Farmers in Buntog have been struggling for decades to assert their rights to the land, which they and their ancestors have lived in since 1911.
Month: January 2021
“Is [Año] justifying the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and PNP’s [Philippine National Police] massacre of five farm workers and caretakers? The mutilated genitals and broken fingers of Jhonatan and Niño Alberga? Is he justifying how the PNP Baras and the AFP’s 2nd Infantry Division are fermenting Vilma Salabao’s remains and continued refusal to turn them over to her family after three weeks, seven requests, and superficial requirements?” the group asked.
By DEE AYROSO
The 16 Tumandok leaders arrested were staunch defenders of their ancestral domain.
“I asked why they killed him, and they denied it. But I saw it with my own two eyes, they shot my husband.”
“…We are seeing yet again this pattern of non-observance to existing laws and inhumane treatment towards the accused.”
By DEE AYROSO
As we become the living testament of God’s epiphany in a broken world, let us rise up, and speak up, and be silent no more. Let our light uncover new and radical alternatives that usher new and better possibilities for the people. Let Jesus’ light hover our lives to eliminate the darkness that has blocked peace out of our land.
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Bookworm, activist and former legislator Mong Palatino shares with us the books he read in 2020.