We hold Rodrigo Duterte, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and their armed agents responsible for the abduction and murder of Elena Tijamo, an official of the Farmers Development Center (Fardec) in Cebu.
We commiserate with her family as they grieve and demand justice for her death.
Tijamo was abducted in June 2020 in her home in Bantayan, Cebu and went missing for over a year. It is the height of the regime’s cruelty that she was surfaced dead on the day when Filipino families commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared. Family members found her body in a funeral parlor in Mandaluyong City on August 30 after being informed by an unidentified caller.
Tijamo was targeted by the NTF-ELCAC because of her work with a non-government organization that offers paralegal and educational services to farmers in Central Visayas. Fardec has been repeatedly Red-tagged by the regime. Weeks before she was abducted, Tijamo was placed under surveillance by the police and elements of the regime’s intelligence arms.