March 26, 2017

MANIFESTO OF UNITY FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY OVER KIDAPAWAN MASSACRE

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We, student councils, publications, youth organizations and formations, are one with the Kidapawan farmers in their plight towards justice as they continue their struggle for immediate relief from the government – aids that up to this point have not yet reached the deteriorating conditions of the peasants. The youth is in solidarity with the global community in expressing outrage over the tragedy of the Kidapawan massacre leaving a death toll of 2 people, 116 injured and at least 70 mauled and arrested. We strongly believe that there will never be an acceptable reason for this government to take the lives…

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Students light candles in solidarity with Kidapawan farmers, call for justice and accountability

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Students from the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) and youth groups held a symbolic candle-lighting action April 7 to demand justice and accountability from the Aquino regime for the death of 7 farmers in the Kidapawan massacre. “As the tally of victims of the state-initiated Kidapawan massacre rose, the youth will further intensify  the unity we forged with the farmers,” Kevin Castro, National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) Deputy Secretary General, said. “Massacres involving farmers had been in the bloodline of the Aquinos – Cory with her infamous Mendiola massacre and her son, PNoy, with the Kidapawan…

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Tragedies and massacre: Aquino, tuwid na daan’s legacy – student union

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The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemns in the utmost possible term the massacre of at least 7 farmers in Kidapawan City last April 1 cause by yet another criminal negligence of the Aquino administration. “To begin with, it was the government’s incompetence in handling the worsening El Niño drought that sparked the protest of 6,000 farmers. But the government resolved it by carrying out another massacre,” according to Jess Ferrera, NUSP spokesperson. 6,000 farmers from North Cotabato maintained a human barricade for 4 days before bloodily dispersed by state forces. They were calling for the immediate release…

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