By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com Last October 20-21, peasant groups coming from the Ilocos region joined in the camp out at Mendiola of the Lakbayan 2011. “We joined the Lakbayan in solidarity with our fellow peasants. Activities like this serve as a venue for us coming from the regions to present our issues at the national…
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By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Main Story: Peasants all over the country march for land, rights, social justice CAGAYAN DE ORO, Misamis Oriental — Peasant groups in Northern Mindanao Region said the march of peasants here was a success with the overwhelming support of more than 10,000 farmers and sympathizers from other participating sectors.…
By MARYA SALAMAT
After decades of what they described as “agrarian reform programs designed to fail,” Filipino peasants continue to suffer from landlessness and worsening poverty.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“In Bukidnon, TNCs conspire with the traditional landlords in grabbing vast tracks of land, and in evading agrarian reform programs.” – Danilo Menente, Kasama-Bukidnon