“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”
Farmers are fast losing hope after President Duterte reneged on his promise to return the coco levy fund to small coconut farmers and there have been moves inside the Department of Agrarian Reform to reverse the administrative and department orders, favoring farmers, which were issued by former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.
On Oct. 25, thousands of farmers from around the Philippines will march to Mendiola.
For more than 30 years, BTL farmers have been in a deadlock with the CMU administration over 517 hectares of land.
PHOTO COURTESY OF AMIHAN-NMR
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com A university in Bukidnon continues its campaign to drive away some 800 farmers and their families from their land. Farmers led by the Buffalo-Tamaraw-Limus Farmers’ Association (BTL) and the BTL Women’s Association continue to fight against the attempts of Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon to evict…