Farm workers cooperatives of Lapanday and their supporters are here in Manila and have set up a farmers’ camp in Mendiola. They want President Duterte to intercede in their land case and direct the Lorenzo family to return the lands to the agrarian reform beneficiaries.
“Trump, as president of the number one GHG emitter, is defending the corporate interests of dirty corporations.”
The 145-hectare land that was previously awarded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in 1996 was successfully turned over by DAR to MARBAI farmers last Dec. 19. However, the farmer-beneficiaries were forcibly driven out of their own land by about 300 security guards of the LFC.
“Management is claiming that the company is losing money but showed no proof to back up its claim.”
“He can’t commit murder because we do not even kill for food!”
“The all-out-war further exposes the fascist character of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.”
On Sunday, Feb. 12, elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region and the Philippine Army’s Intelligence Service Group arrested Ferdinand Castillo, campaign officer of Bayan Metro Manila around 4:20 p.m. in Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City.
“Abandoning the peace talks at this point will put to waste the gains and goodwill that have been made between the GRP and NDFP since the resumption of the talks in August of 2016.”
“Duterte is proving to the NDFP and the people how difficult it is to conduct serious negotiations with a doublespeaking thug who only recognizes his own rules.”
“Socioeconomic reforms that will benefit the people is the most compelling reason for the peace talks to continue.”
“As before, we shall weather Lorenzana’s declaration (of all-out war) and gain strength.”