Subject: The Blood of the Starving Flowing on a Parched Land
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 11:15:44 +1300
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Press Statement

1 April 2016

  Kidapawan Farmers’ Shooting:  The Blood of the Starving Flowing on a Parched Land

NUPL and its affiliate members at the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) are outraged by the inhumane & merciless shooting of unarmed protesting farmers by state security forces in Kidapawan, North Cotabato . It is uncivilized, disproportionate & barbaric. It is surreal as it is unconscionable. We will not allow this to be another Escalante, Mendiola, Lupao & Luisita. Those responsible will have to face retribution one way or another, sooner or later, here or wherever. As lawyers, we will be on the side of the poor & oppressed in helping them seek justice & will stand by their struggles. We will lend our hand to nurture life to a parched land of neglect, insensitivity & exploitation.  So that the starving shirtless & shoeless will eventually have their redemption over time from social injustice without waiting for electoral circuses coming to town. #


Atty. Edre U. Olalia

NUPL Secretary-General

Edre U.Olalia
Secretary General, National Union of
Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL)
Bureau member, International
Association of Democratic Lawyers
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