A farmers’ group debunked claims of Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Elmer Distor that “landlords and capitalists” no longer “hold sway over vast tracts of agricultural lands.”
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“The only thing we can pass on to our children is our land. We already lost everything else. We have nothing left to lose. Why should we be afraid?”
Six farmers, including a minor, were beaten up by elements of the Seraph Security Agency in Hacienda Yulo, barangay Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna.
Farmers in Buntog have been struggling for decades to assert their rights to the land, which they and their ancestors have lived in since 1911.
Reports from Samahan ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa sa Sitio Buntog (SAMANA-Buntog) claim that Buntog is being “fenced off”, and goons are destroying farm plots they come across. “They’re even stealing fruits from our trees,” said Jojo de Leon, SAMANA-Buntog spokesperson, in a text message.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“While landlords receive hefty payments, massive landlessness persists in the countryside. Millions of farmers are displaced due to massive land grabbing and land use conversion. Rural poverty and hunger is on the rise.” Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano
PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2010 STA.ROSA, LAGUNA –Sa kabila ng bantang pananalanta ng bagyong Juan, magiting at walang alinlangang nagmartsa ang humigit-kumulang isang libong mga magsasaka upang simulan ang apat na araw na kilos-protesta patungong Mediola na tinaguriang “Lakbayan ng Magsasaka Laban sa Hacienderong Rehimen ni Noynoy Aquino.“ “Alam naming mas matindi pang mga bagyo…
The bitter plight of Filipino farmers continues past the Aquino administration’s first 100 days and into October which the peasant movement marks as Peasant Month. By IBON Features | IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat.com The First 100 Days Report of Pres. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino’s administration made no mention of its program for land reform. This…
PRESS RELEASE July 23, 2010 Fifteen Hacienda Yulo farmers in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna now on their second day of fast today urged President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III not to evade the issue of land reform in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, saying farmers from all over…
Hacienda Yulo farmers in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna today warned President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III of a brewing indefinite hunger strike if Malacanang fails to act on their three demands submitted barely a week after Aquino assumed the presidency. The three demands submitted to Malacañang by Hacienda Yulo farmers identified with the…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Peasant leaders are challenging president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to act on the case of the farmers of Sitio Buntod in Hacienda Yulo. The violent dispersal of the barricade of the farmers of Hacienda Yulo is the first attack against peasants since the election season began during the start of the year.