The sakadas worked from 4 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a pay way below the minimum wage of P334 per day in Tarlac. They received P9 to P128 per day due to numerous deductions.
Category: Agrarian Reform
After two years, it was only in July when Flores and other farmers were allowed to again till their farm lots, a part of the long-running struggle of farm workers in Hacienda Luisita.
“This incident is glaring proof of a company’s greed and fascism being tolerated by the government for so long.”
After six years of being fenced off from their land, the agrarian reform beneficiaries of Tagum City could wait no more.
Tension and terror arise anew in the Tarlac hacienda.
“The struggle in Hacienda Luisita is the struggle of the Filipino people.”
“We are calling on the new administration to hold all the perpetrators accountable.”
“Let us show the injustice that they did to us. And let us show that we are unbowed and still fighting.”
“Let us condemn the continuing injustice against peasants, and the PNP’s use of the so-called war against drugs to infringe on the rights of the peasants and delegitimize their struggle for a genuine land reform policy.”
A peace consultant narrates how revolutionary efforts improved lives and showcased self-determined development in the remotest mountain communities.
“If we allow land use conversions and corporate housing to continue, both rural and urban poor Filipinos will suffer.”