The living conditions in the Negros island have been – time and again – a glaring example of government’s failure to implement genuine agrarian reform.
By DEE AYROSO
By DEE AYROSO
MANILA — Amid numerous angles in Sagay Massacre the police and the Duterte administration say they will look into, peasant and rights groups said an independent probe on the massacre is all the more necessary now. Peasant women’s group Amihan in another statement said an independent probe is required “considering the PNP’s record of machination.”…
‘The manner by which the killing was committed points to impunity on the part of the perpetrators.’
“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.”
“Two years of the Duterte regime is two years of non-agrarian reform agenda, as it has yet to pass a new law to replace the expired and failed CARP.”
The bungkalan has been the NFSW’s campaign since 2008 for sugar workers to survive Tiempo Muerto or “dead season”, the period between planting and harvesting sugarcane. It usually lasts five months from April to September resulting to massive hunger among the farm workers.
In commemoration of the 13th year of the Luisita Massacre on Nov. 16, Bulatlat posts this article on recent experiences on collective land cultivation as a form of struggle against land monopoly, and their compilation in a book.
This harvest season, the farmers of Baloc, Sto. Domingo reaped the fruit of their struggle for land.
Protests in the countryside show growing clamor for genuine agrarian reform.