“We will hold accountable all those who committed these grave human rights violations against the farmers and the people.”
Tags: Sagay massacre
By DEE AYROSO
“We need to show them that we are not buying their story line– the victims are the ones being blamed and a child survivor is being forced to pin down innocent persons for the crime.”
Lester has repeatedly said he could not identify the perpetrators since it was very dark when the incident took place. The police kept on hounding the child, to force upon him the “distorted narrative of the PNP [Philippine National Police] and the military.”
“The deployment of more state security forces in the province and in the whole Negros Island would not lead to the so-called peace and order. They are there primarily to protect the interests of big landlords who still lord over the Island.”
In an urgent alert posted at Karapatan – Negros Facebook account, the printed photos were thrown inside one of the houses of a local peasant leader there.
Ni ROMMEL PIPOY LINATOC Isa, ang deka-dekadang kasaysayan ng KAGUTUMAN Dalawa, pang-aalipin at kalabisan Tatlo, panginoong nagpapasasa sa TUBO Apat, punglo ng mga berdugo Lima, mga balitang mapanlinlang Anim, pangdarahas sa LUPANG pinagyaman Pito, mga tsinelas na duguan at pamilyang iniwan Walo, mga buhay na siniil at kinitil Siyam, mga kaluluwang sumisigaw ng KATARUNGAN!!!
“It is time to be relevant and breathe life to the letters of the law and make it as a potent tool to attain justice.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – As far as Katherine Panguban is concerned, there is no such thing as a “lazy Sunday.” Everyday, the 30-year-old lawyer said, is…
“We are the victims and survivors yet we are the ones being accused and slapped with cases.” – Rene Manlangit, chairperson of NFSW in Barbara, Sagay
Too bad, that even before the massacre of nine farm workers in Sagay, Negros Occidental has been thoroughly investigated, President Duterte is already echoing the military and police line. Landless farmers, he said, were seizing agricultural lands from the “original tenants after the [sugar] harvest…using violence and intimidation, backed up by the New People’s Army…
The telenovela spin of state security forces never erases the fact that the Sagay massacre is yet another proof of the failure of government to render social justice to the tillers of the land.