In commemoration of the 13th year of the Luisita Massacre on Nov. 16, Bulatlat posts this article on recent experiences on collective land cultivation as a form of struggle against land monopoly, and their compilation in a book.
Twisting the Justice System to Render Agrarian Reform Inutile
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Big landowners in Negros Occidental have found another way to retain and re-concentrate the land in their hands: file criminal cases against peasants and farm workers.
News in Pictures: Peasants Say CARPer Root Cause of Landlessness, Poverty and Hunger
Farmers from Negros, Southern Tagalog, Tungkong Mangga and Hacienda Luisita protested in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform office in Quezon City on Saturday, and blamed the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPer) for causing massive landlessness, poverty and hunger, marking what they dubbed as World “Foodless” Day.
Slideshow: Recovering Tañon Strait
Recovering Tañon Strait
Bio-ethanol Program to Exacerbate Food Insecurity – Farmer’s Group
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…
Women’s Group Condemns Arrest of Colleague
BY BULATLAT The chapter of GABRIELA in Negros condemned the ‘unlawful arrest’ of Mary Grace Delicano. Delicano, 34, was arrested Sept. 25, around 3 p.m. by elements of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) and the intelligence unit of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army. She was at a waiting shed of the…
Fighting for Land, a Decent Income, for their Lives and their Livelihood – the Daily Struggles of Farmers of Negros
A government ad extolling farmers as heroes for providing food for our tables has been airing regularly on television. It also describes what the government is supposedly doing to support Filipino farmers. But the farmers of Guihulngan, Negors Oriental tell a different story: of fighting for their land, higher wages and farm gate prices, and…
Two-year old Hospitalized after Eating Rice with MSG as Viand
While the island of Negros is known as the land of sugar, many of its people are suffering from hunger and poverty. A two-year old boy ate the meal prepared by his sister, rice with monosodium glutamate or MSG, because there was no salt. After a few hours, he was rushed to a hospital and…
Tiempo Muerto Stalks Negros Sugar Workers Year-round
The start of “ember” season, which is marked by the opening of sugar milling season and increased economic activities, is traditionally viewed as the beginning of good tidings for most sugar workers. It is seen as a season of “sugar money” perking up economic and social activities. It is considered a period of literally massive…