Posts by tag: farmers

6 years ago

REMEMBERING MENDIOLA MASSACRE

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REMEMBERING MENDIOLA MASSACRE

Farmers and activist groups in Davao held a march-rally in commemoration of the 27th year of the Mendiola Massacre where 13 farmer-activists were gunned during a violent dispersal in 1987. Today, farmers slam government’s failure of implementing agrarian reform and protection of farmers amidst rice cartel and smuggling of imported rice. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

7 years ago

Davao rallyists slam ‘lies’ in Aquino’s SONA

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Davao rallyists slam ‘lies’ in Aquino’s SONA

Students marched through universities to protest state budget cuts and high cost of education. Workers held a rally in a strike camp to demand job security. Farmers held a picket at a military headquarters to decry militarization and abuses. The rallies culminated with a burning of Pres. Aquino’s effigy in a gathering at the city’s Rizal Park in the afternoon.