- Mocha Uson has shared on social media a video compilation of the “Mendiola Massacre”
- She also said that there were too many gullible people in the Philippines before
- Uson also questioned some Filipinos’ claim that former President Cory Aquino was a “saint”
Dancer and former PCOO assistant secretary Mocha Uson slammed the Aquinos, most especially former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, over compiled footage during the “Mendiola Massacre” that happened in 1987.
KAMI learned that through her Facebook page, Uson said that there were many gullible people in the Philippines in the past as she shared a video.
“Santa daw o? Dami talagang uto uto sa Pilipinas dati...,” Uson said.
The video she shared contained different footage when Mendiola Massacre happened under the administration of President Aquino.
The Mendiola Massacre or “Black Thursday” as called by Filipino journalists happened on January 22, 1987, along the street of Mendiola in Manila where the Malacanan is located.
Group of around 10,000 to 15,000 farmers led by Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (KMP) protested to the Palace, hoping to have a dialogue with Aquino and raise their problems in terms of land reforms.
The police and Philippine Marine Corps immediately guarded the place along with army trucks, fire trucks, and water cannons. Unfortunately, the protest ended with a bloody scuffle.
Around 13 people were reported dead and at least 50 got injured due to the protest. According to a report by Rappler, Aquino created the “Citizens’ Mendiola Commission” in order to know how the violence started during the protest and who was supposedly be held responsible for it.
However, it has been reported that no one was punished over multiple deaths. The House Committee on Human Rights had recommended giving compensation for the victims, but it was reported that no one received any compensation.
In a report by ABS-CBN News in 2017, farmers and the families of the victims were still trying to seek justice over the Mendiola Massacre. They also called on President Rodrigo Duterte to come up with genuine land reform and end the oppression of the farmers in provinces.
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