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Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita

Twenty seven years ago on January 22, 1987, 10,000-15,000 marching farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and land reform advocates were met with bullets as they bravely wagered for land, labor, and life. This fatal encounter, now known as the Mendiola Massacre, between farmworkers and the state is a scandalous event that instantly killed 13 protesters, the same event that made a premature break with the new regime’s professed democratic restoration after the dark years of Martial Law.

Ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Bulatlat.com LEOPOLDO ALONZO [22 Enero 1987: demonstrasyon ng mahigit 20,000 pesante’t manggagawa sa harap ng Malakanyang] Ang kaisipan ay tandisang pagtutol sa kung anong katalahagan ang nakatambad sa harap natin… Lupang makulimlim di maabot-tanaw ADELFA ARIBE [13 ang napatay, 105 ang nasugatan, nang paputukan sila ng pulis at militar ng…

MANILA — Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) joined peasant organizations today in remembering the brutal Mendiola massacre. It underscored that economic growth will only be inclusive if genuine agrarian reform is implemented in the country. On January 22, 1987, thousands of farmers and supporters trooped to Mendiola bridge in Manila to press the late…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
In reaction to Secretary Ricky Carandang’s statement that there is “no practical point” in reopening the investigation as it has already been “resolved,” the relatives of the victims replied, “How could it have been resolved when no one has been punished? Now that the son is in power, all the more we have to press for justice.”

Putragis Amang, kami’y namamalimos lamang ng kapirasong lupa, bakit pinaputok ang kanilang sandata? Hayup nga ba kaming hayup sa turing? Bakit kaming gutom bala ang pinakain? Putragis Amang, ang Palasyo pala ay hindi dulugan ng awa; ang Kongreso pala’y Kongreso ng panginoong maylupa. Saan naming hahanapin ang pangakong paglaya? Putragis Amang, huwag nila kaming itulak…