Why Negros?

Features Philippines Sep 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

WhyNegrosRepost-848x478By Rosario Guzman

(This article was originally published in the January-March 2019 issue of the Karapatan Monitor at the heels of a spate of killings of farmers and rights defenders in Negros)

All over the Philippines, 207 peasants have already been killed as of March 31 since the start of the Duterte administration – 50 of the killings occurred in Negros. Three of the 15 peasant massacres nationwide happened in the island, claiming 29 out of 31 precious farmers’ lives.

People have come to ask, why kill the hands that feed the nation? But another resounding question is why Negros?

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