URGENT ALERT: Two women activists were brought by soldiers for “questioning”


Mrs. Gloria O. Jandayan of Brgy. Macabalan along with her daughter Gleceria J. Balangiao an RMP-NMR lay worker were brought by a certain CPT. Lorefel Judaya INF, Intel Officer 1st SFBn to their office at Barangay Mampayag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon for unspecified “questions and verifications” early this morning.

Details to follow.


Two women human rights defenders from Cagayan de Oro City have been forcibly brought to a military camp earlier today, February 11.

A certain CPT. Lorefel Judaya INF, Intel Officer of 1st SFBn went to the home of Mrs. Gloria O. Jandayan in Brgy. Macabalan. She was first broughtto the Barangay Hall for questioning on the allegation that she is Medic of the New People’s Army. She was later informed that she needs to be brought to the Philippine Army’s 1st SF Batallion camp in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon for further questioning.

Gloria and her daughter, Gleceria Balangiao, demanded for an arrest warrant and refused to go with the Cpt. Judaya when the latter failed to produce said warrant. But Judaya was insistent on bringing Gloria with him, and Gleceria then decided to accompany her mother to ensure her safety.

As of 10:30 am, Gleceria was able to send a message that they are being held at the 4th IDPA camp in Patag, Cagayan de Oro City and their phones are about to be confiscated. Nothing was heard from them since.

Mrs. Jandayan is a Barangay health worker and is the point person of Makabayan Partylists to assist beneficiary patients in the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC). Jandayan is also a Gabriela Women’s Party member. Gleceria has been a member of Panday Bulig and is currently working with the Rural Missonaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region.

Source: Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Region

Date: February 11, 2019