The estate's incorporators, who control 70 percent of Hacienda Luisita's stock shares, are Pedro Cojuangco, the children of Josephine C. Reyes, Teresita C. Lopa’s heirs, José Cojuangco, Jr., and María Paz C. Teopaco, all siblings of the late former President Corazón C. Aquino who, on the day she became President of the Philippines, bequeathed her shares to her children and the Daughters of Charity and other non-profit organizations for fear that it would be used as political propaganda.
The remaining 30 percent of the stock shares was given to farm workers under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program's stock distribution option scheme.
On November 16, 2004, twelve picketing farmers and two children were killed and hundreds were injured when police and soldiers dispatched by then Labour Secretary Patricia Santo Tomás,stor med a blockade by plantation workers. The protesters were pushing for fairer wages, increased benefits and, more broadly, a greater commitment for national land reform.
The November 2004 massacre or more popularly known as the Hacienda Luisita massacre is one of the most prominent instances of protest related deaths of Filipinos in recent years.
To the Hacienda Luisita where the killings of many poor farmers, here is the question:
"Meron bang ginawa ang CHR (sa pamumuno ni Leila Delima) para maimbestigahan ang karumal dumal na pagpatay sa mga pobreng magsasaka?"
"Meron bang ginawa ang Pamahalaang Aquino para maimbestigahan ang karumal dumal na pagpatay sa mga pobreng magsasaka?"
"Was this massacre condemned by the FOREIGN MEDIA, by the so-called Human Rights advocates, by the UN, EU, US at all?"
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SOURCE: Mang Ferdie