Farmers have been reaping debts but they get no sufficient aid from the Duterte administration.
34 years after the Mendiola massacre, farmers still being killed for fighting for land
“Duterte can easily surpass the gruesome record of previous administrations in terms of peasant killings and massacres.”
Activists launch #RollyPH relief ops
KMP is seeking urgent donations and support to aid farmers in need of immediate relief — rice, food, relief packs, hygiene kits, drinking water, clothes, sleeping kits, and medicines. A more long-term rehabilitation effort is also needed and farmers and fisherfolk will need seeds and seedlings, farm tools, farm animals, bancas and fishing equipment, and production subsidies.
Groups hold Duterte regime accountable for murder of Anakpawis partylist leader
“Only rabid hacienderos, land grabbers, and militarist peace spoilers desire his death.”
In one day, 4 farmers killed by suspected state agents
“It is martial law without martial law, but worse: it is legalized butchery, targeting peasants and workers whose attempts to seek redress for their systemic exploitation have been criminalized.”
6 relief ops volunteers arrested sans charges
“This is harassment, plain and simple. We have no violations. The police also can’t justify why they are refusing to release our volunteers. We are in a crisis situation. Now is not the time to prosecute activists and cause-oriented groups who are engaged in humanitarian and relief efforts.”
Peasant leader in Butuan arrested on ‘trumped-up charges’
KMP decried the charges as fabricated, adding that Torralba has been a peasant leader since 1985.
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‘2013 budget for electioneering, PPPs’
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The budget continues to prop up defective policies imposed by foreign creditors such as privatization while allocating huge resources for CCT dole-outs to conceal the harsh social impact of such programs and automatically setting aside a significant portion for debt servicing.” – Bayan
KMP to CBCP bishops: CARPER strengthened landlords’ control over lands
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The agrarian reform dispute-cases of Hacienda Luisita, Hacienda Looc in Batangas, Roxas-Araneta lands in Bulacan, among others, are concrete cases where landlords made use of the Carper to evade land distribution.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
Negros farmers suffer atrocities from ‘landlord-hired bandit group’
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
All they want is to own the land that they have been tilling for generations but hacienderos (big landlords) have hired an armed group, which signed a peace pact with the government, to attack them.
Sidebar: The peace pact with the RPA–ABB
In Negros Occidental, children suffer worst blows of rights violations