“Comrades, have the massacres, killings and land grabbing stopped?” peasant leader Rafael Mariano asked. The crowd gave a resounding no.
Day: January 24, 2015
The Pope and climate change
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Most observers are likely to agree that the visit of Pope Francis has reinvigorated the faith of the millions of Catholics in the only predominantly Christian country in Asia. But that visit was also an expression and in furtherance of the Pope’s commitment to the defense of…
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…
The two Genasques
A Manobo leader and his son are keeping a tradition passed on through generations: the defense of their ancestral lands.