Peasant Day 2015 | Nothing to mark but 43 years of bogus land reform under Marcos and Aquino

Hacienda Luisita is now the playground of Aquino crony Virginia Torres. With fake land distribution and impunity, justice remains elusive to the victims of human rights violations in Luisita.

UMA Pilipinas

PR PEASANT DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2015
Reference: Gi Estrada, UMA media officer – 09166114181

Forty-three years after the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos enacted land reform through Presidential Decree 27 (PD 27), agricultural workers under the national federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) today said that there is nothing to celebrate but four decades of landlessness, hunger and repression.

“Marcos had the empty PD 27 which sought to justify and deodorize Martial Law, while the Cojuangco-Aquinos will now be remembered as the haciendero clan whose brainchild, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) led to the wholesale massacre of social justice,” said John Milton Lozande, UMA Acting Chairperson

Lozande was also referring to the actual massacre of peasants in Mendiola under President Corazon Aquino, and to the unsolved killings in the Cojuangco-Aquino sugar estate, Hacienda Luisita.

Lozande added that the “The CARP was a spineless, stillborn law which they are…

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