The Truth about Hacienda Luisita and the Cojuangco-Aquino Family (in Simple English)
In the Philippines and abroad, the name Aquino is linked with democracy and justice. Ninoy Aquino’s death led to the end of the Marcos dictatorship.
After the fall of Marcos, Cory Cojuangco-Aquino was to be the new hope of the country, a leader who truly cared for the people. Unfortunately, this picture is not entirely correct.
The Cojuangco-Aquino family has been running an estate of 6,453 hectares, Hacienda Luisita, since they bought it in 1958.
Jose Cojuangco Sr., Cory’s father, received large loans from the philippine government to buy the hacienda, on the condition that it would be distributed to the farmers by 1967.
repeat: ON THE CONDITION THAT I WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE FARMERS BY 1967, or in less than 10 years.
But, after almost fifty (50) years later, the land has not been returned to…
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