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(Para kay Ka Tonying Flores, magsasaka) ni RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com Tirik ang araw nang maglakbay ang bulto Patungo sa kalyeng may haring multo Nakahilera rito ang mga palasyo Nasa gitna ang tahanan ni Aquino. Makasaysayang daan umano Kadakilaan ang saysay nito Pagkabayani ang sinisimbulo Nina Cory’t dalawang Benigno. Subalit bawal na bawal rito Ang…

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

Their land and means of livelihood were taken away from them, their culture trampled upon, all in the name of public-private partnerships and foreign corporate interests.

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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com OPOL, Misamis Oriental – On February 10, 2011, security guards of A. Brown Company, Inc. pointed their guns at Gilbert Paborada, a leader of the local indigenous peoples group Pangalasag. One of the guards threatened Paborada that he would be shot if he and his fellow tribesmen do not leave…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila–The peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Kaisahang Pambansa ng mga Magsasaka sa Koprahan (Koprahan) have called attention to the Aquino administration’s formation of a coco levy task force that it placed under the supervision of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). The group insisted that the…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The day after their successful National Rice Farmers’ Conference held at the University of the Philippines, farmers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Amihan – National Federation of Peasant Women, and Anakpawis party-list, held a mass action at the Department…

“This so-called joint venture smacks of land-grabbing and conflict of interest on the part of President Aquino’s political lieutenant in the Gulf.” – Danilo Ramos, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

In reaction to Secretary Ricky Carandang’s statement that there is “no practical point” in reopening the investigation as it has already been “resolved,” the relatives of the victims replied, “How could it have been resolved when no one has been punished? Now that the son is in power, all the more we have to press for justice.”