Cops nab KMP chair, another activist in separate ops in Pampanga, Tarlac
By: Katrina Hallare – Reporter / @KHallareINQ / 11:08 AM March 30, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The vice-chairman of the farmers’ organization Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and another activist were nabbed in separate police operations in Pampanga and Tarlac on Tuesday.
According to the KMP, its national vice-chairman and Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (AMGL) Joseph Canlas was arrested during an operation by operatives of the Philippine National Police-Criminal and Investigation Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) at a nearby community in Mexico, Pampanga at 8:30 a.m. of Tuesday
Hours before his arrest, the KMP added that the PNP-CIDG stormed the office of the AMLG in Sapang Maisac, Mexico Pampanga.
The KMP also reported that around the same time of Canlas’ arrest, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Central Luzon and Workers Alliance of Region III (WAR-3) leader Pol Viuya was arrested at a private residence in Bamban, Tarlac.

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