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Monday, March 12, 2012

Military justifies presence in Hacienda Luisita

By Mario J. Mallari 03/12/2012

The military yesterday justified its presence in the controversial Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of President Aquino, in Tarlac province by citing support coming from 10 barangay chairmen inside the sugarcane farm, stressing that local residents want government troops in the area.

Army 7th Infantry Division (ID) spokesman Maj. Enrico Gil Ileto said that the presence of government troops in Hacienda Luisita, which straddles the towns of Concepcion, Lapaz and Tarkac City all in Tarlac province, is also part of the military’s commitment to protect the people.

“Our presence in that area is a testament of our commitment to protect the rights of the people as embodied in our Internal Peace and Security Plan ‘Bayanihan,’” Ileto said..... MORE

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