Ibalik ang Dignidad ng mga Sacadas


 QUEZON CITY, PH
$5,865.60
raised by 122 Givers
$40,000.00
goal amount
Rage and fight for those who have no fight left in them -- because they are too hungry, too tired, too afraid, too defeated. The aim of this fundraiser is to be able to give to each of the farmers what has been stolen from them by the Cojuancos: the ability to dream and make those dreams happen.
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A False Promise

"I want justice for them. I want them paid over and beyond what they were promised—for all the grief, all the abuses, all the hardships they’ve had to endure in the hands of the greedy oligarchs."

I don’t see them any different from me, the Sacadas.

Apparently not so with the Cojuangcos of Hacienda Luisita who recruited them from far off Mindanao with the promise of work that would pay them 500 bucks a day. An enticing pay that hundreds of them walked in to the trap and left their families last November.

When the dust had settled, the highest they were paid was 160 pesos a WEEK. Often it went down to as low as 40 pesos a week. And they were woken up at 2 or 3 am and in the dark, start the backbreaking work of harvesting sugar cane--- where they were paid by the tons of sugar cane they could harvest instead of by the day as they were promised.

Among them, MINORS AND SENIORS! They were made to pay for the food they were fed—rotten sardines, noodles and most days, nothing!-- so they had to scrounge around in the basurahan of the Aquino Cojuangcos—amidst the soiled sanitary napkins and toilet paper.

The going rate of the rice fed them was 6000 bucks per sack of rice ---the amount of which was deducted from their 50 peso-a-week take home pay. And they were kept under lock and key so they couldn’t just walk out of the joint.

 

 Freedom

"When the dust had settled, the highest they were paid was 160 pesos a WEEK. Often it went down to as low as 40 pesos a week."

Escape they did. And they found their way to the DSWD through the kindest of souls: Ricky Medenilla and Pia Castro—kind strangers who saw them sleeping in the streets near Aguinaldo (they were turned away there. Argh.) and took them into their homes, fed them and brought them to us.

As a kid I loved reading stories about slavery in the US. I just had no idea this shit still existed under our very noses.

And you know what’s the sh*ttiest part in it for me? Apart from the Cojuangcos distancing themselves from this, I am betting. The oligarchs do not want to dirty their hands. That's a given. They let their minions do the dirty job for them. So the sh*ttiest part for me is how the best they get from this now is a bus ticket home care of the DSWD.

 

Yes home is a big thing. HUGE. To be back in the embrace of their families after the hell called Hacienda Luisita.

But if all they get out of this is a bus ticket home, then we’re all f*cked.

Yes, I love that, in the embrace of DSWD, they got fed, listened to, comforted –TREATED LIKE THE HUMAN BEINGS THEY ARE--and that arrangements were made ora mismo to get them back home.

But if this is all we gun for, not JUSTICE, not INDEMNIFICATION, then we are so lost.

 

A Call for Justice

I want justice for them. I want them paid over and beyond what they were promised—for all the grief, all the abuses, all the hardships they’ve had to endure in the hands of the greedy oligarchs. A case has been filed against Hacienda Luisita and it is in the DOLE. I want us all to be so invested in it and watch it with eagle eyes.

I want the COJUANGCOS, those f*cking greedy bastards brought to justice and to be made to answer for all the crimes they have committed against the Filipino people. Seriously, how does one sleep at night knowing you got wealthy on the backs of the toiling masses? How does one enjoy living off BLOOD MONEY?

PS. A bus takes them home tonight. They are in the bus terminal in Cubao. You might want to say hi to them. I cried my heart out when they told me their story. It made them cry too. Crying allowed!

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Our farmers need to be helped.This is all they ask: money to buy seeds and fertilizer. The aim of this fundraiser is to be able to give to each of the farmers what has been stolen from them by the Cojuangcos: the ability to dream and make those dreams happen. They need source of income while pursuing their cases.

Needless to say, there will be a clear and transparent accounting of all funds entrusted to Pia Castro and Ricky Medenilla.

DSWD will guide our farmers—as will DAR and DA and Ricky and Pia and other private citizens and NGOs.

When government is joined by an involved citizenry, CHANGE happens.

Maraming salamat, mga kababayan ko sa pagkakapit-bisig nyo sa amin nila Pia para sa mga kapatid nating nangangailangan ng tulong natin ngayon.

Dahan-dahan, tulong-tulong.

