By PR | 10:00 PM December 10, 2020
Members of the Trinidad-Talibon Integrated Farmers Association (TTIFA) on Thursday marked the 72nd International Human Rights Day by marching seven kilometers down from their farms to the town center of Trinidad to protest the intensifying militarization in their community.
In a Facebook post, Hugpong sa Mag-uumang Bol-anon (Humabol) said TTIFA members called for a stop to redtagging and demand the pulling out of military troops, defunding and abolition of NTF-ELCAC and the junking of E.O. 70 and the Anti-Terror Law.
Humabol said state forces have been terrorizing the community by harassing the members, attempting to dismantle the organization, and even filing ridiculous complaints against TTIFA leaders.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines) said farmers are also the most constant victims of militarization and red tagging.