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Vol. VI, No. 37      Oct. 22 - 28, 2006      Quezon City, Philippines

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SALUNGGUHIT

By Flon Faurillo / Bulatlat

No Cause for Joy 

October is supposed to be a month of jubilation for those who till the land, as on its third week falls World Peasant Day. The Filipino peasants, however, have no cause for celebration. For centuries they have been burdened by landlessness. Exacerbating their problems at present are political killings, of which many of the victims are from their ranks; corruption in government that has manifested itself in the Fertilizer Funds Scam, among other cases; and government-orchestrated moves to revise the Constitution in order to further entrench the policies of land-use conversion, crop conversion and import liberalization imposed by the World Trade Organization (WTO). A plethora of problems that gives no cause for joy.

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