Union leader, peasant father and son killed


Dandy Miguel, worker of Fuji Electric Philippines and union president of the Lakas ng Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Fuji Electric Philippines, was gunned down at the gate of the enclave in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna on March 28. He was also the vice chairperson of the Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan.

Miguel spearheaded the fight of their union for an annual wage increase which will be be implemented in the next three years, as well as the implementation of health measures against Covid-19. He was the 10th activist killed in the region in March.

In Camarines Norte, the 96th IB killed father and son Louis Buenavente and Jetly Buenavente on March 19. The soldiers were pursuing a unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) which raided police troops at Purok 6, Barangay Dumagmang, Labo in Camarines Norte when they chanced upon the victims. They were later presented as Red fighters. The faces of the victims were broken and they also sustained gunshot wounds in the chest.

Bombing. More than 15,000 residents of 15 Mangyan communities were forced to evacuate due to the 203rd IBde’s artillery shelling of barangays along the boundary of Mansalay and Roxas, Oriental Mindoro from March 25 to 26. Most affected by the shelling are the residents of Panaytayan, in Mansalay, and San Vicente in Roxas.

Abduction. Soldiers of the 203rd IBde abducted siblings Kadlos and Jeremy Lukmay, residents of Sitio Kilapnit, Barangay Panaytayan, in the morning of March 25. Kadlos is pregnant and a teacher, while his younger sibling is a student. They are yet to be surfaced by the military.

Union leader, peasant father and son killed