Workers led by KMU picket in front of Camp Aguinaldo to demand the surfacing of Ka Ben.
Camp Aguinaldo is the main military camp in the Philippines.
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One month after Benjamen Villeno, a leader of the Kilusang Mayo Uno in Southern Tagalog, sent his last text message to comrades saying he is being trailed by military men, KMU picketed Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City to demand that Villeno, now declared disappeared, be surfaced.
Villeno, 43, was on his way home to Dasmariñas City in Cavite last Aug. 27 when he sent the text message to his comrades in the Pagkakaisa ng Manggagawa sa Timog Katagalugan (Pamantik), KMU’s regional chapter in Southern Tagalog.
Benjamen Villeno, trade union leader, was abducted by suspected military forces
Benjamen Villeno, trade union leader and organizer in the Southern Tagalog region, was abducted by suspected military forces due to his commitment in organizing unions and exposing the current administration's blatant violation of workers' rights, as well as involvement in the exposition and condemnation of systemic government corruption in the Philippines.