By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Taking the cudgels for the widow of slain anti-mining tribe leader in Bukidnon, bishops of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines (UCCP) wrote to President Benigno Aquino III seeking justice for Jimmy Liguyon. Liguyon, a UCCP leader, was shot to death in front of his family…
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Widows of the war against peoples and communities
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO and SIDLANGAN NATIVIDAD
They could have been paralyzed by depression and fear after losing their husbands suddenly and violently. But they chose to trek the dangerous road of the struggle for justice and for the defense of their land, livelihood and life.
Sharon Liguyon, realizing the need to fight for their land
Sharon found it unfortunate that it was only after her husband’s death she realized the value of fighting for their ancestral domain against mining companies and their hired mercenaries. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Sharon Liguyon, 36, would never forget how she fervently tried to convince her husband Jimmy to sign his…