“Throughout the past regimes, Danding was able to amass great wealth, power, and influence after plundering the coco levy fund collected from small coconut farmers during Martial Law.”
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Farmers dare presidentiables to recover, return coco levy
The National Conference of Small Coconut Farmers presented a seven-point proposal on the distribution of the coco levy funds.
On SC decision for LRT, MRT fare hike | ‘ SC takes side of govt, capitalist cohorts’
“It just goes to show that this administration is hell-bent on pursuing the interests of his bosses. And I’m not talking about the Filipino people, but the capitalists who run the MRTC and LRMC.” – Train Riders Network (TREN)
Farmers want San Miguel mining out of Compostela
Typhoon Pablo survivors here are opposing the entry of a mining firm owned by the uncle of Pres. Benigno Aquino,III.
Progressive transport groups slam ‘collusion’ between Big Three oil companies and President Aquino
“It’s as if the oil companies just took a break (from hiking prices) in the run-up to the elections to give the Malacañang candidates a chance to prettify themselves, especially since Noynoy was personally campaigning for the administration slate.” – Piston
‘Hands off coco levy fund,’ farmers tell Aquino gov’t
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…
Coconut farmers insist just claim over coco-levy funds
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…
Hacienda Luisita farmers to SC: Stop land conversion
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Clearly, there is no other purpose for the transfer of ownership of the 500 hectares but to evade the coverage of the said portion of their landholdings from the CARP,” they said. To date, the land has remained undeveloped, the petitioners said.
Protestant bishops in Western Mindanao rally support for GPH-NDFP peace process
By INA ALLECO SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Support for the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) continues to pour in as various sectors of Philippine society including religious formations expressed their stand that both parties return to the negotiating table and proceed with the next…
The big three in the power industry
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Philippines has the most expensive electricity rates in Asia, a study by International Energy Consultants (IEC) showed. The Philippines is also the only country with a privatized power industry and without government subsidy, according to IEC. Main Story: Epira, the culprit behind high power rates a>…
Workers picket Danding Cojuangco office, hit oil overpricing
MEDIA RELEASE Aug 17, 2011 MANILA — “It is revolting how the oil cartel, in connivance with the Aquino regime, continues to boost their already-huge profits out of workers’ and people’s misery over the overpricing and skyrocketing prices of petroleum products.” This was the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno as it condemned the…