Tags: Hacienda Luisita

The Office of the Ombudsman has now the biggest number of complainants since it was formed during the last years of martial law: 52 farmers, survivors and relatives of seven victims in the Nov. 16 Hacienda Luisita massacre. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com The Office of the Ombudsman has now the biggest number of complainants since…

After their strike was declared “illegal” by the labor department, mill workers at the Cojuangco-owned Hacienda Luisita face mass lay-off. The workers have vowed to defy the DoLE order and to maintain their two-month long strike. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com Still hurting from the gunshot wound he sustained when police and military forces tried to…

Review of Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center and Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy-Alliance of Concerned Teachers 68 pages What makes Pakikiramay: Alay ng mga Makata sa mga Magsasaka ng Hacienda Luisita remarkable is the broad spectrum of poets represented in…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT Farm workers of Hacienda Luisita dispute the claim by the Cojuangcos that SDO has been good for their thousands of farm workers. Farm workers say they have been losing their jobs, receiving pitiable pay and may lose their own homes, too. BY DABET CASTAÑDA Bulatlat.com (Second of two parts / Read the…

BULATLAT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT The Versolas continue to support the strike, visiting the picket line to watch documentaries on the massacre, help in the kitchen chores or just exchange views with anyone. Mang Pering says that their forefathers’ struggle to finally own the land that is rightfully theirs rages on. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com (First of…