Danilo Ramos of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said that the prevailing hunger and poverty among Filipino farmers are the “direct result of centuries-old landlessness.”
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As onion prices soar, gov’t urged to invest on cold storage facilities
“It would lessen our cost surplus. We would also be able to guarantee the benefits of these cold storage facilities that it would bring to our farmers, especially here in Nueva Ecija who plant and harvest onions.”
Farmers present 12 ‘doable’ agri program for Marcos Jr.’s first 100 days
“Marcos Jr. ‘s disbelief at the rising inflation rate shows his nonchalant attitude and extreme disconnect with the hardship experienced by Filipinos. His life of opulence is far from what ordinary hand-to-mouth Filipinos go through.”
What gov’t workers want from the next Philippine president
Ending contractualization is a campaign promise of President Duterte.
Groups press authorities to surface peasant organizer abducted in Pampanga
“Time is of the essence. Everyday that he is missing endangers his life. Every victim of politically motivated enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing, including plain murder, should have been a political prisoner.”
Market Watch | Farmers appeal for agri support, demand higher budget for food production in 2022
“The current regime is set to leave a more food-insecure Philippines. Duterte is the biggest typhoon, the worst pest for a Filipino farmer. One in four food products in the country is imported.”
Wife of peasant leader in Central Luzon recalls threats before his arrest
Apart from the red-tagging of Joseph Canlas on social media, threats were felt by members of his family in their own homes.
KMP: Land-grabbers murder farmer, burn down houses
“The DAR should be more proactive in resolving land dispute cases, especially when the entities involved employ violence and terror. In this case, instead of protecting the farmers and ensuring their right to the land, DAR watched from afar. The hands of DAR Secretary John Castriciones are stained with blood.”
Farmers hardest hit by typhoon Rolly
The agriculture department said 18,000 farmers have been affected, and at least 17,000-hectares of crops were destroyed. In Catanduanes alone, local government officials estimated at least P400-million ($8.26-million) damage to the abaca industry and 90 percent of their public infrastructure reduced to rubble.
IN PHOTOS: Local products showcased in farmers’ market
Local vegetables were from Bulacan farmers who have been decrying the demolition of their farms, particularly in San Jose del Monte area.
‘Duterte behind the killing of Randall Echanis’ — groups
Amid Palace’s claim that Anakpawis Chairperson and peace consultant Randall Echanis was killed by his comrades in the revolutionary movement, progressive groups maintain state security forces acted upon President Duterte’s orders.