“Kidapawan should not be another Escalante, Mendiola or Luisita.”
Category: Agrarian Reform
“Two Cojuangco-Aquinos have won the presidency with the promise to distribute Hacienda Luisita to us farmworkers. But look at what’s happening to us here now,” Sibayan said.
All 76 detained Cotabato farmers have been released April 16.
“They were even maligned by the local government who told them, ‘mga patay gutom kayo hindi nyo alam kung pano pagtrabahuan ang mga ito. Dapat rice for work,’” (You starving to death people; you didn’t even work for this. We should have asked you to work in exchange for this rice.)
The National Conference of Small Coconut Farmers presented a seven-point proposal on the distribution of the coco levy funds.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental – It has been 30 years since the bloody massacre of farmers in Escalante City. And the recent killing of farmers in Kidapawan has brought back memories of injustices committed against them. “When I saw and heard the calls of the Kidapawan farmers, weren’t those…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A Kidapawan court granted the reduction of bail of arrested drought-hit farmers by at least half in a hearing today, April 13. Farmers were initially asked to post a P12,000 bail for the direct assault charges filed against them by the police. “The bail will be posted…
“The impunity promoted by Aquino underscores his accountability on the Kidapawan carnage. The President is allowing farmers to starve and die of hunger. He is guilty of incompetence, criminal negligence and genocide.”
“What they needed is rice and not the spin of the Liberal Party or the administration.”
A gathering in solidarity of protesting Cotabato farmers wants to hold the whole Aquino administration accountable for the bloody dispersal.
“What kind of government do we have?”