By: Elena Grace Flores
Massive drought resulted after a long period of El Nino this summer – and no crops could survive under the circumstances. Farmers are desperate not only for their plantation – but also for the daily survival of their families. Hungry, tired and torn apart, they protested along the streets to get the government’s attention on their poor plight.
Little do they know that instead of providing them food or any kind assistance, they get bullets instead. The shooting, beating and arresting by the police to disperse the crowd were noted by HUMAN rights group that filed a complaint against the government before the United Nations, pleading for the inhuman treatment experienced by the farmers in Kidapawan City on April 1, 2016.
The group Karapatan cited the killing, illegal arrest and detention, and other human rights violations against the farmers when filing the complaint in the United Nations Human Rights Council. President Noynoy Aquino’s administration proudly claimed that they are governing towards the straight path or “Daang Matuwid” in Tagalog.
What good can the fastest growing economy in Asia do when the basic needs are even denied to these unfortunate citizens of the Philippines?
So perhaps it’s a straight path towards hell! Daang Matuwid is clearly a failure to the lowest extent. Need leaders like Vice President Jejomar Binay, Bongbong Marcos and Gringo Honasan who put the poorest of the poor into top priority when alleviating poverty. This should mark the halt of the Aquino regime – and the Liberal Party at that. Big NO to Roxas.