“The threat of additional schemes also remains as Noel Villanueva and his minions desperately cling onto the Tinang farmers’ land. We remain vigilant.”
Category: Agrarian Reform
Tinang farmers: We are not criminals
“For 27 years, we have been deprived of our right to till the land. Why is it that we are the ones being treated as criminals here?”
‘Planting food and right to assembly guaranteed by law’ – peasant group
“Planting food and supporting farmers are no mischief, and the right to assembly is guaranteed by the highest law in the land.”
Land reform beneficiaries, supporters violently arrested for holding collective farming
“Deprived farmers are faced with violent reprisal when they assert their rightful claim to land. This exposes CARP as instrumental to landlords while the majority of our farmers remain landless, poor, and hungry.”
Lana Linaban: An epitome of a woman unbound
Lana Linaban, second nominee of Anakpawis Partylist, says she draws her strength and inspiration from the people.
Ka Paeng and his continuing fight for the toiling masses
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.
Tarlac farmers assert ownership of 200-hectare land controlled by political clan
“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 farmers, Martial Law wounds remain painful
For Filipino farmers, no amount of historical distortion can wash away the sins of martial law.
Journalists covering agrarian dispute shot, beaten by armed goons
“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.”
Tungkong Mangga: From farmers’ paradise to stove of violence
“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.”
Guards, armed goons open fire at Bulacan farmers
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.