“This is just farmers demanding rice. What would happen if they would assert emancipation from poverty that has long beset their lives?”
Tags: Kidapawan farmers
Contrary to popular belief that the Kidapawan massacre is one of the logical results of the ecological crisis, the farmers and Lumad could have been spared had their livelihoods and labors been less vulnerable to feudal exploitation.
All 76 detained Cotabato farmers have been released April 16.
“They were even maligned by the local government who told them, ‘mga patay gutom kayo hindi nyo alam kung pano pagtrabahuan ang mga ito. Dapat rice for work,’” (You starving to death people; you didn’t even work for this. We should have asked you to work in exchange for this rice.)
Ni VINCE HUGO VILLENA Tinatapyasan ang balat Ng mga butil na balang animo’y Makasalanan ang pagpiling Maligo sa ulan; mabuhay. Makasalanan silang naghahangad Na makakain. Tila isa pa ngang Palaisipan Mangyaring silang tagalikha Ng kanin Sila pang di makalunok ng Kahit tutong. Mga ulupong! Kayong mga berdugong Bala ang pinalalamon, Kayo ang siyang mga demonyo!…
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective When people use the phrase “Let them eat brioche (cake),” quoting a French queen – widely believed to be Queen Marie-Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI, but later discovered to be Queen Marie Therese, wife of Louis XIV – who uttered the phrase in response to the clamor of hungry…
“Just like the people of Eastern Visayas who suffered from typhoon Yolanda, the farmers in North Cotabato were also abandoned by the Aquino regime in the midst of El Niño.”
“The impunity promoted by Aquino underscores his accountability on the Kidapawan carnage. The President is allowing farmers to starve and die of hunger. He is guilty of incompetence, criminal negligence and genocide.”