Fearful of backlash? Mar cancels Mindanao sorties following Kidapawan bloodbath



Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas has decided to cancel the sorties he had scheduled in several provinces in Mindanao Saturday (April 2), a day after violence erupted during a protest of farmers in Kidapawan, Cotabato City.

Reporters covering Roxas were able to go back to Manila a day earlier than scheduled because his team called off the campaign activities he scheduled in Basilan, Zamboanga, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.

The Liberal Party’s presidential candidate and his team might have cancelled the last leg of their Mindanao campaign to avoid backlash from the public over the violent dispersal of Cotabato farmers.

A source in the LP camp claimed the visit had been cancelled a day before the April 1 dispersal. The team also allegedly experienced difficulty preparing for the visit days before the bloody clash.

At least three were killed and 40 others were injured in a clash with policemen during a rally peasants staged along Kidapawan Highway to ask for the local government’s help in dealing with the El Niño crisis that has cost them their livelihood and left their families hungry.

North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, whom the farmers had sought a dialogue with, is an LP stalwart.

Roxas’ rivals such as Vice President Jejomar Binay and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte have scored the government over the incident, saying the farmers’ demands for assistance should not have been met with violence.

source: http://politics.com.ph/





  1. Yan natakot ka tuloy para kang guilty ngayon kong inayos niyo agad ang problema ay sana hindi umabot sa merong namatay.Puro kasi kayo teka kailangan magdaan pa sa kong kaninong pilato upang ma irelease ang tulong.Isa na naman bawas boto sa Yellow party ang nangyari..

  2. I am here in U.S. but I was born and raise in the Philippines and I should not care about the people or the life in the Philippines, but not only as a Filipino but as a human being I am asking the Philippine Government to please do your job and give help those people in need, not only the grown up but those kids that are very innocent, hungry.You don’t have to give them money just food to eat and help those who voted for you to be in that office. I am a devout Catholic went to a Catholic School and also calling for those Christian with respect to the Cardinals,Bishops,Priest and the INC Iglesia ni Christo show your Christianity and help your Fellow Filipinos and maybe someday when you guys are in their shoes someone will also help you. Remember God gave you everything you have and he could always take it back.May God Bless the Philippines and the people.