Activist farmer shot in Tagum City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) – A 31-year old activist farmer was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen at around p.m. Monday, shortly after attending the Daao del Norte-Compostela Valley launch of the People’s Initiative to Abolish Pork Barrel (PIAP).

A press statement from Bayan Southern Mindanao said Dexter Librando, an organizer of the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (KMP) in Davao Del Norte was shot along 3rd Avenue near Fatima parish in Tagum City.

Librando was rushed to the Tagum Doctors’ Hospital.

“Some of the participants of the launching earlier monitored suspicious men in the forum who tailed Librando when he left the venue,” the statement said.

“Librando has been active in the campaign against militarization of peasant and lumad communities in Davao Del Norte,” it added.

The human rights group, Karapatan Southern Mindanao said in a media advisory that Librando is in critical condition. (MindaNews)