Tags: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

Washing and ironing his clothes, cleaning the house, washing the dishes, and weeding the farm. Other politicians would hire maids to do these things for them. But Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Rep. Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano, the poorest congressman in the country, lives up to his sector’s way of life. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat Vol.…

By Gerry Albert Corpuz Bulatlat.com Can a foreigner be barred for entering the Philippines because of his or her previous participation in a protest action here? The answer is yes, going by the experience of a Bangladeshi peasant leader who was deported last March 30 even if his travel papers were in order. Three international…

Various controversies plagued the agricultural sector in 2005 and peasants do not see an end in the immediate future. In fact, they are bracing for the worst in 2006. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Past surveys showed hardship among the poor in 2004 and signs of desperation in 2005. No less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo,…

A sad Christmas awaits a family of a Negros-based labor organizer who has been missing since Dec. 5. Negros cause-oriented groups say it is the handiwork of the military which the latter strongly denies. A military officer, however, is quick to accuse the missing labor organizer of being a member of the New People’s Army.…

Peasant leader Danilo Ramos said some congressmen in Bicol are “fast-tracking” the distribution of fertilizer bags and even cash allegedly to refute claims that no farm inputs were distributed to farmers under the controversial P728-million fertilizer fund of the Department of Agriculture (DA). BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP or Peasant…

‘Butcher of Mindoro’ terrifies Visayas human rights groups The regional peasant alliance, Samahan han Gudti nga mga Parag-uma ha Sinirangan Bisayas (Sagupa-SB or Regional Peasant Alliance in Eastern Visayas) denounced Jan. 4 the possible appointment of Brig. Gen. Jovito Palparan as chief of the army’s 8th Infantry Division assigned in the region. Palparan would replace…