By BicolToday.com News Team
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, 2April2016 — Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)-Bicol strongly condemns the bloody dispersal of peaceful protest of the farmers in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Their demand was for LGU- North Cotabato to release the relief after the province declared a state of calamity last January due to El Niño.
PNP Civil Disturbance Unit chased the helpless protesting farmers using truncheons, water cannons and bullets from “SWAT” police that caused death of three farmers and two females still being verified.
Brutal fascist violence was the response of the Aquino administration and the local government of North Cotabato according to Dan Balucio of BAYAN–Bicol. “The regime must be charged because of its indifference and criminal negligence to the victims of El Niño in Mindanao,” he said.
It has made to relieve the suffering of farmers damaged the livelihood of hundreds of such tagtuyo’t billion presidential pork barrel.
Balucio added that billions of pesos of public funds used by the regime to support the political campaign of administration candidates but no funds for the victims of El Niño. Despite the billion presidential pork barrel of the regime, it did nothing to relieve the sufferings of farmers who lost their livelihood because of the drought.[BicolToday.com]