Murderous US-Duterte regime continues intensifying attacks vs church leaders

Fr. Mark Ventura, another victim of the murderous US-Duterte regime

Another member of the church will be added to the growing list of church leaders killed under the fascist US-Duterte regime as Fr. Mark Ventura was shot dead while saying mass in Gattaran, Cagayan in front of all mass goers today.

The College Editors Guild of the Philippines condemns the latest fascist attack of the murderous US-Duterte regime against church leaders and progressive leaders who continuously support the plight of the toiling masses. Just a few days ago, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to personally ordered the arrest of the 71-year old missionary nun, Sister Patricia Fox, NDS who has been openly helping farmers in the country including those in Hacienda Luisita as well as victims of the Kidapawan Massacre.

Last year, Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez, coordinator of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) in Central Luzon was shot dead by suspected state forces after facilitating the release of political detainee and Alyansang Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson-Nueva Ecija (AMGL-NE) organizer, Rommel Tucay. Lovelito Quinones a pastor was also killed after being shot by elements of the PNP Regional Mobile Group (RMG) after insisting that he was a member of the NPA, an allegation which was refuted both by his family and congregation.

This spate of human rights violations is a clear manifestation of the regime’s continuing and intensifying attacks against those who criticize the anti-people and anti-poor policies of the administration. Duterte is more than willing to utilize all state machineries to wage a bloody war against the Filipino people while protecting the interest of his Imperialist masters, big compradors, and his local cohorts.

The Guild together with the Filipino youth will not back down and will link arms to strongly register its dissent to Duterte’s tyrannical and terroristic rule. The Filipino youth together will the various sectors of the society will unite to thwart the US-Duterte dictatorship.

STOP THE KILLINGS!

JUSTICE FOR FR. MARK VENTURA!

JUSTICE FOR ALL THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER THE US-DUTERTE REGIME!

END STATE FASCISM!

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