We demand land, peace, and justice," said AMGL
leader Joseph Canlas.
Tucay, an AMGL
organizer in Nueva Ecija, was arrested by soldiers in March last year, according to the rights group Karapatan.
Contrary to the military's report, AMGL
said the four women were arrested in the Nueva Ecija town of Gen.
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.
The drought, a result of El NiNo or the warming of temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, either stopped farmers from planting or damaged crops leading to income losses, said Joseph Canlas, chair of the Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL
Joseph Canlas, chair of the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL
), said in an interview yesterday that the Ombudsman's resolution could show "patterns through which public funds were stolen using farmers as innocent victims."