An illustrated essay on the some of the highlights of the Oct. 21 peasant rally.
Tags: genuine agrarian reform
“We cannot allow Duterte to have his way and continue the massacre of farmers through political killings and burdensome economic policies.”
This harvest season, the farmers of Baloc, Sto. Domingo reaped the fruit of their struggle for land.
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.
“We in DAR are one with the struggles of the Filipino people.”
“The struggle in Hacienda Luisita is the struggle of the Filipino people.”
“We hope that candidates who promise reforms in the country would hear and realize the aspiration of Filipino farmers, which should have been realized long ago.”
Peasant Group Challenges Next Government to Implement Genuine Agrarian Reform, National Industrialization
By ANNE EDNALYN V. DE LA CRUZ
“Agriculture must be given sufficient budget in order to improve irrigation facilities, provide credit support, build the necessary infrastructure, and distribute the lands to farmers,” Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said.
The Biofuels Act by itself cannot address the most urgent problem of exorbitant and soaring oil prices caused by foreign monopoly control. Worse, only landlords and bourgeois-compradors like Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri and his co-authors are the ones who will benefit most from it. BY ARNOLD PADILLA IBON Features Posted by Bulatlat Going by the…