Sunday, June 07, 2009

Katarungan para kay Ka Rene Peñas!

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Gari Lazaro posted an announcement to the cause Justice to Ka Rene Peñas, Justice to All Farmers!.

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Magandang Gabi sa Lahat!

Habang sinusulat ko ito ay patuloy pa rin ang pagdagsa ng mga solidarity statements para kundenahin ang brutal na pagpaslang kay Ka Rene Peñas.

Kanina ay nagpahayag na ng pormal sa kanilang kundemnasyon ang lider ng Kaya Natin!, Bro. Eddie Villanueva ng Bagong Pilipinas Movement, Sen. Mar Roxas ng Liberal Party at Bishop Broderick Pabillo ng CBCP-NASSA/Archdiocese of Manila.

Natapos na rin ang sinasagawang Factfinding ng Balaod Mindanaw hinggil sa pagkamatay ni Ka Rene at para sa kabuuan ng report ay maaring basahin rito: http://landwatch.i.ph/blogs/landwatch/2009/06/07/balaod-mindanaw-fact-finding-team-on-the-death-of-ka-rene-penas/.

Gayundin, bukas ng umaga (Hunyo 8) ay magsasagawa ng PRESS CONFERENCE upang ibahagi ang resulta ng Fact Finding at ang planong dalhin sa Maynila ang katawan ni Ka Rene para sa apat na araw na luksang parangal.

Inaanyayahan din ang lahat na dumalo sa Banal na Misa para Kay Nong Rene bukas, 4:30 PM sa Ateneo College Chapel (Immaculate Conception Chapel of Loyola School), Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City sa pangunguna ng Simbahang Lingkod Bayan.

Patuloy pa rin pong tumatanggap ng tulong at donasyon ang pamilyang Penas at maari po itong ipadala sa: Account Name: PAMBANSANG KILUSAN NG MGA SAMAHANG MAGSASAKA Banco De Oro Katipunan Branch, SA 570013841 at mangyaring paki-fax ang deposit slip sa tel. 434-2079.

Muli, maraming salamat po sa inyong patuloy na panalangin at panawagan para sa katarungan para kay Nong Rene!








Dear Comrades and Colleagues,

Rene Peñas the farmer leader of Sumilao was shot dead last night June 5, 2009 at around 11:00 p.m. on his way home with two other companions. His two companions are in the hospital but Ka Rene did not survive.

He had led the struggle to gain the land in Sumilao since the late 1990s and this culminated in the long walk from Sumilao to Manila to fight for their right to get the law implemented. They won it and they are now tilling the land.....but he did not stop working for the cause of agrarian reform...he could have chosen to lead a quiet life and enjoy the land they won....he saw the need to continue serving the farmers by helping in the organization of campaigns especially to get back land and have CARP extended with reforms.They just got the CARPER with the pain of arrest on the night it was approved by HOR.

The last time we saw each other was in the red carpet showing of Lupang Hinarang. He spoke eloquently about the farmers are now educating the government about the law because they are demanding the implementation of the law not anything extra ordinary.I congratulated him for the inspiring work he was doing...it was a long way from the seminars we were conducting in the hills of Bukidnon. We hugged each other and I said goodbye..... .I did not know that was the last time we will see each other.

It is transactional politics and arrogant politics that support these killings. This government must be held accountable with the death of Ka Rene and the numerous people who have stood up for their rights.

We will carry on Ka Rene...magpadayon gyud mi.....para nimo ug sa tanan naghatag ng ilang kinabuhi aron mabuhi gud ang nasud.Salamat Ka Rene.

Let us show our outrage write and make statements condemning the killing and write letter of sympathy to PAKISAMA who can bring the letters to his family.

Tumindig Tayo.....

dinky

Related Link: SUMILAO FARMER LEADER GUNNED DOWN
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/164242/Sumilao-farmer-leader-gunned-down

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