MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested 15 farmers after they held a lightning rally at the heavily guarded gates of Malacañang Palace yesterday morning.
The rallyists, who belong to Task Force Mapalad, snuck past policemen and soldiers guarding Mendiola Bridge by riding a passenger jeepney that plies through the streets around Malacañang.
After reaching one of the gates of Malacañang, the rallyists unfurled their banners while others bared the signs painted on their chests. Some of the signs read “PGMA distribute all Arroyo land” and “PGMA have a heart. Give us our land, distribute Hcda. Grande.” [Read full article...]