This harvest season, the farmers of Baloc, Sto. Domingo reaped the fruit of their struggle for land.
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“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”
By DEE AYROSO
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.
“This incident is glaring proof of a company’s greed and fascism being tolerated by the government for so long.”
After six years of being fenced off from their land, the agrarian reform beneficiaries of Tagum City could wait no more.
By SONNY AFRICA / IBON Features
The challenges that the looming Aquino administration faces are gigantic but could be addressed if it has the readiness to act.
The root of the problem that led to the rice crisis, rural backwardness, cannot be solved by sporadic solutions and releases of funds. It would necessitate a reversal of the economic programs and priorities of the government. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS ANALYSIS Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No.9, April 6-12, 2008 Supposedly, if the Arroyo government is to…