This harvest season, the farmers of Baloc, Sto. Domingo reaped the fruit of their struggle for land.
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“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”
The following are the documented extrajudicial killings of peasant activists from July 2016 to Sept. 2017, as recorded by human rights group Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan): 1. Hermi Alegre, Davao July 15, 2016 2. Remar Mayantao, Bukidnon July 16, 2016 3. Rogen Suminao, Bukidnon July 16, 2016 4. Senon Nacaytuna,…
By DEE AYROSO
Farmers are fast losing hope after President Duterte reneged on his promise to return the coco levy fund to small coconut farmers and there have been moves inside the Department of Agrarian Reform to reverse the administrative and department orders, favoring farmers, which were issued by former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.
The peasants’ call is the same: distribute land to the farmers and put an end to the killings of farmers and activists.
On Oct. 25, thousands of farmers from around the Philippines will march to Mendiola.
Twenty-eight buses bound for Manila for the peasant rally on Oct. 25 were held by police in Quezon.
Progressive peasant and fisherfolk groups will hold a series of campaign in the capital this month.