Farm workers are calling for higher wages as they battle every day to put food on the table.
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As landlessness and other root causes of poverty remain unaddressed, the greatest irony persists: that those who work hard to produce food have nothing to put on their own plates.
“It is ironic that the rural people who are the primary food producers are the ones who are experiencing lack of food and drastic hunger.”
The Aquino government is “causing massive and systematic hunger in the country by implementing anti-farmer programs.” – Joseph Canlas, Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson
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