Fellow farmers and supporters pay tribute

to slain peasant leader Ka Fermin Lorico

 

Bayawan City, Oriental Negros

 

June 20, 2009

 

Related link: The Killing of Peasant Leader Fermin Lorico

 

 

 

 

“Ang pagkamatay sa isang bayani tulad ni Ka Fermin ay nagpapasiga ng sulo, isang libong sulo na lumiliyab sa bawat isa sa atin sa paghahanap ng katarungan at pagpapatuloy ng pakikibakang kanyang nasimulan”.

 

--- Danilo “KaDaning” Ramos,

    Secretary General of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
 

/p

/p

Photos courtesy of:

Kapunongan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmay’ng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

           
           

 

Kapunongan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmay’ng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
Door 9. Ancheta Comp., Siliman Extension, Dumaguete City ;
Email add: kaugmaonkmp@yahoo.com Tel # 422-6721
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEWS RELEASE
20 June 2009

Lorico’s Death Fires-Up People’s heart

As the slain militant farmer leader Fermin Lorico brought to his final resting place, people from different walks of life expressed condemnation of the brutal act. His death further fired up the hearts and minds of his fellow farmers and family members to continue Lorico’s struggle for his land and the peoples struggle for a genuine agrarian reform.

About 300 farmers, friends, relatives and comrades from different parts of the country came to Bayawan City to pay tribute to a great leader, a fallen comrade.

Fermin Lorico Jr. grieved over his father’s death but realized how loved he is not only by their family, “Wa ko magtuo nga ingon ani kapinangga si Papa sa mga tawo…Nagpasalamat among pamilya sa pakigduyog kanamo ug sa mga kaubanan ni Papa sa kasub-anan ug pagpangitag hustisya alang kaniya”.

Danilo “KaDaning” Ramos, Secretary General of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas tearfully said during Loricos Tribute, “Ang pagkamatay sa isang bayani tulad ni Ka Fermin ay nagpapasiga ng sulo, isang libong sulo na lumiliyab sa bawat isa sa atin sa paghahanap ng katarungan at pagpapatuloy ng pakikibakang kanyang nasimulan”.

Families, friends and comrades jointly vowed to continue Lorico’s cause for a genuine agrarian reform and to be vigilant and vocal on people’s issues, the likes of CARP, Oil Deregulation Law, EVAT, Biofuels Act of 2006 and the Charter Change and Con Ass pushed by Gloria and her cohorts as they.

Juliet Ragay of KAUGMAON reiterated that KAUGMAON will persist their call for HB3059 (Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill) and against anti-farmer and anti-people policies and laws of Gloria. KAUGMAON also urged the immediate STOP of the militarization of the countryside and immediate pull-out of the AFP in Negros Oriental Countryside before the farmers death count rise from the existing total of six since the last year quarter of 2008.

###

For Other Details, Please Contact:
Juliet Ragay
KAUGMAON-KMP


 

     
           
=          
==          
           
           
           


NEWS RELEASE
25 June 2009
 

Who’s Next?
Activists receive death threats after Lorico’s EJK

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Negros Oriental ( BAYAN – NegOr), Kapunongan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmay’ng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros ( KAUGMAON – KMP ), Promotion of Church People’s Response ( PCPR ) and KARAPATAN collectively address the mounting threats endangering the lives of the legitimate personalities in Negros Oriental.

Oplan Bantay Laya II gearing for magnified attacks against progressive groups and high profile critics of the Arroyo regime, bristled alarms raised by militant leader Fermin Lorico’s extrajudicial killing by unleashing death threats against progressive personalities.

PCPR’s main figure Joseph Lagorra, himself the subject of vilification campaigns and incessant surveillance work by suspected military agents divulged that on June 11, 2009, a day after Lorico was killed, suspicious motorcycle riding men came around near his residence. They solicited information from Lagorra’s neighbors regarding his routine activities and whereabouts. Lagorra maintains that since he confronted Yano last year on military atrocities notably the Sep. 8, 2008 bombing of Payao-payawan, Nagbinlod, Sta. Catalina, suspected military agents now trails his movements.

In a grudging display of impunity, a certain technical sergeant belonging to the 79th IB showed pictures of a personality duly recognized with the partylist AnakPawis. The brute sergeant declared to the witness that the personality is up for execution next to Lorico.

Meanwhile, unimpeachable sources furnish KARAPATAN with reports that an intelligence operative tagged an individual affiliated with KARAPATAN as one of the targets for neutralization.

The terrorist agenda of the state is plausibly defined by the recent brutalities in Negros Oriental. KAUGMAON counts two of its officers killed this year while key officials were swamped with fabricated lawsuits.

The Arroyo administration’s shameless carnage- from the demented internal security policy OBL II to the railroaded ConAss – showed its devious intent to prolong their residence in power thereby prolonging the people’s suffering and indignation.


Reference:

Ronald Dionaldo Juliet Ragay Joseph Lagorra Jose Luis Blanco
BAYAN- NegOr KAUGMAON – KMP PCPR KARAPATAN
 

**          

 

 
 

Google