“DA stands for Department of Agriculture, not Department of Importation. The agency’s primary focus should be the strengthening of the domestic agriculture and fisheries sectors.”
John Milton Lozande, secretary general of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), was freed Nov. 11. Anne Krueger of alternative media Paghimutad and organizer of BPO Industry Employees Network Philippines (BIEN) and Danilo Tabura, NFSW paralegal officer, walked out of jail yesterday, Nov. 12 while Roberto Lachica, NFSW staff, was released this afternoon.
For 20 years agrarian reform beneficiaries waited out the snail pace processing of land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform only to be told that part of the land that was supposed to be awarded to them was taken by the provincial government while another part is being offered for lease to Dole Philippines.
By RITCHE T. SALGADO Bulatlat.com DUMAGUETE CITY – Farmers in Negros Oriental recently held a dialogue with the provincial governor to present their concerns ranging from hunger brought about by the lean planting season, to complaints on national programs and policies that included conditional cash transfer, large scale mining, energy exploration, and biofuels. Representing farmers,…