Posts by tag: mendiola massacre

9 years ago

Militant groups back Duterte against rice smuggling

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Militant groups back Duterte against rice smuggling

“Kasagaran sa mga mag-uuma, inutang ang yuta, mangutang pa og pestisidyo pati similya. Pero pag ibaligya ila produkto, barato ra. Pag sila na ang mopalit, mahal na kaayo (Most farmers rent their lands, borrow pesiticides and seedlings. But when they sell their product, it’s cheap. When they buy the product, it’s expensive),” Arnado said

9 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)