Tags: Negros

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…

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…

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…