Farmers from Hacienda Dolores in Porac Pampanga, Tungkong, Mangga San Jose Del Monte, Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, and Hacienda Looc in Batangas also lambasted the worsening militarization of haciendas and estates where there are land disputes.

Farmers and land reform advocates also also reported human rights violations. Over a hundred peasant leaders were summarily executed under the Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan counter-insurgency program. Landowners employ local military and police forces as private armies to harass farmers fighting for their rights to the lands.