Activist farmer gunned down in Quezon


AN ACTIVIST farmer was killed by an unidentified man on Wednesday in Quezon. Police reports said Hildegardo “Gil” Hernandez, 48, a member of the Pagkakaisa ng mga Magsasaka at Tagapagtaguyod sa Ikalawang Distrito ng Quezon (Pamatid-Quezon), was standing in front of a bakery along Candelaria-San Juan, Batangas road when the shooting happened. The suspect fled on foot towards Barangay Mangalang, Sariaya. Data from the human rights group Karapatan showed that 108 farmers were killed from June 30, 2010 to March 2014.


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