In a decision, a Manila court found “no specific allegation or even a single transaction” that would prove that the bank accounts were being used to fund terrorism.”
Appeals court lifts freeze order on women farmers group’s bank account
“The court’s decision is an affirmation that the allegations made against our organization were based on unfounded testimonies.”
Peasant women’s group decries AMLC’s freezing of its bank accounts
Zenaida Soriano, Amihan national chairperson, denounced the freeze order saying that it was arbitrary and they were not given a chance to answer the allegations against them.
Agri watch groups boycott gov’t food security summit, call for junking of EO 135
“Why would the government launch a National Food Security Summit, if it will only rely on imports instead of boosting local production? The summit should be boycotted because it is organized by those who instigated the food crisis and those who did not address the legitimate demands of rice farmers and food producers.”
34 years after the Mendiola massacre, farmers still being killed for fighting for land
“Duterte can easily surpass the gruesome record of previous administrations in terms of peasant killings and massacres.”
Typhoon Ambo and lockdown, double whammy for ‘food security workers’
Amihan said that areas hit by Ambo were the same areas where social amelioration programs of the government have been slow. These are Eastern Visayas, Bicol and Southern Tagalog, where many poor peasant families rely on farming and agriculture for a living.
Woman peasant leader killed in Surigao del Sur
“Apique’s killing show that military operations continue despite the crisis the country is facing and the ‘preventive community quarantine’ being implemented in the province.”
42 farmer-families in Bataan displaced amid lockdown
Amihan urged the local government units and concerned government agencies to ensure that farmers and their families will be protected against displacement and other forms of exploitation by landlords and private traders in this time of crisis.
Scant gov’t response to climate change hitting farmers the hardest
Farmers’ harvests this year are disappointingly smaller than before – not just in amount but in size also of the grains itself.
‘World Hunger Day’ | Farmers most affected by poverty, lack of food security
As landlessness and other root causes of poverty remain unaddressed, the greatest irony persists: that those who work hard to produce food have nothing to put on their own plates.
‘Rice importation is no solution to food security problems’
“The Philippines is an agricultural country, and we have all the means to grow the amount of food that we currently import.”