No whitewash in Sagay massacre probe, various groups urge

News Philippines Oct 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm

sagay-01MANILA – Various groups protested the massacre of nine farmers in Hacienda Nene, Purok Pine Tree Bulanon village, Sagay City. They trooped to the gates of the Department of National Defense and Camp Crame Quezon City to denounce the October 20 killing of peasants.

The massacre victims, all members of National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NSFW), had just begun their Land Cultivation Activity or ‘Bungkalan’ in the 75 hectares area of Hacienda Nene. Owned by a certain Carmen Tolentino, it is covered by the government’s agrarian reform program yet remains undistributed to this day.

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