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BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat.com August 11, 2008 – 12:59 p.m. More than a thousand members of peasant groups and supporters have started camping out at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Aug. 11, to protest the cases of land grabbing in the provinces of the Southern Tagalog region. The Katipunan ng mga…

BY Bulatlat.com August 11, 2008 – 1:17 p.m. Hundreds of peasants from Laguna, Cavite and Batangas provinces trooped to and banged the gates of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to demand the immediate release of Randall Echanis, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-National Peasant Movement) national deputy secretary general for external affairs. Echanis, 60, was abducted…

A proponent of fair trade in Cebu is suffering from losses in the dried mango business, for the sake of protecting the interests of both producers and consumers amidst the worsening economic crisis. BY RITCHE T. SALGADO Contributed to Bulatlat Volume VIII, Number 27, August 10-16, 2008 A processing and trading organization in Cebu has…

Employees from different offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) national office vow to weekly flock to the streets to protest the planned transfer of the said agency’s office office to Ilagan, Isabela. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 27, August 10-16, 2008 QUEZON CITY — Employees from different offices under…

Hundreds of government employees, under the public sector union federation Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) trooped to the Petron gas station along Philcoa last Aug. 8 to protest the continued implementation of the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on oil and the Downstream Oil Industry Regulation Law and to demand the…

The anti-JPEPA (Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement) fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is set to lead an across-the-country “JPEPA-free zone campaign,” where the country’s fishing waters will be declared as free from the execution of the bilateral trade pact currently waiting the concurrence of the Senate. BY GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Contributed…