Since March 2019, the 85th IBPA has been involved in human rights violations against coconut farmers in Quezon. Farmers in Macalelon and Lopez towns have been forced to evacuate due to continuing harassment and accusations of being supporters of the New People’s Army.
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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — An agriculturist from the environmental political party Kalikasan Partylist is calling on the Benigno Aquino III government to address what she said was the problem of massive coconut scale infestation in Southern Tagalog, specifically in the province of Batangas. The group said it is urgent for the…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The coco levy funds would only change hands, from one Cojuangco to another Cojuangco.” – KMP deputy secretary general Willy Marbella
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“Our income as coconut farmers is only enough to cover our expenses for a few days. To survive on the other days, we eat bananas and sweet potatoes.”
PRESS RELEASE Sept. 26, 2011 Davao City – Workers with the Kahugpungan sa mga Trabahante sa Superstar – Alliance of Democratic Labor Organizations (KTS-ADLO) criticized today the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) for being “inutile” in addressing the complaints of rights violations of the workers of…