“Is justice only for the rich and not for the poor?”
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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.
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.
“We must continue our struggle; only until we reclaim our land would there be genuine justice.” – Tarlac City Councilor Emily Ladera-Facunla
“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
“It pains us that until now there is no justice for the victims. Until now too, we are still fighting for our right to the land.”
By MARYA SALAMAT
The eighth anniversary of the Hacienda Luisita massacre has also been declared as part of the International Day of Action against Trade Union Repression.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Until now, the Cojuangco-Aquinos have not given back our land and we have not received a single centavo as payment for our land that they sold.” – Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita