The Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s camp said that the national government must be blamed for what happened in Kidapawan City.
“Blood is written all over the Aquino-Cojuangco hands.” Duterte national campaign manager Jun Evasco said.
“First there was the Mendiola massacre, then Hacienda Luisita, then the Mamasapano and now the Kidapawan carnage. Blood – blood of enraged and hungered people – are soaked in the hands of the landlord class personified by the Aquino-Cojuangco clique of the ruling elite,” Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted Evasco as saying.
“It all the more becomes more tragic and despicable that the same bloodline that benefited from the ESDA 1986 revolt have soiled their hands with the blood and tears of the Filipino people that allowed them into power,” He added.
Evasco also said that the President Aquino cannot escape the responsibility to the bloody assault against the farmers. He added that the administration should immediately order all those involved in the shooting “to be disarmed, investigated and dealt with the full might and extent of the law,”.
He also urged the Commission on Human Rights to act on the incident immediately.
“Now is the time for the Commission on Human Rights to condemn this barbaric act. An unarmed, defenseless throng of people asking for food poses no danger. In fact they are in danger,” Evasco said.