Mil­i­tant groups hold protest on Boni­fa­cio Day

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY GLAZYL Y. MASCULINO

SOME 500 mem­bers of mil­i­tant groups in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal called on the gov­ern­ment to ad­dress prob­lems on land re­form, and killings through a protest held on An­dres Boni­fa­cio Day in Bacolod City Fri­day, Novem­ber 30.

While hold­ing plac­ards and tar­pau­lins, the pro­test­ers marched from dif­fer­ent ar­eas in the city and si­mul­ta­ne­ously con­ducted short pro­grams at the Foun­tain of Jus­tice and Bacolod Wel­come Marker.

The groups con­tinue to seek jus­tice for the death of nine farm­ers who were bru­tally mas­sa­cred in Sa­gay City, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal on Oc­to­ber 20.

They also seek jus­tice for the killing of hu­man rights lawyer Ben­jamin Ramos Jr., who was mur­dered by two uniden­ti­fied armed men in Ka­bankalan City on Novem­ber 6.

The groups also called on the gov­ern­ment to ad­dress the al­leged mil­i­ta­riza­tion in the coun­try, the wage of small work­ers and teach­ers, and con­trac­tu­al­iza­tion.

They are also ask­ing the gov­ern­ment to look into the is­sue of gen­uine land re­form, par­tic­u­larly in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.*

ER­WIN NICAVERA

MIL­I­TANT and pro­gres­sive groups in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal hold a protest rally in Bacolod City on Boni­fa­cio Day Fri­day.

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