Day: June 4, 2009

Farmers and activists protesting in Congress Wednesday night.

The landlord-dominated Congress, led by the relatives of President Arroyo, voted Wednesday night to add five more years to the implementation of a 20-year-old agrarian-reform program that has failed to uplift the lives of peasants and farmers in the Philippines. And critics say the new proposed law is even worse than the original.

PRESS STATEMENT June 3, 2009 We strongly denounce the railroading of the House of Representatives’ unconstitutional Resolution 1109 calling to convene Congress as a constituent assembly to amend the Philippine Constitution. We believe the resolution is intended to change the charter in order to strengthen Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s hold on the reins of power either through…