MANILA -- Anakpawis party-list Representative Rafael Mariano hit Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda for calling the Hacienda Luisita massacre issue a

“closed case", saying that the statement is totally condemnable and highly irresponsible.

“Lacierda's statement clearly shows that the victims of Hacienda Luisita massacre cannot achieve justice under the Aquino administration," Mariano said.

To date, nobody has been made accountable on the massacre of seven farmers on November 16, 2004 inside the Cojuangco-Aquino family-owned Hacienda Luisita.

Mariano added that the cries for justice by the victims of the massacre is just and legitimate enough for the new administration to simply disregard. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)