We fear that the most recent killings of Filipino peace and peasant rights activist Randall Echanis and that of human rights and community health worker Zara Alvarez by suspected agents of the Philippine military just a couple of weeks apart are not the last under the undeclared martial law regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. Malaya Movement Canada expresses its gravest concerns and its angry condemnation of the continuing death threats against the human rights defenders in Negros.
It is such a heavy toll for us to learn of what has become the latest killing fields in the Philippines, specifically in Negros island.
Malaya Movement Canada mourns the loss of families, who are majority rural poor, affected by the intensified violence. We enjoin all freedom-loving kababayans to call the Duterte administration to end these vicious attacks against our own people.