Tags: land grabbing

Salt of the Earth: The plight of Laiya peasants

What often gets left out of the frame are images of farmer and fisherfolk households forcibly evicted from their homes, divested of livelihood, security, and property. What never make the headlines are these stories of poor families excluded from their own community due to land grabs, which remain doubly driven by private property and wanton state complicity.

By GIL CORPUZ Northern Dispatch SAN MARIANO, Isabela — A four-day National Fact Finding and Solidarity Mission (NFFSM) uncovered massive land grabbing here and in neighboring areas by corporations engaged in bio-ethanol project. Spearheaded by peasant organizations: Danggayan Dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela (Dagami) and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), in cooperation with the Rural Missionaries…