On June 5, 2010, in the Freedom Hall of the Sumilao farmers in Barangay San Vicente, Sumilao, Bukidnon, family, friends and colleagues of slain farmer-leader Ka Rene Penas observed his first death anniversary – in remembrance of both the still wanting justice for his brutal killing, and the much-to-be-seen justice for …the landless farmers.
Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) for 68.25 hectares was also finally turned over to the PANAW Multi-purpose Cooperative by DAR Regional Director Felix Aguhob, during the first death anniversary tribute. Land titles for the remaining 10.11 hectares thus still awaited final distribution.
The investigation and prosecution against the suspect/s for the killing of Ka Rene Penas was also
disclosed to be too wanting – considering the lack of progress after already a year from his death.
After the morning observation at the Freedom Hall, family and friends of Ka Rene Penas headed to his burial site to pay their respects and tribute with candles, flowers, drinks, and a song. (BALAOD Mindanaw)