Tags: Hacienda Luisita

IPT 2015 | Haiyan victim, OFWs, peasants testify on joblessness, poverty under Aquino govt

“The Filipino people’s economic, social and cultural rights are similarly wantonly violated. The government of Defendant (President Benigno S. Aquino III) presides over the highest number of unemployed and underemployed Filipinos in the country’s history.”

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ten years is a long time to await justice for the massacre of striking farm and sugar mill workers at the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) — the sprawling 6,435-hectare sugar plantation owned by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan — by a combined force of military, police and private security guards. Peasant…

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ten years is a long time to await justice for the massacre of striking farm and sugar mill workers at the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) — the sprawling 6,435-hectare sugar plantation owned by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan — by a combined force of military, police and private security guards. Peasant…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Tomorrow, Nov. 16, marks 10 years since the Hacienda Luisita Massacre happened at the controversial landed estate in Tarlac “owned” by the family of President Aquino. Protesters demanding justice to the victims and outright distribution of the estate land to 6,000 farmworker-beneficiaries converge this…