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By HEATHER ANN AMOROSO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed that the country has hit another nine-year high inflation rate, members of women’s group Gabriela protested in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) against the high inflation and demanded the government to take immediate and concrete steps to ensure ample…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas warned that the Philippines risks going through a rice crisis as the Benigno Aquino III administration is set to open the floodgates to bigger amounts of rice imports. June 30 marks the end of the quantitative restrictions (QRs) the World Trade Organization…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is outraged against what it described as the United State government’s attempts to blackmail the Philippines. The US is standing against the petition of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization for the extension of the Quantitative Restriction (QR) on rice…

By NOELLE JIANG Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific Democratic Space Posted by (Bulatlat.com) The Rice Crisis of 2008 saw rice stocks at their lowest in 30 years and rice prices increase by up to 40 per cent. While agrochemical transnational corporations (TNCs) found the situation the perfect scenario to increase sales of…