End the Bloodbath! Defend Southern Tagalog!BAYAN USA decries the brutal string of killings and arrests on March 7 against activists in the Southern Tagalog region of the Philippines, which resulted in at least 9 deaths and 6 arrests at the hands of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
We hold President Duterte and his minions in the PNP and AFP wholly accountable, especially General Antonio Parlade Jr., Southern Luzon Commander of the AFP. Among those killed were Manny Asuncion (BAYAN Cavite Secretary General), Michael Dasigao & Makmak (members of an organization affiliated with KADAMAY, a federation of urban poor groups), and Chai Lemita Evangelista & Ariel Evangelista (members of environmental justice organization UMALPAS KA).
Those arrested include Steve Mendoza, Nimfa Lanzanas, Elizabeth Camoral, Eugene Eugenio, Dondong Bagsik, and Tatay Moises, all of whom are leaders and representatives across trade union, political prisoner, government employee, and peasant sectors.
Read the full statement via the images or our website: https://bayanusa.org/end-the-bloodbath-defend-southern…/
Don’t forget to register for the Emergency Rally: tinyurl.com/DefendST311