A whopping 68 percent of the Agriculture department’s budget for Yolanda victims were still unreleased, even as the Yolanda-affected areas remain largely unassisted.
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Women’s group storm NFA, DA
MANILA – Women’s groups led by Gabriela stormed the offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Food Authority (NFA) in Quezon City, Friday Nov. 15. The groups demanded a rollback on the price of rice to P25 ($.57) per kilo, especially now that people in the Visayas islands are in a dire situation.…
Farmers want Agriculture Secretary Alcala out
“The existence of fake NGOs in the DA’s list, the ineptitude of the DA against rice cartels, Alcala being the lapdog of landlords and agrochemical corporations, and his continuing plunder of agricultural funds have spelled his own demise.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
High production costs, low farm gate prices battering rice farmers – KMP
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The day after their successful National Rice Farmers’ Conference held at the University of the Philippines, farmers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao led by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Amihan – National Federation of Peasant Women, and Anakpawis party-list, held a mass action at the Department…