We hold the Aquino administration as responsible for this merciless act. The farmers who are crippingly affected by the drought, pushed to desperation, demanding aid, hence, their protest, are worse, responded with and confronted by a state-instigated viciousness.
Mindanao farmers and Lumad indigenous people were already subjected to a long period of gruesome militarization of their communities, the latest atrocity adds to the long list of immoralities by the Aquino regime against the rural poor.
The RMP is a national organization, inter-congregational ang inter-diocesan in character, of women and men religious, priests and lay. We live and work with the peasants (farmers, fisherfolks, indigenous peoples and agricultural workers).