Instead of benefiting from the development projects, farmers could now hardly tend to their fields, afraid that soldiers would harass and brand them as members or supporters of the NPAs.
Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) marched to Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge this morning calling on President Benigno S. Aquino III to end extrajudicial killings of activists.
Mark B. Francisco, 27, a public school teacher of San Isidro Elementary School in Palanas, Masbate, and member of ACT Teachers’ Party-list was killed by unidentified gunmen last July 9. Due to continuing threats of violence against teachers, classes have been suspended in 14 schools in Palanas municipality.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Two teachers, where one is a member of the leftist group Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), were killed in just the first 10 days of the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, bringing the number of extrajudicial killings under his watch to four.
For Melchor Deinla, a 64 year-old farmer, the dream of owning the land they have been tilling was already within their reach when it was placed under CARP. But that was more than 13 years ago. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 49, January 20-26, 2008 Malacanang may have decided in favor of the…