UMA Isabela documented at least 50 cases of forced surrenders. Meanwhile, the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) said that forced surrenders reduced their membership of 12,000 sugar workers to only around 6,000.
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“The RPA has since operated simultaneously as armed goons of Negros landlords and politicians and auxiliary force of the AFP,”
Among the legal personalities whose faces are on the poster are Karapatan-Negros secretary general Clarizza Singson, Zara Alvarez of the Negros Island Health Integrated Program, UMA secretary general John Lozande, NFSW secretary general Christian Tuayon, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers-Negros secretary general Benjamin Ramos, Escalante Councilor Bernardino Patigas, Julius Dagatan, Ronald Evidente, Ma Rina Amacio, Rogina Quilop, Lary Ocena and Anecita Rojo.
The bungkalan has been the NFSW’s campaign since 2008 for sugar workers to survive Tiempo Muerto or “dead season”, the period between planting and harvesting sugarcane. It usually lasts five months from April to September resulting to massive hunger among the farm workers.
By RITCHE T. SALGADO
A group of sugar workers in Negros island was shocked to learn that the price of sugar in some parts of the country has reached a high of P60 per kilo amid news of an apparent crisis on the supply of the commodity.
By Karl G. Ombion Bulatlat.com BACOLOD City – In an isolated highway of Hacienda Emma, Barangay (village) Manapla town, more than 50 kms north of this city, two motorcycle-riding men in ski masks blocked and shot Sanito Bargamento at around 3:15 p.m. Friday. Bargamento, a member of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), was driving…
BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luson News Service Posted by Bulatlat.com Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will visit the country next month to investigate killings of labor leaders and organizers and repression of the labor sector. San Fernando, Pampanga—Alarmed by the unabated killing of political activists, world labor leaders will…