Farm workers are calling for higher wages as they battle every day to put food on the table.
“If they continue to push farmers to plant high-value crops (HVCs) that the country can export overseas, the Filipinos will only harvest hunger.”
At habang pinapawi natin ang pagkagutom ng ating kapwa, anong uri ng pagkain ang ating inihandog? Nakabubusog ba? Masustansya ba? O, basta na lang natin binigyan ng pagkain ang ating kapwa na walang pagpapahalaga sa kanyang dignidad at pagkatao?
In time for the Catholic tradition of fasting during the Holy Week, a peasant advocates group led a protest action assailing how the government “has virtually imposed hunger on the poor and the marginalized amid the apparent absence of any concrete plans for economic relief and the strengthening of the public health system.”
Farmers, who produce food, could barely put enough food on the table.
The Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) noted that the ongoing Senate inquiry revealed anomalies in calamity fund distribution and the government’s failure to provide food relief to families suffering from the effects of El Niño.
The Aquino government is “causing massive and systematic hunger in the country by implementing anti-farmer programs.” – Joseph Canlas, Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson
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