DE GUZMAN, Jeland V.

Jeland was recruited as a member of the University Belt Ecumenical Student Ministry (UBESM) of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines 1982. He was a community youth organizer for SCM assigned in the area of Kamuning for a while. He then transferred to the national office as part of the campaigns team. Jeland was a propaganda and distribution officer of the entire national sectoral organization during his day. He worked full time both for SCMP and KM until he transferred to the peasant movement in 1987. He was a national staff of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas acting as security officer of then peasant leader and now Congressman Rafael "Ka Paeng" Mariano. In 1988, became a disaster worker with the Citizen's Disaster Response Center. He served as a disaster worker for more than a decade where he also met an accident while doing relief operations work for Typhoon Reming in 2007. He was forced to rest and was unable to work for more than a year. When Jeland died in 2013, he was already preparing to go back to full time service to the Filipino people.

 

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