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Groups investigate militarization reports at Hacienda Luisita 03/11/2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Groups investigate militarization reports at Hacienda Luisita

03/11/2012
Possible military abuse had reared its ugly head anew at Hacienda Luisita, which is owned by President Aquino’s relatives and subject of a Supreme Court order for land distribution, as representatives of cause-oriented groups went to the vast Cojuangco-Aquino estate to conduct a fact-finding mission on the situation of its farm workers amid reports of militarization and harassment by military and private security groups.

The Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) said in a statement that the Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon, Karapatan, Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, Luisita Peasants’ and Peoples’ Alliance, and other organizations will join the fact-finding mission that covers the barangays (villages) of Balete, Mapalacsiao, Lourdes, Cutcut and Asturias in Tarlac City; Motrico and Bantog in La Paz; and Mabilog, Pando, and Parang all in Concepcion..... MORE

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