Photo credits: tessairini@wordpress

Facebook Post by Lorraine Badoy
 

Favor to the readers: If you are unable to give any amount but you see these oppressed farmers need their dignity back, please just SHARE and SHARE until a good and capable heart is able to support them. Thank you - FRIENDS OF SACADAS 

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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    39 days ago
    May 17, 2017
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    Lolita Potot-brooks
    $100.00
    39 days ago
    May 17, 2017
      Sacadas: A false promise Even though I can't be there in person to help, I hope that this simple monetary donation can alleviate the sufferings that these abused Hacienda Luisita Farmers have gone through in the hands of the oligarchs. These poor farmers
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    40 days ago
    May 16, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    41 days ago
    May 15, 2017
      Proverbs 20:17
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    44 days ago
    May 12, 2017
      God Bless the farmers of my motherland. xx
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    44 days ago
    May 12, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $15.00
    44 days ago
    May 11, 2017
  • C
    Carmen Lucas
    $100.00
    45 days ago
    May 11, 2017
      God bless the effort
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    Emma Akilit
    $20.00
    45 days ago
    May 11, 2017
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    People Of Tolosa, Leyte
    $28.00
    46 days ago
    May 10, 2017
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    Gemma Umali
    $20.00
    49 days ago
    May 7, 2017
      God bless po sa inyo.
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    Gava Angel
    $40.00
    51 days ago
    May 5, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    51 days ago
    May 5, 2017
      Kahit kaunti lang, kelangan ko makatulong. God bless po!
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    Rashina David
    $10.00
    51 days ago
    May 5, 2017
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    Ermi Yap
    $20.00
    52 days ago
    May 4, 2017
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    Goldie Fabros
    $30.00
    52 days ago
    May 4, 2017
      God bless everyone. Lets keep protecting the president in our fight against the oppressors!
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    52 days ago
    May 4, 2017
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    Yul Delos Reyes
    $25.00
    52 days ago
    May 4, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    52 days ago
    May 4, 2017
      Mabuhay ang mga Sacadas
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    Romy Mandinggin
    $25.00
    52 days ago
    May 3, 2017
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    Rose Villegas
    $20.00
    53 days ago
    May 3, 2017
      Just a small amount but given with a big heart.Keep your head up mga kabayan,we are with you .
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    Jennifer Aguilar
    $50.00
    53 days ago
    May 3, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $100.00
    57 days ago
    April 29, 2017
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    Rica Inton-santos
    $400.00
    58 days ago
    April 28, 2017
      God bless you all!
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    Josephine Oca
    $10.00
    April 16, 2017
      Hope This ca. Help
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    Gava Angel
    $40.00
    April 16, 2017
      Laban lang po!
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    German Vano
    $200.00
    April 15, 2017
  • L
    Lani Estepa
    $25.00
    April 14, 2017
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    Pop Cordova
    $10.00
    April 14, 2017
      May they get the justice that they deserve.
  • G
    Gava Angel
    $500.00
    April 13, 2017
      <3 Pay it forward. <3
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 13, 2017
  • E
    Edith Kristoffersen
    $50.00
    April 13, 2017
      Keep up the noble deeds
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    Wonderboi 03
    $10.00
    April 13, 2017
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    Tashe Dc
    $20.00
    April 13, 2017
      i know its not much but i hope it helps...
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 13, 2017
      We all are poor with our faults and imperfections, suffering makes our hearts pure and our faith stronger. Praying the viscious cycle of poverty and oppression ends.
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    Cess Ricafrente
    $50.00
    April 13, 2017
      I hope this helps
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    Judith Panganiban
    $50.00
    April 13, 2017
      Power on! Best of luck!
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    Gava Angel
    $50.00
    April 12, 2017
      Laban Sacadas!
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    Sj Barnes
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
      A little something from a full time mum to our Sacada brothers and sisters.
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    Zenaida Bilar
    $40.00
    April 12, 2017
      Justice for the Sacadas!
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    Mayyu Cappleman-bajet
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
      Sharing gifts to fellow indigenous people.
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    Eunice Akilit
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
      glad to be of little help for your bright future!
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    Rhea Codizal
    $35.00
    April 12, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $40.00
    April 12, 2017
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    Nancy Kin-wee
    $100.00
    April 12, 2017
      Hope they are ok.
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    Chu Tappa
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
      Bangon Sacadas! Bagon Pilipinas, Bayan kong Mahal!
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    Paul Rainier Uy
    $20.00
    April 12, 2017
      Justice for the Sacadas!
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    Von Lamela
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
  • V
    Vim Calletor
    $30.00
    April 12, 2017
      Bless you
  • Z
    Zaire Bergonia
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
      I care ?
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 12, 2017
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    Bok Wagon
    $50.00
    April 11, 2017
  • G
    Gava Angel
    $30.00
    April 11, 2017
      Good luck po
  • R
    Raquel Dizon
    $50.00
    April 11, 2017
  • P
    Paul O.
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      Para sa Muling Pagbangon!
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
  • G
    Gava Angel
    $41.60
    April 11, 2017
      May God bless us all
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    Emerson Galacio
    $100.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $50.00
    April 11, 2017
      Sa mga biktima ng pang-aapi, tandaan niyo po na hindi kayo walang kwenta na mga tao. Mabuhay po kayo!
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    Anne Montesclaros
    $100.00
    April 11, 2017
      I'm sorry that you have to go through what you went through. Hope this little amount can help.
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Jean Edillon
