Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sumilao Update: Metro Manila Leg - Day 6 & 7

The support for the Sumilao farmers' Walk for Justice continues to gain ground. Aside from the religious groups, NGOs, LGUs and even from several lawmakers, calls for support has reached cyberspace. Several bloggers, including yours truly, have lent our keyboards to the plight of the marches.

While we await the final decision of the Department of Agrarian Reform, the farmers who have endured everything mother nature threw at them remain steadfast. They are not begging for our mercy nor for handouts. They are merely reclaiming what is due them. These are indigenous people who are squatters in their own ancestral lands. Fate may have abandoned them to the rich and powerful but they remain strong in the belief that true justice will be served.

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day tomorrow, let us not forget that the Sumilao farmers are only a segment of Philippine society which continue to wallow in the quagmire of social inequity and seeks social justice. Many of our fellow Filipinos still suffer from an unkind social class and a beholden government.

I will continue to update the list of bloggers who have cared to aid these helpless people.

Here are the cyber-warriors who have given the Sumilao farmers a voice in cyberspace:

Pedestrian Observer
AWB-Arbet Bernardo: Sumilao Sa Metro Manila
The Equalizer: Boss Danding
The Four-eyed Journal
Oddball by Mayor Jesse Robredo: Sumilao Walk
Manila Bay Watch
Loves an Ocean
Planet Naga
Postcard Headlines
The Antisocial
Thirty Thousand Fishes
The Citizen On Mars
Ellen Tordesillas
Gari Lazaro
Uniffors: On Patricia Evangelsita's Column
Ibangon Ang Bayan: Ang Makabagong Lumad
You can show your support for the Sumilao Farmers here.