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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.

Coco farmers hit plans to use levy fund for agribusiness, landlord compensation

“Once again, the government will provide the infrastructure for the benefit of big guns in the coconut industry at the expense of small coconut farmers. It is totally revolting that P305 million of small coconut farmers money will be spent for the so-called agro-industrial estate project that will only benefit local and foreign agri-businesses.” – Willy Marbella, KMP

“We are not incidental beneficiaries of the coco levy funds. It was cash that was taken and stolen from us by the Marcos-Cojuangco clique; it’s only fair and just that cash is also returned to us.” – Coco Levy Funds Ibalik sa Amin (CLAIM)

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 The peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is outraged over the Supreme Court’s recent ruling declaring tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, uncle of President Benigno Aquino III, as the rightful owner of the contested shares in San Miguel Corporation (SMC). It is set to file a motion to intervene…