Last April 1, three farmers where shot dead and dozens were injured after elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) opened-fire in a bloody and violent dispersal of a 3-day road blockade by around 6,000 farmers from North Cotabato demanding rice and food subsidies from the provincial government. Four more have died from those injured on April 1 bringing the total number of farmers killed to seven. Over a hundred were injured, while around 89 are still missing.
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