The president was depicted as a pest that ruins farmers’ lives. Other illustrations presented him as “Boy Ratrat”, a rat holding a rifle and “Bomba King”, a snail with a bomb as his shell – depicting the killings of farmers around the country, with victims now numbering to 91.
Category: Agrarian Reform
On Oct. 25, thousands of farmers from around the Philippines will march to Mendiola.
Twenty-eight buses bound for Manila for the peasant rally on Oct. 25 were held by police in Quezon.
“Land is life.”
“We cannot allow this reign of impunity to continue. We demand justice and an end to the killing spree.
Despite the environmental degradation plantations cause and the harmful toxic chemicals they use, their proclivity for land grabbing and the low wages they pay, the Duterte administration has allocated another 1.6 million hectares for the expansion of plantations.
As landlessness and other root causes of poverty remain unaddressed, the greatest irony persists: that those who work hard to produce food have nothing to put on their own plates.
For more than 30 years, BTL farmers have been in a deadlock with the CMU administration over 517 hectares of land.
Some 5,000 peasants will gather in Cebu City from Oct. 17 to 20 to bring the issues of hunger, land and justice.
Progressive peasant and fisherfolk groups will hold a series of campaign in the capital this month.
“The marching order to reject Mariano came directly from Malacañang and President Duterte.” — KMP