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By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Peasant group Unyon ng mga Mangggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) urged the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to investigate the abduction of three farmers by suspected paramilitary agents in Canlusong village, Enrique B. Magalona municipality, Negros Occidental. Farmers Michael Celeste, Gerald Abale and Jully Devero have been missing since…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The DAR is mandated to implement land reform, but now under this Pamana program, it is being tasked to be yet another agency carrying out counter-insurgency campaigns. Yet again we insist that farmers in the provinces want land, not bullets.” –Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas


Members of Tanggol Magsasaka (Peasant Network for Land, Justice and Human Rights) and Freedom for Tomada (FFT) network urged Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to immediately review the cases of peasants detained in jails nationwide and order their immediate release.

Peasant organizations Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA, Union of Agricultural Workers) condemned the abduction, arrest and detention of their colleague. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Peasant organizations Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) and the Unyon ng…

BY AURA IRENE SEMANERO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com Uma, Lubuagan, Kalinga is this year’s host community for the Cordillera Day celebration from April 23 to 24. In a meeting last February the Uma Tribal Elders and Leaders Conference pointed out the significance of the Cordillera Day celebration in this community “in addressing their issues…