IN PHOTOS | Samar farmers reveal use of Tokhang against farmer-activists

MANILA—Farmers from Eastern Visayas decried the spate of harassment and rights violations committed by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the said region in the guise of anti-narcotics operations. A protest rally to condemn the use of Duterte’s Oplan Tokhang to cracdown farmer-activists was held in front of the general headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at 10 o’clock in the morning today, March 1.

Presidente Duterte “Boy Ratrat” effigy, showing the image of Duterte as the head of all the human rights violations in the region pestering peasant communities like what rats do to their ricefields, was burned during the protest
Protesters called for the immediate pull-out of military troops from their villages
Northern Samar Small Farmers Association spoksperson Maricris Rosco exposed that the AFP’s 20th Infantry Battalion is now using Oplan Tokhang, the controversial anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police that has left at least 7,000 dead in police and vigilante operations as human rights groups claim, to commence it’s crackdown against legal activists
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Eastern Vista is an alternative media organization in Eastern Visayas. Stories of people in the struggle for justice and aid after super typhoon Yolanda inspired its creation in 2014. Eastern Vista is also a co-producer of Lingganay han Kamatuoran, a Waray-based radio magazine program airing since 2003. From Eastern Philippines, Eastern Vista shares the news and views from a people rising.

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