• Baguio City, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines

URGENT ALERT: Surface Dexter Capuyan and Gene Roz Jamil De Jesus

[Cordillera Human Rights Alliance]

May 3, 2023

We express deep concern for the safety and well-being of Dexter Capuyan and Gene Roz Jamil De Jesus.

According to the report CHRA received from their families, Dexter and Gene have been missing since the evening of April 28. Their last contact was on April 28, 9:00 PM somewhere in Taytay, Rizal.

Dexter, a Bontoc-Ibaloi-Kankanaey, is from La Trinidad, Benguet and was in Rizal to seek medical attention according to his family. Gene is from Bulacan.

The military and police accuse Dexter of being a leader of the Chadli Molintas Command, the New People’s Army operating in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, with a Php1,850,000.00 bounty for his arrest.

Thus, we believe that state security units have them in custody and fear for their safety and well-being. We urge whoever holds them to surface them immedieately, respect their rightsand treat them humanely.

We also appeal to the public to assist in searching and verifying their location and situation.

For any information on their whereabouts, please contact CHRA's hotline: 0918 919 9007.