Sa Ngalan ng Tubo: A night of solidarity for Negros
5 September 2019
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Feudal relations prevalent in Negros make it a hotbed of agrarian unrest. Despite being one of the world’s biggest producers of sugarcane or tubo, Negros farmers remain landless, mired in destitution and exploitation.
Resistance to these feudal conditions have, time and again, been suppressed. Between President Duterte taking power in 2016 and Duterte declaring a “state of lawlessness” on the island last November, 42 civilians have been killed. The declaration which came by way of Memorandum Order 32—an anti-insurgency policy—led to a spike in the atrocities. In the eight months of its implementation, the body count increased to more than 90, indicating an almost 350% increase in the rate of killings.
(Lifted from Defend Negros Network's statement: https://www.facebook.com/DefendNegros/posts/781798988903837)
From defenseless peasants to human rights advocates to church workers to a sleeping 1-year-old infant, this war on the people of Negros has shown no remorse thus far.
Now is a time ensconced in a severe political climate, one that has our countrymen killed in their own homes. Justice for the slain is nowhere in sight as deeply entrenched in this political climate is a similarly ruthless culture of impunity. Thus, it is crucial to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized rendered vulnerable in a time when the state’s pursuit of its corrupt idea of justice grows more implacably violent each day.
As a collective outcry to #StopTheAttacks and a jolt to invigorate the peoples' struggle at large, Kabataan Partylist Vito Cruz and Defend Negros #stoptheattacks along with Anakbayan Vito Cruz, Panday Sining CSB, DIWA, and Youth Act Now Against Tyranny bring you
SA NGALAN NG TUBO: A night of solidarity for Negros
P200 AT THE DOOR
All proceeds go to the families of victims of the recent massacres in Negros.
Featuring performances by:
BLKD + Calix
Shirebound and Busking
Panday Sining CSB and the Vito Cruz Collective
Before and in between solidarity performances, we will be having discussions regarding the human rights situation in Negros and its history as an effort to raise awareness and galvanize the Filipino youth to immerse in the broad unity of sectors linking arms to #DefendNegros.
Save Our Schools Network
The Vito Cruz Collective