“Twenty nine years ago, genuine land reform was the demand of Filipino farmers. Today, nine out of ten farmers do not own the land they till.” – KMP chairperson Rafael Mariano
Tags: Mendiola Massacre
“Comrades, have the massacres, killings and land grabbing stopped?” peasant leader Rafael Mariano asked. The crowd gave a resounding no.
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…
Anakpawis Partylist continues to push for the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill in the landlord-dominated Congress.
“The Filipino peasantry has had enough of Aquino’s blatant disregard for the peoples demand for justice and genuine land reform.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
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.
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…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Agrarian reform has not yet been achieved, no matter how Aquino seeks to create the illusion that his administration has finished implementing it.
Farmers bring land reform demands to Noynoy’s gate at Times St. (Photo by Pom Cahilog-Villanueva / Bulatlat.com)
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…