Of the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget, P43.6 billion is allocated to the Department of Agriculture, an 18-percent increase from P36.7 billion last year. But one wonders, how much pesos will find its way to small farmers like Centino and Ortiz?
The farmers’ products were sold out with only a few hours after the market opened.
“Wanting to educate ourselves is our way of fighting those who threaten the environment we vowed to protect.”
Filipino farmers call for subsidy amid the influx of imported rice from other countries.
“We could say that Oceanagold really crippled our livelihood.”
“What we have here in UP are critical minds much sharper or deadly than guns, and it seemed that that was the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and PNP [Philippine National Police] were afraid of.”
Students from different universities across the county staged a walkout, Aug. 20 with the call, “Duterte, AFP-PNP [Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police], No Entry!”
“The united students of PUP will always be against any form of attacks and oppression and we will never falter against Duterte administration’s move to criminalize us–the students and the whole university.”
“For 25 years, Oceanagold was like a never-ending storm that has lashed at us.”
“We are very hopeful that the workers’ fight will someday lead to victory as we unite with other sectors. This night of gathering and sharing our struggle proves that the state of workers in the country is not improving. Through this event, we find support in each other struggles.”
“His marching orders to pass the death penalty measures, on top of his bloody drug war and counterinsurgency speak of his ineffective and blatantly anti-people kill-kill-kill solution and policy framework.”