Posts by tag: farmers

3 days ago

Fr. Pops remembered, ‘He said we build heaven on earth’

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Fr. Pops remembered, ‘He said we build heaven on earth’

The ninth death anniversary of Italian missionary Fr. Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio PIME will fall on October 17. While the quest for justice has dragged on this long, the young people, the Lumad and scholars he had supported will honor his legacy with a tribute for his being “a true servant of the people”.

7 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.