“We used to grow our own source of income. But now we have to work for others.”
Tags: Hacienda Dolores
“Productive agricultural forces – thousands of farmers and indigenous peoples of Tarlac and Pampanga – are being destroyed in the name of anti-people and pro-business real estate developments.”
The failure of government’s agrarian reform manifests in various haciendas across the country, such as in Hacienda Dolores in Pampanga
‘The continued existence of haciendas and the escalating attacks on farmers here are concrete proofs that after 26 years, the pro-landlord CARP is an epic failure.’ – Rafael Mariano, KMP
Arman Padino, 33, died from a gunshot wound in the head at around 2 p.m. yesterday at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Hospital in San Fernando City, Pampanga.
At around 4 a.m., Jan. 12, father and son Noel and Reynold Tumali and Arman Pardino were on their way to the farm when they were shot at by suspected security guards and goons of Leonardo-Lachenal Holdings, Inc. (LHI), FL Property Management Corp. (FL PMC).
A member of the local farmers organization Aniban ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan sa Hacienda Dolores (Aniban), which is opposing the eviction of farmers in Hacienda Dolores by LLL Holdings Inc. and F.L. Properties and Management Corporation was shot at; another member’s house was set on fire; and unidentified men threw a grenade at another member’s home.
The farmers were living peacefully, tilling the land to feed their families until two private companies began evicting them and claimed their land.