Thousands of farmers from various provinces in Southern Mindanao held a protest-march dubbed “Martsa alang sa Yuta ug Hustisya!” (March for Land and Justice!) at Rizal Park, Davao City on October 22. Led by the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region, farmers threw eggs with red paint at a poster bearing President Benigno Aquino III’s face, calling him a total failure for not having the heart nor the political intent and morality to uplift the plight of hapless farmers in the region.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao (KMP-SMR), together with other peasant groups in the region, slam President Benigno Aquino III and his administration for its anti-farmer and anti-lumad policies, and for being a US puppet. KMP-SMR will hold a 3-day protest action, starting october 21, in line with the celebration of Peasant Month.