Sugar workers’ leader stabbed dead in Negros

December 23, 2017 - 10:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines — A local leader of a sugar workers’ labor federation was stabbed dead in the lot she tilled in northern Negros Occidental Thursday, December 21.

An alert from the National Federation of Sugar Workers said the body of Flora Gemola, 60, who chaired its chapter in Sagay City, was found around 9 p.m. Thursday at her farm lot, almost a kilometer from her home in Hacienda Susana.

Gemola had been stabbed eight times.

NFSW said it was cooperating with police to determine the motive and identity of the killer.