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…
Category: Agrarian Reform
“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?”
“Many of us will go hungry if the solar project continues. The development they claim is not for the farmers but for the businessmen.”
UMA challenged all presidential candidates, especially Aquino’s anointed, Mar Roxas, to speak out against these atrocities.
“Both Mar and Bongbong are despicable representatives of everything that is wrong and rotten in the circus called the Philippine Elections.”
“We used to grow our own source of income. But now we have to work for others.”
“Land monopoly and peasants’ landlessness, agricultural trade liberalization, militarization, and privatization of social services are the main causes of peasant women’s suffering.”
A presidential candidate and four senatorial bets showed up to support the Peasant Electoral Agenda.