I cannot believe this. We are yet to commemorate the 40th day of Ka Eric Cabanit's death when another peasant leader belonging to Task Force Mapalad (TFM) was shot to death last May 17 by men identified with the former landowner of Hacienda Cambuktot, Brgy. Mansalanao, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.
His name is Mario Domingo, 35, President of Hacienda Cambuktot Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (HACARBA). Based on TFM's fact sheet, please read the complete story here.
I heard the Arroyo government will conduct an investigation of the spate of murder of leftists through the Task Force Usig. But it did not clarify whether this would include that of organized peasants. And just as when the National Inter-Agency Task Force on the Protection of Farmers Against Violence was being jumpstarted, this recent incident of murder was a big blow to the Arroyo government.