Lana Linaban, second nominee of Anakpawis Partylist, says she draws her strength and inspiration from the people.
Category: Agrarian Reform
Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano survived the Marcos dictatorship and the Mendiola Massacre. He is seeking to return as a lawmaker as first nominee of Anakpawis Partylist, which seeks to represent farmers, workers, fisherfolk, national minorities, and the urban and rural poor in the House of Representatives.
“Even if we only have salt to eat for our meals, we will continue to hold our line. This land should have been awarded to us a long time ago. We are the lawful and rightful owners of this land.”
For Filipino farmers, no amount of historical distortion can wash away the sins of martial law.
“The shooting and intimidation of journalists are a blatant violation of press freedom. Journalists should not be hindered in covering stories especially those that involve human rights abuses against farmers and marginalized sectors.”
“The peasant families of San Jose Del Monte had been tilling the farmlands of Tungkong Mangga even before [API] would be incorporated in 1988,” explained UMA Chairperson Antonio Flores. “DAR’s facilitation of Araneta’s landgrab is unconscionable, and nothing short of criminal.”
Security guards and armed goons opened fire at farmers in Sitio Ricafort, Barangay Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, according to Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas.
For Christmas, the only ‘aguinaldo’ that the Tartaria farmers wish is to reclaim their land from the Aguinaldo clan.
This collective tilling of land has helped us put food on our table. We no longer need to buy vegetables because we are now growing them in our garden. They are fresh and it is good for our health,”
“Staging a demolition exactly on the day we remember the peasant struggle is the highest form of disrespect.”
Farmers have been reaping debts but they get no sufficient aid from the Duterte administration.