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By EDMUND B. SESTOSO Bulatlat DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — The progressive Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in Central Visayas has urged the Philippine Senate to conduct an investigation into the murder of Negros Oriental peasant leader Fermin Lorico. Earlier, KMP affiliate Kapunungan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmayng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros (Kaugmaon, or Association of Small…

Among other provisions, the CARPER bill mandates that private agricultural lands – the type that the Arroyos and the Cojuangcos own – can only be distributed if the original CARP managed to distribute 90 percent of its target. But CARP, despite the two decades it had, only distributed less than half of it. It’s an impossible provision that only underscores what progressive farmers have been saying all along – that CARPER is bogus.

Peasant organizations Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA, Union of Agricultural Workers) condemned the abduction, arrest and detention of their colleague. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Peasant organizations Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Unyon ng…

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-Peasant Movement of the Philippines) condemned the killing of the latest impeachment complaint filed against Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally voted down the fourth and latest impeachment complaint. The complaint accused Mrs. Arroyo of graft and corruption, bribery, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation…

A group of farmers asserted that the government’s bio-ethanol program will not ease poverty and hunger in the countryside but will exacerbate instead the Filipino people’s food insecurity. BY KARL G. OMBION REGIONS Bulatlat A group of farmers asserted that the government’s bio-ethanol program will not ease poverty and hunger in the countryside but will…

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

BY BULATLAT Two peasant organizers in Bataan province have been missing, Desaperacidos (Families of Desaparecidos for Justice) disclosed. The group said suspected military men abducted Nelson Balmaña on Sept. 21 and Florencia Espiritu on Sept. 22. Both are organizers of the Sto. Niño Lubao Farmers’ Association (SLFA). The victims have been organizing peasants from Lubao,…

BY Bulatlat.com August 11, 2008 – 1:17 p.m. Hundreds of peasants from Laguna, Cavite and Batangas provinces trooped to and banged the gates of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to demand the immediate release of Randall Echanis, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP-National Peasant Movement) national deputy secretary general for external affairs. Echanis, 60, was abducted…