Category: Salungguhit

By Jasper Almirante/ Bulatlat Bulatlat.com On the 17th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), Filipino farmers remain plagued by landlessness, as land use conversion favoring multinational agri-business giants chews into the little food security that the country still enjoys. Instead of addressing the ages-old maladies of landlessness and hunger, 17 years of the…

By Jasper Almirante/ Bulatlat Bulatlat.com For 22 million elementary and high school students on June 6, all roads lead to schools they temporarily left last summer. For the coming school year, they are expected to learn from their underpaid, overworked teachers. They have to sift through pages of textbooks, outdated as they are and rare…

By Jasper Almirante/ Bulatlat Bulatlat.com Now amounting to P150 billion (about $2.8 billion), the coco levy fund remains in the hands of government and is being traded to some powers-that-be in return for some favor. Taken from coconut farmers during the Marcos dictatorship in the 1970s, the fund is now the subject of a bill…