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3 lives lost, 116 hurt in Kidapawan peaceful rally turned bloody

Local News • 14:27 PM Sat Apr 2, 2016
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Edwin O. Fernandez and John Unson
Some of the injured police officers in the hospital after the bloody dispersal of protesting farmers in Kidapawan Cityi. (Photo by John Unson)

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Two members of North Cotabato police unitwere in critical condition following the bloody dispersal of farmers Thursday morning.As of 6 a.m. Saturday, based on official information reaching and//www.ndbcnews www.ndbcnews .com.ph, theKidapawan carnage had 116 victims, 23 of them were civilians, 93 police officers, two of them in critical condition.Two farmers were confirmed dead. The total number of those confined in hospitals was 16, five of whom were police officers and 11 civilians.Total number of outpatient was 100.Norma Capuyan of Apo Sandawa Lumadnong Panaghiusa sa North Cotabato told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida that two minors were missing as of today. They weresiblingsLeonor and Ondo Onel.Capuyan said those killed wereRodolfo Daeza, Victor Mendag and Enrico Pabrica, all farmer-protesters. The irony of it was thatmost, if not all,of the farmers who joined the rally voted for North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Lala Mendoza in the 2013 elections, Capuyan said.Below are two photos taken separate following the dispersal. A wounded police officer getting medical treatment at an ambulance and farmers gather inside United Methodist Church in Kidapawan City after what others described as Kidapawan carnage. sand//scontent.fmnl4-5.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12924352_10209311614575664_2031892697065855342_n.jpg?_nc_eui=ARgWOY9YGGEvGb3wiLCm5UpU0TJgxQvbjGfKBaz3s3SloBLkI6eSKJZAW8Clandampoh=a613e0d9afb8c7d2e1c5a6126c8e5663andampoe=577B2CE7 (Photo by John Unson) sand//scontent.fmnl4-5.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12923343_10154177842936542_8010301760050283686_n.jpg?_nc_eui=ARjIUvL7F9U1a5ogpPvPk5wy13HLSynRV1_V1FdO9Q0i3gx0qkObVmAlA6Dvandampoh=826e9c499c1fe7f209da24da2ec0fd3eandampoe=5786C9D9 (Photo by Fr. Jonathan Domingo, OMI)

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