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Tags: land reform
The telenovela spin of state security forces never erases the fact that the Sagay massacre is yet another proof of the failure of government to render social justice to the tillers of the land.
“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.”
Bago mag-ulat sa SONA si Pang. Duterte sa Lunes, isa-isahin muna natin ang mga pangakong binitiwan niya sa mga nakaraang SONA.
Mining companies comprise some of the biggest landgrabbers.
“The perennial problems of landlessness and rural poverty have made farmers more vulnerable and helpless in times of calamity.”
“Two Cojuangco-Aquinos have won the presidency with the promise to distribute Hacienda Luisita to us farmworkers. But look at what’s happening to us here now,” Sibayan said.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star A “moral imperative and a political necessity” is how a militant peasant organization and advocates of genuine agrarian reform described the launching yesterday of a Philippine Land Reform Movement at the UP College of Social Work and Community Development. Averring that the Comprehensive Agrarian…
“All public officials who claim to be serving Filipinos should echo the call to save Mary Jane’s life.”
“Let us learn from history that past and present presidents came from the landlord class, they are all the same and not a single one served the interests of the farmers, as wells as Filipino masses.” – Fernando Hicap, Anakpawis partylist Representative
SPECIAL REPORT: A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and landlessness show a picture of failed agrarian reform from the regime of the dictator Marcos up to Aquino.