Posted by exodians on December 29, 2008
A Filipino farmer leader killed!
Ka Vic , was shot dead Saturday late afternoon, by an unidentified man ,during a fiesta celebration in his hometown in Malabog , Davao City. Three bullets were pumped into his head. The gunman , said to be in his youth, fearlessly approached him and fired at him at point blank range, in front of several witness, in broad daylight. The murderer walked away from the scene of the crime with only a towel (Good Morning) hiding his face, later boarding a red motorcycle with the driver wearing a ski mask. It was also learned that another motorcycle (a backup) with two persons on board followed the gunman’s getaway vehicle.
Read the press statement at: http://asianfarmers.org/?p=578
What is going on?
“Ang lupang ito’y sa atin…kay Pedro, Maria, kay Juan at Jose”
Is this the Philippine dark memories of the 1980’s?
Have we not learned from the experience?
It is happening again!
Who the hell is the architect of this come back?
- The Philippine 1970 scenario is repeating; youtube video search iligan city bombing
Watch out for Con-Ass!
Implementation of Martial law – Hesus nga maloloy-on, ayaw itugot!
- 1980 scenario is building up – armed conflict, Human Rights Violation: assassination – extra judicial killing. Latest condemnation statement on the Slaying of Ka Vic Paglinawan – peasant leader.
26 November 2008
Contact Persons: Jesus Vicente Garganera (0915-3153719); Ernesto Lim Jr. (0927-9347932)
AR Now!’s Statement of Condemnation on the Slaying of Ka Vic Paglinawan
The People’s Campaign for Agrarian Reform Network (AR Now!) would like to express its strongest condemnation of the senseless and cowardly slaying of Ka Vic Paglinawan.
Ka Vic was a soft spoken, mild-mannered and yet effective peasant leader and cooperative manager.
He has also been one of the major pillars of PAKISAMA’s growth as one of the strongest and biggest peasant federation in Mindanao and in the Philippines.
His leadership has also allowed PAKISAMA as the only national peasant federation that has survived a major split and was able to regain the unity of the whole federation.
Although his cooperative and peasant group can already be considered “secured” as its members are already awarded agrarian reform beneficiaries and are, in fact, part of a multi-million and highly successful cooperative. Ka Vic still actively engaged in advocacy work for the rights of other farmers who have remained landless and in poverty.
In fact, he was very much involved in organizing and in the preparation for the holding of a major
mass action in Davao City in December 3 for the calling of the immediate passage of the extension of CARP funding and the reforming of the CARP law, when he was unexpectedly slain by apparently hired assassins.
We hope that Ka Vic’s slaying would not dampen the resolve of the peasant movement in Davao but rather inspire us to continue the struggle for which Ka Vic has stood for.
We pray that the perpetrators of this heinous crime be immediately brought to justice.
We also would like to extend our sincerest condolence to the family of Ka Vic.
And we commit to continue the mission that Ka Vic has committed his entire life to — giving every landless tiller the chance to own the land he/she tills and the opportunity for a decent life.