Tags: backwardness and absence of genuine agrarian reform

Lakbay Magsasaka: Tales of a thousand oppressed tillers

“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”

There is real danger that rice will soon become a very scarce commodity beginning with the market stalls but eventually, from the dining table of tens of millions of poor Filipinos. This is not to say that this staple food has not become scarce before and is even now beyond the reach of a scandalously…