Aquino gov’t condemned at Global Day of Action on Kidapawan shooting

Hundreds of activists and peasant supporters marched from Quiapo to Mendiola in downtown Manila today to condemn the Aquino government for the violent dispersal of peasants in Kidapawan City last April 1.

Blaming government inaction in the face of the prolonged drought in the country, activists started their rally in front of the Quiapo Church where a special Mass was celebrated for the victims.

At Mendiola, Suara Bangsamoro spokesperson and shooting survivor Jerome Succor Aba narrated how their efforts to seek relief from the government were instead met with bullets and truncheons.

Actors Nora Aunor and Monique Wilson attended the rally and took turns in blaming the government for failing to care for the starving peasants in Mindanao.