Progressive fishers decried what they called “fascism in the sea.”
Category: Agrarian Reform
“Thirteen years after Hacienda Luisita massacre, no one has been arrested, put to trial and punished for the carnage that killed seven farmworkers on November 16, 2004.”
Groups are calling for the release of Ambala leader Florida Sibayan, who was arrested by police during a protest in Hacienda Luisita this morning.
“Since its inception, the ASEAN has never been for the interest of the people, but for profit and monopoly capital. It serves to strengthen foreign control over raw materials, labor and supply chains in the region at the expense of the people and nations of Asia Pacific.”
This harvest season, the farmers of Baloc, Sto. Domingo reaped the fruit of their struggle for land.
“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”
The following are the documented extrajudicial killings of peasant activists from July 2016 to Sept. 2017, as recorded by human rights group Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan): 1. Hermi Alegre, Davao July 15, 2016 2. Remar Mayantao, Bukidnon July 16, 2016 3. Rogen Suminao, Bukidnon July 16, 2016 4. Senon Nacaytuna,…
Farmers are fast losing hope after President Duterte reneged on his promise to return the coco levy fund to small coconut farmers and there have been moves inside the Department of Agrarian Reform to reverse the administrative and department orders, favoring farmers, which were issued by former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.
Small fishers complain of extortion from local governments based on the Fisheries Code.
The peasants’ call is the same: distribute land to the farmers and put an end to the killings of farmers and activists.
The president was depicted as a pest that ruins farmers’ lives. Other illustrations presented him as “Boy Ratrat”, a rat holding a rifle and “Bomba King”, a snail with a bomb as his shell – depicting the killings of farmers around the country, with victims now numbering to 91.