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Lakbay Magsasaka: Tales of a thousand oppressed tillers

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

Lakbay Magsasaka | ‘Duterte has failed farmers’

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.

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Mylene Zantoa, 32, only wants a decent life for her family. Zantoa and her husband work on less than two hectares of land in San Francisco, Quezon province. Mainly preoccupied with copra production, Zantoa said what they earn is not enough to feed and to send to school…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila–The peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Kaisahang Pambansa ng mga Magsasaka sa Koprahan (Koprahan) have called attention to the Aquino administration’s formation of a coco levy task force that it placed under the supervision of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). The group insisted that the…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The Aquino government has closed the case over the much-disputed, multi-billion coco levy fund issue involving the former crony of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and uncle of the current president San Miguel Corporation chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. A Disposition Form dated February 14, 2012 approved by…

A certification from the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court showed that “no criminal/civil case had been filed” against former agriculture secretary Cito Lorenzo and former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, in connection with the P728-million fertilizer fund scam. “Clearly, Gutierrez did not lift a finger to take action against the officials tagged in the fertilizer fund scam,” Danilo Ramos of farmers’ group KMP said.