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Solons join 30th year commemoration of Mendiola massacre

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20 January 2017
Reference:  ACT Teachers Party-List  Rep. Antonio L. Tinio (0920-922-0817) and  Rep. France Castro (0920-969-8457)
Solons join 30th year commemoration of Mendiola massacre
ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro join different sectors to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre in a mobilization calling for land, justice and peace.
“It has been 30 years and still, no justice has been given to the victims of the Mendiola Massacre and the people are still fighting for genuine agrarian reform,” Castro said.  “Two Aquino administrations have passed and until now, our peasants are still being killed, harassed or imprisoned for fighting for their lands.  Now in the Duterte administration, we demand significant change for our farmers.”
“We join the people in today’s mobilization also in the hopes of a successful third round in the peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) where they will tackle crucial issues on socio-economic reforms, which include the distribution of land to the farmers for free,” Tinio added.
January 22 marks the 30th anniversary on the Mendiola Massacre where 13 peasants were killed in 1987 during a peaceful protest demanding genuine agrarian reform from the administration of Cory Aquino. The mobilization will begin 1 pm at Morayta then will later march to Mendiola. ###

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