“Instead of functioning like an unabashed apologist, why not just file charges?”
Category: Hacienda Luisita
“It appears that even Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was ordered not to act on the complaints we filed against the Cojuangco-Aquinos.”
The Catholic Bishops has been pushing for another extension of the CARPER because of the prevailing landlessness among the country’s peasant majority. The Aquino government has supposedly acquiesced and instructed its allies in Congress to extend CARPER.
Progressive farmers’ groups, on the other hand, are pushing not for another extension of CARPER but its version of agrarian reform, the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill.
And the debate is on.
“Is justice only for the rich and not for the poor?”
SPECIAL REPORT: “Every time I see him (President Benigno Aquino III), my heart is overwhelmed with grief and anger.”
A 2005 report on the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation read: ‘We find that the protesters were more credible than the government personnel,’ and it recommended the filing of homicide charges against nine policemen.
By TILDE ACUÑA
MANILA — Ten years. No justice. To symbolize the outrage over the absence of justice for the victims of Hacienda Luisita massacre, farmworkers and human rights advocates tied bloodied yellow ribbons near the President’s ancestral home in Times st., Quezon City. Members of human rights alliance Karapatan and the Unyon ng mga Mangagawa sa Agrikultura…
Judge Scott Robinos of the Tarlac Municipal Trial Court Branch 1 referred the case filed by the Tarlac Development Corporation (Tadeco) against five farmers to the DAR, Oct. 1.
To date, no one has been punished for the gruesome killings.
The international group called for a joint inquiry by Senate and the House of Representatives on the reported abuses in Hacienda Luisita.