Noynoy for President: Part 1

It is no secret that I want Noynoy to be the next president of the Philippines. I have made some posts in the past explaining why he is the best candidate and due to not-so-good results of recent surveys, I intend to write some more.

Today, I would like to discuss one of anti-Noynoy’s favorite topic which is the “Hacienda Luisita Massacre”

Here are 3 videos posted on youtube to explain the side of the Hacienda Luisita management.

On the first video, here are some points that I think are essential:

  • According to studies, 50% of land distribution beneficiaries became worse off after. Most sold their lands and served as workers for the buyers.
  • Hacienda Luisita had no tenant farmers, only workers. In other words, there would be no legitimate recipient for the land distribution.
  • Hacienda Luisita opted for a Stock Distribution scheme instead of Land Distribution.
  • 3 referendum were made by different individuals. More than 90% voted for stock distribution.

On the second video, here are the important points in my opinion:

  • The workers were no longer satisfied with the money they are earning.
  • On their regular CBA, the workers walked out of the meeting and went to the picket lines.
  • DOLE has declared the strike illegal and gave a return to work order.
  • There were 2 casualties because of the shooting that occurred. One of them died because of a “sumpak” or a homemade shotgun (which are obviously not used by the military.
  • Now this one is not a solid fact so I’m not putting much value on this. According to the video, the leftist elements billed the farmers of about 6 million pesos.
  • 116 people were arrested by the police. 6 were confirmed workers of Hacienda Luisita.

Not much to say here except that the matter has already been forwarded to the Supreme Court and up to now, no decision has been made.

In any case, this video was made in defense of Hacienda Luisita management so it may not be as objective as we might wish but please do take note of the facts given. These facts can be confirmed through some research and, if found valid, should be able to give us a better opinion on what actually took place on the said incident.


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House of Squared is written by that guy who knows more than the average Duterte supporter, which isn't saying much given that most of them are morons.

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