Pin Virgie Torres now, farmworkers dare Aquino

“Puro lang salita at pagdistansya kay Virgie Torres ang ginagawa ng Malacanang at pati na ni Secretary delos Reyes ng DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform). Sa totoo lang, lahat naman sila ay kasabwat sa mga ilegal na transaksyon ni Torres, (Malacanang and even DAR Sec. delos Reyes keep on harping empty words distancing themselves from Virgie Torres. But they are all actually complicit in her illegal transactions,”

UMA Pilipinas

luisita-0205-660x371 Torres on Aquino and Hacienda Luisita “I lease land and we plant sugarcane together.” Photo: Inquirer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2015
Reference: Gi Estrada, UMA media officer – 09166114181

Criminal complaints already filed but gathering dust at DOJ

The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) today challenged President Aquino, his spokespersons and involved government agencies to stop issuing mere “damage control” statements against Presidential Kabarilan Virgie Torres, and immediately act on criminal complaints already filed against her.

UMA Acting Chairperson John Milton Lozande said that Aquino can immediately prove his sincerity in “punishing wrongdoers” by simply looking into strong complaints made against Torres by Hacienda Luisita farmers last year, which are now gathering dust at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Complaints of malicious mischief, grave threats and grave coercion against Torres, et al with docket number XVI-INV-14J-00352 were filed October 2014 at the DOJ, by Luisita farmers assisted…

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