Sunday, September 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Central Luzon farmers march to Clark Asean meet

/ 01:48 PM October 24, 2017
Central Luzon farmers marched on Tuesday (Oct. 24) to the Clark Freeport to condemn the killings of 91 peasants since the President started his term in 2016. Clark is hosting a meeting of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. President Duterte was scheduled to visit Clark on Tuesaday afternoon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Central Luzon farmers marched on Tuesday (Oct. 24) to the Clark Freeport to condemn the killings of 91 peasants since President Rodrigo Duterte started his term in 2016. Clark is hosting a meeting of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Duterte was scheduled to visit Clark on Tuesday afternoon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

ANGELES CITY — Condemning the deaths of 91 farmers under the term of President Rodrigo Duterte, 700 farmers from various parts of the Central Luzon region marched on Tuesday to the Clark Freeport, which is hosting an Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers assembly.

Policemen wielding shields and batons stopped members of the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL) from reaching the Clark main gate at about 11 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mr. Duterte was scheduled to grace the retirement of Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Edgar Fallorina at the Air Force City in Clark at 2 p.m. before making a courtesy call to the Asean secretary general and defense ministers at 5 p.m.

Speaking at a brief rally there, AMGL chair Joseph Canlas said President Duterte failed to fulfill his promise to implement genuine agrarian reform and improve the lot of poor farmers.

FEATURED STORIES

The protesters also criticized Mr. Duterte for selling out the country to “imperialist countries,” and ended their demonstration by burning the President’s photograph. They proceeded to join a caravan of farmers headed for Quezon City. /je

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asean Summit, Central Luzon, Clark, Farmers, march, ‎protest, rally
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

One year on, far right has transformed German politics

September 23, 2018 11:03 AM

globalnation

No Filipinos, so far, in deadly Tanzania ferry mishap – DFA

September 23, 2018 10:41 AM

lifestyle

That ’70s style

September 23, 2018 10:23 AM

newsinfo

Pagasa keeping eye on storm approaching PH

September 23, 2018 10:14 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.