Further to our earlier appeal, we would like to share some of the select photographs from concerned individuals in cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, among the hardest hit areas in northern Mindanao, have been posting online and in social networking sites illustrating the immensity of damage left by tropical storm Sendong.
The purpose of sharing does not mean we claim ownership of these photographs or disregarded intellectual property rights of those who own them. We support the users of Iligan’s online community that the importance of sharing information could help in understanding the depth and magnitude of the disaster that the people have yet to come to terms.
We also observed that there are also practical difficulties in tracing the original owner of the photographs. Therefore, should one of your photos appear or you know who own the photographs, kindly inform us the soonest as possible. We would respect the owner’s request should they wish their photos removed or otherwise.
For more information, read our earlier appeal: AHRC-UAC-249-2011 and statement: AHRC-STM-208-2011.
Urgent Appeals Desk
Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (email@example.com)