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EYEBALL TO EYEBALL. Protesting farmers are stopped from crossing the police line along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday, July 25, 2011. The farmers want President Benigno Aquino III to order the distribution of the disputed Hacienda Luisita land, which his family from his mother’s side, the Cojuangcos, own. KATE EVANGELISTA/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – A small group of protesters attempted to cross the police line along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

The protesters, composed of members of Anakbayan-Pampanga, Anakpawis Partylist, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Hacienda Luisita Worker’s Union, are calling for the junking of the Stock Distribution Option and Hacienda Luisita Referendum. The group also called for the distribution of the disputed Cojuanco-owned Hacienda Luisita.

The group was not allowed to go beyond the police barricade. They then began their program which they dubbed as the People’s State of the Nation.


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Tags: Farmers , Police , protest , SONA 2011


  • Anonymous

    Dapat doon kayo mag protesta sa supreme court, sugurin nyo CJ Corona at tangalan nyo ng corona pag hindi papayag sa inyong hiningi…para sa  tunay na magsasaka sa hacienda luisita sana magtagumpay kayo sa inyong mga kahilingan pero wrong place kayo., nasa supreme court na yan, palagay ko wala nang magawa si Pnoy dyan. tinangal nga yong truth commission ni PNOY…ng supreme court di ba….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6FJV646BBY2TVPWW54OUOVWVBM scarface08x

      Walang magagawa ang presidente? The president can push the redistribution of the hacienda luisita for the farmers through congress. How can he do something if he keeps on washing his hands off the issue? Is it because he has shares in the hacienda? is it because the majority stake owners are his relatives? You all think the aquinos are saints, but you guys seem to forget that pnoy belongs to  the old rich, the cojuangcos, who benefited most during the Marcos era when they monopolized businesses. Kung tlgang willing tulungan yan ni noynoy sana nagpush na yan sa congress ng mga measures para maayos na mairedistribute ang mga lupa ng mga magsasaka. That goes not only for hacienda luisita but all the other farmers who face the same plight of land-grubbing. I have personally felt the plight of these farmers because we were immersed in an area somewhere in Montalban Rizal. It’s the same story. Capitalist/Hacienderos/Caciques whatever you wanna call them harass the farmers just as they have been doing ever since. Wonder why? It’s because these are the same politicos sitting in Congress. Now you tell me, when pnoy was congressman and was senator what did he do to help these farmers? I thought this was included in his SONA? His mother promised the same thing through CARP, but was it redistributed? No.

      As for the truth commission, it was scrapped because it was unconstitutional. Magsusulong nlng ng hakbang di muna checkin yun legality. Yun prinomise nya na reduction ng red tape sa mga bureaucracy asan na? Investment sa education asan na? Dapat in one year we could already feel the initial phase of the changes he wants to introduce. I can’t feel its impact. I dont see him mobilizing the filipino people. Dapat sa disiplina palng ng pinoy makikita na yan. Dyan magsisimula ang laban nya sa corruption cause corruption is everywhere even down to the lowest level of our society. lahat ng shortcomings nya ginagawa niyang excuse ang previous admin. Instead of putting up alibis he should just walk his talk. II’ll wait for another year, then maybe we could see if he could truly deliver his promises.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HVTZBVX6W6BJG5I2SKWM264IY dae

    May bias ba ang news report na ito o sadyang kulang lang sa detalye? Maari kasing sa mga makakabasa nitong hindi naman nakisama sa rally ay isiping “small group of farmers” nga lang ang dumalo at nakisama upang iparating kay noynoy na hindi ang mamamayang Pilipino ang totoong boss niya, At itong “small group of farmers” lang ang nakilahok sa people’s sona. Kasama roon ang iba’t ibang sektor bukod sa mga peasants, andyan ang mga mula sa simbahan, Science and Technology, Environment, Karapatan, mga estudyante, atbp, Dumalo rin ang ilang kongresistang kilalang kritiko ng administrasyon. Hindi lamang ang mga magsasakang patuloy na pinakakaitan ng lupa ang lumabas para ipahayag ang dismaya nila kay Noynoy,pati rin ang mga manggagawa at propesyunal.



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