The militant peasant women group National Federation of Peasant Women (Amihan) together with various environmentalist organizations, farmers and fisherfolk groups protested today in front of the Calaca coal plant in Batangas to call for the closure of the said coal plant.
Amihan chairperson Zen Soriano said that “the people were victims of deceit and false promises of development. They were assured of regular jobs for every family member per household but the coal plant’s more than three decades of operation has been a life of hardship and suffering.”
Maraming salamat sa mga bumoto laluna sa mga nagsakripisyo at nag-ambag sa puspusang pagkampanya!
National Federation of Peasant Women
Peasant Women’s Unity Statement for Genuine Change
Women comprise half of the 70% of the population in the countryside. Women play an important role in production and in the attainment of food security in the country. Amidst the continuing poverty and hunger confronting peasant women, we, from the National Federation of Peasant Women (Amihan), calls for the advancement of genuine change and the realization of justice, peace, and national sovereignty.