‘Nakakagalit, nakakagimbal’: Netizens decry death of 9 farmers in Negros Occidental

Josiah Eleazer Antonio
‘Nakakagalit, nakakagimbal’: Netizens decry death of 9 farmers in Negros Occidental
This is the eighth recorded incident of farmers being killed under Duterte's administration

MANILA, Phillippines – Various youth organizations expressed anger on social media over the death of 9 farmers in Hacienda Nene, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, on Saturday, October 21.

Immediately after the news broke, hashtags #JusticeforSagay9 and #StopKillingFarmers trended on Twitter as dismayed netizens also remembered the “countless” deaths that have occurred under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

According to leftist youth organization Anakbayan, instead of heeding the demand of farmers for genuine agrarian reform, the administration is resorting to vilifying the protest actions launched by supporters under Oplan Kapayapaan.


In a Facebook post, the College of Science Council in University of the Philippines Diliman demanded the government be accountable for neglecting the agriculture sector and perpetuating violence against struggling farmers.


Philip Jamilla, a Former TomasinoWeb Executive Editor, composed a song entitled “Bakit?” for the 9 victims of the incident.


This is the 8th recorded massacre of farmers under the Duterte administration, according to Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, an organization of farmers.

Below are some of the reactions by netizens:


Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr went to the Sagay City Police Station to check on the case. He also announced a P500,000 reward for information leading to the perpetrators’ arrest. – Rappler.com


Josiah Antonio is a Rappler mover.

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