FTA Statement on the killing of Eric Cabanit

The multisectoral Fair Trade Alliance (FTA) condemns the brutal killing of peasant leader Enrico “Ka Eric” Cabanit, Secretary General of the Pambansang Ugnayan ng mga Nagsasariling Organisasyon sa Pilipinas (UNORKA), who was shot yesterday evening in Panabo, Davao del Norte.

Ka Eric was with his daughter when they were attacked by two masked men riding on a motorcycle. Ka Eric sustained five gunshot wounds and Daffodil suffered a single gunshot wound.

Ka Eric fought side by side with FTA in safeguarding the interests of workers and farmers in assailing the Supreme Court (SC)’s twin decision regarding RA8800 or the Safety Nets Law. Ka Eric said, “The decisions rendered by SC are death-knell to domestic agriculture and industry and the workers and farmers that depend on it.”

FTA believes Ka Eric’s death is considered an attack to the whole social movement.

FTA sends its heartfelt condolences to family, friends and relatives of Ka Eric. We also wish his daughter Daffodil a speedy recovery. We urge the government to exert all efforts that this ugly crime will not go unpunished and justice will be served.


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