“The marching order to reject Mariano came directly from Malacañang and President Duterte.” — KMP
Category: Agrarian Reform
“(Agrarian Reform Sec Rafael) Mariano has made impressive pronouncements and policies in favor of poor farmers struggling to own their lands legitimately.” – Most. Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona
Thirty years under a sham agrarian reform program and one year under a progressive agrarian reform chief.
“We in DAR are one with the struggles of the Filipino people.”
They may be in need of help from the government, but displacing them from their homes and stripping them off of their livelihoods to give way to foreign investors are the last kind of “help” they could hope for.
Bantay Bigas says government should buy at least 25 per cent of the local rice harvest.
“The Philippines is an agricultural country, and we have all the means to grow the amount of food that we currently import.”
Protests in the countryside show growing clamor for genuine agrarian reform.
Third time’s a charm for Davao del Norte farmers claiming their land.
The book “Land Grabbing Cases in the Philippines: Greed, Hunger and Resistance” puts a spotlight on the continuing landlessness and “food insecurity” of the country’s food producers – the farmers.
The peasantry may have found an ally in the President, but they know where lies their true strength in struggle.