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Mendiola Massacre survivor Teresita Arjona, whose husband Danilo died with 12 others in the carnage, vividly remembers what happened that day 24 years ago. She is unlikely to ever forget, she says, because the reasons why they marched to Malacañang then are the same reasons why farmers continue to hold protests and rallies and why so many others have been killed.

To the Supreme Court, they sent a letter addressed to Chief Justice Renato Corona appealing for the speedy resolution of the Hacienda Luisita case. To the Justice department, it was a letter to secretary Leila de Lima seeking the reopening of the 24-year-old Mendiola Massacre case.

DAVAO CITY — Progressive groups in the Southern Mindanao Region, led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, held a picket rally at Freedom Park, Davao City, Friday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the infamous Mendiola Massacre and to condemn the new counter-insurgency program of US-Aquino regime dubbed as Oplan Bayanihan. (Photo by Jose Hernani / bulatlat.com)

Farmers and fisherfolk groups in Negros Occidental have been holding protests outside the capitol to denounce the mounting harassments experienced by Negrense farmers and farm workers. They also denounce a series of moves by landlords to file common and trivial offenses against peasants who demand land reform.
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