“We have exhausted all means to raise our issues to the local DA (Department of Agriculture) and Samar LGUs (local government units) but our demands fell on deaf ears.”
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“We were hoping that Sec. Piñol would face us and hear out our demands but it turned out that he has snubbed us and disregarded our demands.”
“We cannot allow Duterte to have his way and continue the massacre of farmers through political killings and burdensome economic policies.”
“Majority of the killings happened during Martial Law in Mindanao and are linked to agrarian cases and land disputes.”
“Quality and free irrigation service, that is part of a comprehensive and accelerated irrigation development program, will contribute to the advancement of local agriculture.”
“With a DDS at the helm of DAR, the prospect of genuine land reform and rural industrialization is now next to impossible.”
Colleagues of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano in the progressive movement surprise him on his 60th birthday. Mariano or Kaps/Ka Paeng served as chairperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas for more than 20 years.
Known for his sharp memory, Ka Paeng admitted that he deliberately memorized the facts and figures about agrarian reform programs of all the administrations.
“The Calago couple was brutally murdered. Whoever perpetrated this heinous crime intended to kill them in the most brutal manner to inflict harm and sow terror.”
“Once again, the government will provide the infrastructure for the benefit of big guns in the coconut industry at the expense of small coconut farmers. It is totally revolting that P305 million of small coconut farmers money will be spent for the so-called agro-industrial estate project that will only benefit local and foreign agri-businesses.” – Willy Marbella, KMP
25 years after the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program,farmers campout in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to protest the continued massive landlessness among poor Filipino farmers under what they call the “longest, most repressive land reform program in the Philippines.”