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The Mendiola Massacre, other issues of justice, peace * Latest Posts At Ground Level Commentary Contributions 

The Mendiola Massacre, other issues of justice, peace

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Peasants and their supporters marched anew to Mendiola last Thursday to commemorate the 28th year of the Mendiola Massacre (Jan. 22, 1987). Again they cried for justice, primarily for the 13 farmer-marchers killed by lethal volleys from state troops and police. Among them were farmers/farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita Inc. and three other big landed estates: Araneta Estate in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; Hda. Dolores in Porac, Pampanga; Hda. Looc in Batangas; and Yulo King Ranch in Coron, Palawan….

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Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Blood Rush Columns Commentary Opinion Top Stories 

Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita

Twenty seven years ago on January 22, 1987, 10,000-15,000 marching farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and land reform advocates were met with bullets as they bravely wagered for land, labor, and life. This fatal encounter, now known as the Mendiola Massacre, between farmworkers and the state is a scandalous event that instantly killed 13 protesters, the same event that made a premature break with the new regime’s professed democratic restoration after the dark years of Martial Law.

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Mendiola Masaker:  Labintatlong katawang bumabangon * Latest Posts Poetry 

Mendiola Masaker: Labintatlong katawang bumabangon

Ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Bulatlat.com LEOPOLDO ALONZO [22 Enero 1987: demonstrasyon ng mahigit 20,000 pesante’t manggagawa sa harap ng Malakanyang] Ang kaisipan ay tandisang pagtutol sa kung anong katalahagan ang nakatambad sa harap natin… Lupang makulimlim di maabot-tanaw ADELFA ARIBE [13 ang napatay, 105 ang nasugatan, nang paputukan sila ng pulis at militar ng rehimeng Cory Aquino] Ang malalim na pagkabatid ay sumisibol sa pagpapakilala na ang mga nangyayari o mga nadarama ay tumataliwas sa mga ideang ipinapataw ng rason o katuwiran. Unti-unting nagkakahugis labintatlong aninong naglalagalag DANILO ARJONA…

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Mendiola massacre marked with protests, critique of ‘bogus’ growth * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Economy Other Stories 

Mendiola massacre marked with protests, critique of ‘bogus’ growth

MANILA — Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) joined peasant organizations today in remembering the brutal Mendiola massacre. It underscored that economic growth will only be inclusive if genuine agrarian reform is implemented in the country. On January 22, 1987, thousands of farmers and supporters trooped to Mendiola bridge in Manila to press the late President Cory Aquino to fulfill her vow of implementing genuine agrarian reform. But the protest was met with violence by government forces, killing 13 farmers and injuring numerous others. “It has been 26 long years…

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