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      Munting halaga pero galing sa puso, para sa mga kapatid natin sa SACADA
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    Alma Hirota
    $40.00
    April 11, 2017
      I hope this little amount can help..We love you!
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    Gina Castillo
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      God bless Sacada
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      Pls accept the nominal amount. May the universe send more through our good hearted brothers and sisters
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      Hope this very small amount will be of help.
  • R
    Rolando Barretto
    $40.00
    April 11, 2017
      God Bless them All!
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    Teo Bohol
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Readers Of Thinkingpinoy.net
    $50.00
    April 11, 2017
      Pagpasensiyahan niyo muna mga readers. Tipid na lang muna ako sa kuryente.
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    Gava Angel
    $60.00
    April 11, 2017
      God bless you all
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    Gava Angel
    $50.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      My prayers for those initiating this move to help the sacadas.
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    Noel Menorias
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
      Just letting you all know, that we care
  • M
    Maricha Lawas
    $40.00
    April 11, 2017
      Keep safe and healthy. God be with you all.
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    April 11, 2017
      I hope this helps. :)
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    Roger Solas
    $20.00
    April 11, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $500.00
    April 11, 2017
      ??Pay it forward.??
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    Beth Roxas
    $20.00
    April 10, 2017
      Sanay makatulong kahit sa munting nakayahan <3
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    Ting Odi
    $200.00
    April 9, 2017
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    May Cheryl Bravo
    $40.00
    April 9, 2017
      From little things big things grow. God bless the Philippines and the people who wants to make it great again!
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    Dewy Demandante
    $40.00
    April 9, 2017
      Bangon mga sacadas! Mabuhay po kayo ?
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    Edna Dazo
    $20.00
    April 9, 2017
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    Christian J Ong
    $10.00
    April 8, 2017
      I hope makatulong po ito sainyo. Nandito po kami handang tumulong sainyo. Para sa bayan at para sa kapwa :)
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    April 7, 2017
      Be well!
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 7, 2017
      You and I are one.
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    Lota Locorriere
    $18.00
    April 6, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 6, 2017
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    Nilo Merencillo
    $20.00
    April 6, 2017
      I hope this small amount can help for this good cause - OFW, Abu Dhabi UAE
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    Florence Ann Corotan
    $20.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    April 5, 2017
      God bless you all!
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    Mark Garcia
    $20.00
    April 5, 2017
      Pagdamutan niyo po muna, hopefully next time mas malaki po maitulong ko. Be strong mga kababayan. Lecheng mga dilaw yan oo. Pahirap eh!
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    Percival Defiesta
    $100.00
    April 5, 2017
      May mga taong tulad ng mga taga-Hacienda Luisita na sakim at mapang-abuso sa mga sakada pero may mga tao ding tulad namin na handang tumulong upang muling ibalik ang nawalang dangal ng mga sakada. Pagpasensyahan nyo na po ang aking munting ambag at naway
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    Jihan Tablizo
    $100.00
    April 5, 2017
      God bless you guys and hope this little sumthin help. xx
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    Rhona Mey
    $30.00
    April 5, 2017
      For the love of our countrymen!
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    Miss Ques
    $40.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Gisele Mari
    $10.00
    April 5, 2017
      I really wish I can give more. my prayers are with you my fellow filipino and God bless you Dr. Badoy.
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    Gava Angel
    $100.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Red Gueco
    $10.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Jesusa Santos
    $10.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $300.00
    April 5, 2017
      May pag-asa :)
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    Remy Gayanilo
    $60.00
    April 5, 2017
      Bangon Sacadas!! God bless you all.
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    Ireen Cataulin
    $18.00
    April 5, 2017
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    Charmin Yap
    $40.00
    April 4, 2017
      I love my country.
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    Gava Angel
    $100.00
    April 4, 2017
      Bangon sacadas! Sa kanunay kami magpaluyu ka ninyo.
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    Gava Angel
    $10.00
    April 3, 2017
      God bless po :).
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    Tracy Jimenez
    $25.00
    April 3, 2017
      Congratulations and best wishes!
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    Claribelle Plotena
    $20.00
    April 3, 2017
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    Tabitha Chan
    $10.00
    April 3, 2017
      Thank you Ricky
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    Anna Casapao
    $100.00
    April 3, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $50.00
    April 3, 2017
  • A
    Anamer Menguito
    $20.00
    April 3, 2017
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    Elnora Montoya
    $20.00
    April 3, 2017
      Best wishes and congratulations!! Bless your hearts .. thank you for helping the sacadas.
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    Grace Gamban-salvador
    $50.00
    April 3, 2017
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    Ayen Cabasag
    $50.00
    April 3, 2017
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    Gava Angel
    $20.00
    April 3, 2017
      Pagpasensyahan nyo na po at maliit n halaga naway makatulong po sa inyo. God bless po.
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    Lex Lugod
    $10.00
    April 3, 2017
      Please keep up the passion to uplift the less fortunate. We need more people like you and less of the greedy and power-hungry Yellows. Thank you for the love and effort you give to these people. :)
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    Gava Angel
    $100.00
    April 2, 2017
      More power to both of you.
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    Kristine Cabling
    $10.00
    April 2, 2017
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    Marah Augusto
    $40.00
    April 2, 2017
      Salamat sa inyo, mga magsasaka. Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, gutom ang inabot ng mga Pilipino!
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    Nimfa Nimis
    $100.00
    April 2, 2017
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    Emmanuel Wright
    $20.00
    April 2, 2017
      Thank you ... God Bless you both!

