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Members of Tanggol Magsasaka (Peasant Network for Land, Justice and Human Rights) and Freedom for Tomada (FFT) network urged Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to immediately review the cases of peasants detained in jails nationwide and order their immediate release.


Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) marched to Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge this morning calling on President Benigno S. Aquino III to end extrajudicial killings of activists.

After planning to add 2 more years to basic education, incoming president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III made another anti-people and anti-peasant plan which is to push the use hybrid rice supposed to boost production in the country. Aquino claimed that the use hybrid rice would compensate for his plan to stop rice importations. Farmers group…

By MARYA SALAMAT
“Despite the media-created belief that positive change for the Filipino peasantry would be possible under the Aquino administration, we are discouraged by Noynoy’s frequent attempts to dissociate himself from the Hacienda Luisita problem and in refusing to admit to the failure of CARP [Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program] despite the dehumanizing plight to which it has consigned the majority of farmers,” a peasant leader said.

PRESS RELEASE March 3, 2010 Manila – The left-wing Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) criticized Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s tactic of fronting his sisters Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada and Victoria Eliza “Viel” Aquino-Dee on the Hacienda Luisita issue. It was reported that his sisters also…

PRESS RELEASE March 2, 2010 Manila – The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) estimated that damage to rice crops may reach to about 323,629 metric tons due to extreme drying out and non-irrigation, based on actual rainfed production on the first quarter of last year.   Damage to crops The…