“Task Force Abono, with the blessing of the Aquino administration, consciously maneuvered to absolve Arroyo and her minions from the plunder of the fertilizer fund scam.” – Antonio Flores, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
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Lawyers group Join Farmers Groups in filing criminal charges against former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at the DOJ today
The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), joined militant peasant and fisherfolk organizations in filing criminal charges against resigned Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at the Department of Justice today. In the complaint affidavit they presented to DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima, Anakpawis Partylist Representative Rafael V. Mariano, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Pambansang Lakas ng…
Farmers, Fisherfolk Push Congress to Impeach Ombudsman Over Ignored Complaints
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
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.
Fertilizer Fund Cover-up Feared: Are attempts to hide the truth behind the fertilizer funds now taking place?
Peasant leader Danilo Ramos said some congressmen in Bicol are “fast-tracking” the distribution of fertilizer bags and even cash allegedly to refute claims that no farm inputs were distributed to farmers under the controversial P728-million fertilizer fund of the Department of Agriculture (DA). BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP or Peasant…