Amihan said that areas hit by Ambo were the same areas where social amelioration programs of the government have been slow. These are Eastern Visayas, Bicol and Southern Tagalog, where many poor peasant families rely on farming and agriculture for a living.
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How would a small poor village be faring in the time of the coronavirus? In a community in the central Philippines, the farmers’ struggle against land grabs amid threats of food insecurity has taken on greater urgency.
“The Duterte government should ensure affordable and accessible food supply especially to the poor and marginalized to guarantee the Filipinos’ survival against COVID-19 and hunger.”
“Even darak (ground rice bran used as pig feed) sells higher than the actual grain.”
Filipino farmers call for subsidy amid the influx of imported rice from other countries.
Nobody from the Duterte administration wants to admit that the Republic Act 11203, which has liberalized rice importation, is the culprit behind the miserable state of our farmers right now.
“It’s the beginning of the end of the local rice industry. Even with the rice industry enhancement fund, the local rice industry do not stand a chance with massive rice imports.”
“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.”
Government data showed that farmers, fishermen and children of poor families posted the highest poverty incidence. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – For many years, Filipino farmers have considered October as Peasant Month, culminating every 21st, the anniversary of the promulgation of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s Presidential Decree 27. Marcos signed on October…
By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com MANILA — Starting in November, progressive cultural organization Sinagbayan restages its original production “Pitong Sundang: mga sayaw sa lupa at pakikibaka,” (Seven Bolos: Dances for land and the struggle) a dance theater production highlighting the long history of the peasants’ struggle for genuine land reform and agrarian revolution through…
A fact-finding mission led by various peasant groups and non-government organizations revealed that farmers in Nueva Ecija towns received substandard hybrid rice seeds under the government’s GMA Rice Program. Worse, the Department of Agriculture’s response to the problem was far from being satisfactory. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat Unlike the traditional rice seeds, the SL-8H…