Wednesday, October 28, 2020
More

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    Advocates form ‘Luisita Watch’ to highlight troubles in Cojuangco plantation

    By: InterAksyon.com
    The online news portal of TV5
    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/81155/advocates-form-luisita-watch-to-highlight-troubles-on-cojuangco-plantation
    MANILA, Philippines — Organizations and individuals advocating genuine land reform on Thursday formed the “Luisita Watch” network to support the struggle of farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries in the vast Tarlac sugar estate owned by the Cojuangco family, to which President Benigno Aquino III belongs, amid renewed tensions there.

    Among those who signed up with Luisita Watch at its launching at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication in Diliman, Quezon City, were actress Angeli Bayani and Cine Filipino best actor Karl Medina.

    A statement released by the network warned that, “if real land distribution is not immediately carried out and if terror continues to reign in the area, we just might see a situation not unlike the one which led to the tragic Hacienda Luisita Massacre of 2004.”

    Farmers in Hacienda Luisita have accused the Tarlac Development Corporation of trying to wrest away some 400 hectares from them, destroying their farms and structures in preparation for a commercial project.

    Luisita Watch claimed the government was “being grossly complicit with the Cojuangco-Aquino clan’s aggressive efforts to retain control of Hacienda Luisita.”

    It also worried that the Supreme Court decision upholding the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 might limit their use of the Internet, which Christopher Garcia, spokesman of the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita, called the “only consistent medium in the last couple of years through which the travails of the Luisita farm workers with deception and terror have been heard.”

    Other members of Luisita Watch are Rafael Mariano of Paeng Mariano of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, former Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza, Anakpawis Representative Fernando Hicap, UP CMC Associate Dean Danilo Arao, the Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, Tanggol Magsasaka, People’s Alliance for Genuine Agrarian Reform, Promotion of Church People’s Response, National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates-Youth, Karapatan, and the Student Alliance for Democratic Rights in UP.

    LUISITA WATCH
    ——————————————–
    For genuine land reform & justice!

    Visit the Luisita Watch Facebook Page

    Follow @LuisitaWatch on Twitter


    LUISITA WATCH
    For genuine land reform & justice!

    Visit the Luisita Watch Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/luisitawatch1

    Follow @LuisitaWatch on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/LuisitaWatch

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    Don't Miss

    HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS PERPETUATED BY PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

    Statement of the High-Level Delegation of church, union, political, and foundation leaders on extreme human rights violations occurring in the Philippines 1. High Level Delegation  From...

    PCPR-HK Statement on Red-tagging

    TERRORIST TAGGING ONLY STRENGTHENS NCCP’s FAITH IMPERATIVES TO SERVE THE POOR, THE DEPRIVED AND OPPRESSED  The Promotion of Church Peoples’ Response-Hong Kong Chapter (PCPR-HK) vehemently...

    Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National Council of Churches of the Philippines, restore the peace talks

    November 7, 2019 Ret Maj Gen Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary, Dept of National Defence DND Building, Segundo Ave. Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110; Email: publicaffairs.dnd@gmail.com Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National...

    Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila

    4 November 2019 Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila The Asia Pacific Coalition...

    Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social activists in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

    November 5, 2019 Hon Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland E-mail: registry@ohchr.org Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.