Government data showed that farmers, fishermen and children of poor families posted the highest poverty incidence. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – For many years, Filipino farmers have considered October as Peasant Month, culminating every 21st, the anniversary of the promulgation of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s Presidential Decree 27. Marcos signed on October…
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Thousands of farmers from various provinces in Southern Mindanao held a protest-march dubbed “Martsa alang sa Yuta ug Hustisya!” (March for Land and Justice!) at Rizal Park, Davao City on October 22. Led by the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region, farmers threw eggs with red paint at a poster bearing President Benigno Aquino III’s face, calling him a total failure for not having the heart nor the political intent and morality to uplift the plight of hapless farmers in the region.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao (KMP-SMR), together with other peasant groups in the region, slam President Benigno Aquino III and his administration for its anti-farmer and anti-lumad policies, and for being a US puppet. KMP-SMR will hold a 3-day protest action, starting october 21, in line with the celebration of Peasant Month.