 QUEZON CITY, PH
Founded:
2017-02-24
Type:
Non Profit
Address:
Quezon City Metro Manila PH
Email:
piacanlascastro@icloud.com
Contact Number:
About us:
I looI look at this photo and I don’t know about you but what I see is a bunch of human beings. I bet you do too. I don’t see them any different from me. Apparently not so with the Cojuangcos of Hacienda Luisita who recruited them from far off Mindanao with the promise of work that would pay them 500 bucks a day. An enticing pay that hundreds of them walked in to the trap and left their families last November. When the dust had settled, the highest they were paid was 160 pesos a WEEK. Often it went down to as low as 40 pesos a week. And they were woken up at 2 or 3 am and in the dark, start the backbreaking work of harvesting sugar cane--- where they were paid by the tons of sugar cane they could harvest instead of by the day as they were promised. Among them, MINORS AND SENIORS! And the food they were fed was rotten, unedible and rice that they were charged at 6,000 Php per sack. And as icing to all that cake: verbal and physical abuse heaped on them day in, day out. These gentle, innocent indigenous people: Lumads, Blaans, Manobos, T’Bolis. As a kid I loved reading stories about slavery in the US. I just had no idea this shit still existed under our very noses. Labor and Criminal case has been filed against Hacienda Luisita and the cohort. Our farmers need to be helped. This is all they ask: money to buy seeds and fertilizer. The aim of this fundraiser is to be able to give to each of the farmers what has been stolen from them by the Cojuangcos: the ability to dream and make those dreams happen. They need source of income while pursuing their cases. Needless to say, there will be a clear and transparent accounting of all funds entrusted to Pia Castro and Ricky Medenilla. DSWD will guide our farmers—as will DAR and DA and Ricky and Pia and other private citizens and NGOs. When government is joined by an involved citizenry, CHANGE happens. Maraming salamat, mga kababayan ko sa pagkakapit-bisig nyo sa amin nila Pia para sa mga kapatid nating nangangailangan ng tulong natin ngayon. Dahan-dahan, tulong-tulong. *Asec Lorraine FB Post

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