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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Philippines: 1. What is the CAFGU? 2. Do authorities have financial programs to assist the livelihood and reorientation of former rebels? Do they extend to former rebels who live overseas, such as Australia? How long is the program offered for? 3. Does the government have special protection/security programs to ensure the safety and security of former rebels? 4. Is there reporting that the NPA or the Philippine security forces harass or attack 'rebel returnees'? Particularly, are 'rebel returnees' that have not been politically active for a decade targeted? 5. Is there reporting of NPA or security force attacks on former CPP-NPA members that were in non-combatant roles? 6. Is there any country information indicating that blacklists of NPA/former NPA members exist? 7. Deleted. 8. Can you provide some background on Bayan Muna?

29 September 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. Please provide any relevant information about the purported murder of Victor Gardose. Did it take place on 27 December 2006 at the annual fiesta? 2. If so, has anyone been arrested and tried for his murder? 3. Are there any reports of witnesses of the killing being threatened or harmed? 4. Please provide any information about the motivation for the killing(s), including any information about the suspected involvement of an ex-Mayor called Exmundo. 5. Please provide an update on state protection in the Philippines, including the level of police protection, and whether or not witnesses of violent crimes/political assassinations would be adequately protected

7 January 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. Please provide a brief overview of the political platform of the Bayan Muna party. 2. Please provide information on whether Bayan Muna members have been targeted by the authorities or other groups. Are there reports of campaigners being targeted? Or is the mistreatment restricted to leaders and electoral candidates? 3. Please provide information on whether the state has provided protection to Bayan Muna members. Have episodes of mistreatment been investigated and prosecuted?

27 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. Please provide background to the Municipal elections in Tanauan, Batangas. How frequent, which parties were involved in May 2004, how do they differ, who was successful and who was declared the winner almost 2 years later? 2. Is there evidence of violence in the town around the election time? 3. Is there evidence of political campaigners being harassed in municipal elections? 4. Where is Tanauan located? 5. Anything else of relevance

11 September 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. What is the history and current legal situation of the Akbayan political party, in Batangas and nationally? 2. Do you have details of its office holders and contact ddresses? 3. Is there evidence of harassment of the party and its members/supporters by the armed forces, in Batangas and nationally, particularly in Manila? 4. Would anyone suffering such harassment be able to gain state protection?

2 June 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. Is there any general information about police and local official corruption in Bulacan? 2. Is there any information about discrimination due to disabilities in a family?

May 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. Is there any information which would indicate that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is conducting taxation operations in the area of Lanao del Norte? 2. Please provide an update on the peace negotiations in regard to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

18 April 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. What is the geographic range of the RHB (Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan), also referred to as the RHB-ABB? 2. What is the relationship between the RHB and the NPA? (Is it such that the NPA would pursue RHB targets?) 3. It appears that the RHB targets government officials (including municipal officials). Is there evidence that they also target their families? 4. Do RHB acts of violence show any priorities, eg. political assassinations, criminal activities, fund-raising etc?

21 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Philippines: 1. present relations with the authorities; 2. whether they are still maintaining an armed struggle; 3. whether present 'revolutionary taxes' are simply extortion demands by criminal remnants; 4. the extent to which government action can be sought /obtained; and 5. in any event, whether such a situation prevails in Pasig / Metro Manila

25 January 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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