Monday, December 10, 2007

Sumilao Update: Metro Manila Leg - Day 8

A recovering Gari Lazaro this morning updated me on the Sumilao farmers' activities for the week and their condition. They are currently camped at the Dept. of Agrarian Reform. Their meals are being provided by seminarians and daily masses are celebrated by concerned clergy.

The Inquirer is intently monitoring their case with columnist Patricia Evangelista sharing her view and PDI's editorial today tackles the issue. The farmers will march to the Commission on Human Rights to submit the Sumilao Human Rights Declaration. They will also walk to the HLURB office for land use classification. Noel Cabangon will perform in their camp after the walk.

Tomorrow, former DAR officials, former DAR secretaries, Abad, Garilao, Morales and usecs, Bulatao, Olano, and Soliman, will issue a joint statement to pressure DAR to settle the case in favor of the Sumilao farmers. It's Lawyers Day on Wednesday and some 50 lawyers will go to their camp to issue a stand.

Bloggers' Voice Update:

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
The Equalizer:Boycott SMC's Monterey Meat
You can show your support for the Sumilao Farmers here.