Palace done with Mendiola Massacre

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s administration is no longer responsible for seeking justice for victims of the Mendiola Massacre, Malacañang said on Thursday.

Presidential Communications Secretary Hermnio Coloma Jr. noted that the Mendiola Massacre is a thing of the past that should no longer be revived.

Coloma told reporters in a news conference that the case will be up to the courts to decide.

Thirteen farmers were killed on January 22, 1987 after soldiers and policemen opened fire on peasants who tried to enter Malacañang to convey to then-President Corazon Aquino—the current leader’s mother—their concerns about land reform.


The Manila Regional Trial Court, however, dismissed the cases filed by families of the victims in 1988.

The Supreme Court upheld the ruling in 1993, citing state immunity from suit.

The massacre happened less than a year after the February 1986 EDSA revolt that toppled then-President Ferdinand Marcos.

The revolt is said to have been instrumental in restoring democracy in the Philippines after nearly 15 years of martial law, which Marcos declared in 1972.

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  1. Haaaayyyy Nakuuuuu! on

    Aba ang mga hayop, nakapagsalita din ng thing of the past…kapag nagbibintang ng mga nakaraang panahong nangyari, ang galing! Ang tindi ng kapal ng mga mukha nang mga lintik na ito!

  2. If the revolt had been instrumental in restoring democracy( the1986 Edsa revolt was represented only by 1% of the total population of Philippines) therefore in a true democratic country those poor Filipino farmers should have been allowed to demonstrate peacefully to be heard ,but. why did Cory Aquino let the armed forces of the Philippines shoot and killed all those poor farmers. Why ? and Why?, Then, with her tolerating the action of the AFP , being Commander -in-Chief of a democratic country like the Philippines she should have protected the rights of the poor Filipinos farmers.to be heard.Certainly not surprised, she had her own personal agenda ,that’s why she grabbed the position of then VP Arturo M. Tolentino as President (when Pres. Marcos was in serious kidney failure) And of course we couldn’t expect anything better at all from the son .Justice will be served somehow our dear Lord never sleeps.