Tag: joseph canlas
Molina’s death, just like Joseph Canlas’, proves two things—justice in the country serves the affluent and wealthy and yet it remains elusive for the poor, deprived, and marginalized people, especially those who are vilified for standing up for their rights.
“Bulacan used to be a sprawling agricultural land that guaranteed the economic and nutritional needs of immediate communities,” recalled Antonio Flores, chairperson of Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA). “Now it’s a site of landgrabs, development aggression, and hardship for the farmers displaced by fake urbanization.” On May 12, the day after the death […]
Agri-workers on Joseph Canlas: ‘Jailed for firearms he didn’t possess, left to die with a virus he didn’t have upon arrest’May 11, 2021
Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) blamed the Duterte regime for the death of peasant leader Joseph Canlas the morning of May 11, 2021. According to the agri-worker federation, the police may not have gunned him down like it did to other progressive farmers, but they “abducted him without basis, imprisoned him despite his […]
The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) joins millions of peasants, fisherfolks, environmental defenders, human rights advocates and institutions in demanding justice for Joseph Canlas, a staunch food security champion. Canlas was illegally arrested last March 30, 2021 on trumped up-charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives and succumbed this morning of […]
“Elderly, ailing, and nursing detainees should be released and given immediate medical attention too, because their continued imprisonment only poses equal danger to their health and other prisoners. We do not want another Joseph Canlas, or another Baby River,” […]