Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Violence against Muslims is unleashed again. The Nakaisa Labor Coalition condemns with no uncertain terms the massacre of 9 Moro farmers in Kabacan, North Cotabato. They were extra-legally killed at noontime on August 29, 2020. According to the regional director of the Commision of Human Rights in Region 12 (CHR-12), policemen were involved in the said killings.

CHR-12 reported that relatives of the ninth victim, identified as Nasher Guiaman, told CHR investigators before he died in the hospital that policemen stopped and shot them.

This dying declaration is admissible in evidence in a court of law. Testimony of the victim who managed to speak to his relatives before he died alleging policemen were behind the massacred is admissible in evidence under the rules of court.

The victims were identified as Kons Kalilangan, 35, married, farmer and resident of Aringay, Kabacan, Cotabato; Saganding Sailon, 30, farmer and resident of Osias, Kabacan; Benladin Dimanalao, 25, single, farmer and resident of Aleosan, Cotabato; Jaiden Musaid, 25, farmer and resident of Midsayap, Cotabato; Romeo Balatamay, 35, married, driver and resident of Aringay, Kabacan; Katindig Kagayawon, 25, farmer and resident of Buluan, Kabacan; Fahad Mandigan, 30, married, farmer resident of Sitio Agpa, Kayaga, Kabacan; Budsal Jakaria Lipusin, 37, married, farmer and resident of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao; and Tong Guiaman, 30.

The trade unions under Nagkaisa join the Catholic bishop of Kidapawan and the Bangsamoro Automous Region on Muslim Mindanao's calls for an “impartial investigation” into the killing of nine Muslim farmers.

The Nagkaisa is calling the DOJ to despatch NBI investigators to do the ground work to uncover the truth in said massacre of innocent civilians. The continuing killings it seems is calculated to foment Muslim-Christian conflict in Mindanao.

The biggest labor Coalition in the country can't discount that some groups or personalities are scheming to create a chaotic or volatile situation that would pave the way for the establishment of a revolutionary government.

Thus, our people must be vigilant and resist any attempt to create or put in place such a scenario.

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