#SONA2015 | Hacienda Luisita Under Aquino

Hacienda Luisita sa ilalim ng hacienderong pangulo — puro panloloko, pandarahas at pangangamkam!

FACT SHEET ICONPuro Panloloko, Pandarahas at Pangangamkam (full of deception, violence and landgrabbing) – this is how Hacienda Luisita farmworkers under the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang-Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA), the local affiliate of the national agriworkers federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA)characterize the State of Hacienda Luisita under President BS Aquino. The president’s  Cojuangco-Aquino clan still controls the 6,453 hectare sugar estate.

Like his mother Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, President BS Aquino promised social justice and land reform in Hacienda Luisita as part of his electoral campaign. But Aquino’s actions speak differently. The Luisita Watch network was formed in 2014 to document government’s sham land distribution and the worsening human rights situation in Hacienda Luisita. Will these be mentioned in Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address on July 27?

champoTHE LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION

After years of struggle, Hacienda Luisita farmers were favoured finally by the Supreme…

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