The picture shows Eric Joseph A. Cornejo. For several years now, Eric has been a invaluable counselor and good friend from IPON. He supports the team with his knowledge and skills especially of the region Mindanao and stands for us with advice and help to the side. Danilo A. Reyes is the Deputy Executive Director of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which monitors and lobbies human rights since 1984. It seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region. Through exchange of information and perspectives during our projects on Red-Baiting and the Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders, Danilo has been a valuable ressource person and a good friend of IPON Dino Diaz has been active with Partido Manggagawan (PM) Negros since his youth. IPON has first met Dino as community organizer assigned to the Hacienda Salud Farmworkers Association (HASAFAWA). As such he followed Rolando Panggo, who was murdered due to his activism for HASAFAWA in 2014. IPON is working on both the HASAFAWA and the Panggo case.