Philippine human rights activists call for justice for slain “Negros 14” farmers

VANCOUVER —  Their numbers may be few, but it did not stop members of various human rights groups to condemn the latest killing in the Philippines, involving fourteen farmers in Negros Province.

They were killed in an alleged anti-criminality campaign by local police.

The farmers were tagged as fronts for communist rebels.

Advocates wanted Canadians to know that extra judicial killings continue in the Philippines.

“We are all inter-connected, whats happening in the PH is connected to our struggles anywhere in the world…we should be in solidarity whenever there is injustice.”

They also delivered an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte at the Philippine consulate in Vancouver, calling for justice on the death of the Negros 14.

Human rights group members, however, were unable to get an audience with consulate officials, who were busy with meetings for the upcoming midterm polls.

The activities were part of a global day of action to call for justice for the Negros Farmers.

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