Day: October 24, 2011

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Main Story: Peasants all over the country march for land, rights, social justice CAGAYAN DE ORO, Misamis Oriental — Peasant groups in Northern Mindanao Region said the march of peasants here was a success with the overwhelming support of more than 10,000 farmers and sympathizers from other participating sectors.…

In 1985 when the Marcos dictatorship was at its most desperate at clinging to power, an anticommunist paramilitary group called Tadtad led by Norberto Manero killed the Italian priest Fr Tullio Favali, PIME, on April 15, 1985. It shattered a belief that in this predominantly Catholic country, the Catholic priests and nuns at least were…

By MARYA SALAMAT
After decades of what they described as “agrarian reform programs designed to fail,” Filipino peasants continue to suffer from landlessness and worsening poverty.

Sidebar: Lakbayan in Northern Mindanao Region a success – peasants’ groups