October 26, 2014     Philippines
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Agrarian Reform

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

42 years of land reform, farmers still landless

“Let us learn from history that past and present presidents came from the landlord class, they are all the same and not a single one served the interests of the farmers, as wells as Filipino masses.” – Fernando Hicap, Anakpawis partylist Representative

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Peasant women resist Araneta’s ‘legal landgrabbing’ in Rizal

Food for the people or high-end houses for the rich? The conflict over 1,645 hectares of land in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal boils down to land use, and the conflicting laws that cover it.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Int’l groups decry abuses in Hacienda Luisita

The international group called for a joint inquiry by Senate and the House of Representatives on the reported abuses in Hacienda Luisita.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Continuing Bishop Alberto Ramento’s advocacy

“Justice remains elusive but his death would not be for naught if we continue what my father fought for.”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Peasants fight back as Cojuangco-Aquino firm tightens grip on Hacienda Luisita

The Cojuangco-Aquino-owned firm in Hacienda Luisita has been putting up concrete barriers around farm lots, assaulting and illegally arresting farmers. But 56 years after the Cojuangcos laid claim on the estate, the farmers are not about...

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

As attacks against them continue, Luisita peasants file criminal raps vs Cojuangcos anew

“The public must be made aware that the worst atrocities are being committed by no less than the Presidential family against hapless farmers despite – or as cruel retribution for – the Supreme Court ruling for total...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Luisita farmers slam ‘labor laws-compliant eco-zone’ marker

“The Cojuangco-Aquinos are hell-bent on maintaining control of the Luisita estate and in implementing their grand master plan to convert the sugar plantation into a giant commercial hub, in contempt and complete reversal of the 2012 Supreme...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

125 Luisita farmers disqualified as land reform beneficiaries

“There should be no need to require farmworkers to apply for the purchase of lands that they already own. There is, therefore, no basis for the DAR’s imposition to farm worker beneficiaries to sign the Affidavit of...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

From Marcos to Aquino, a picture of failed agrarian reform

A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Peasants of Yulo King Ranch face landlessness, eviction

A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Poverty, landlessness made peasants vulnerable to scam

“Pesante Pilipinas took advantage of the impoverished and desperate conditions of the affected peasants. They were recruited and deceived by this pseudo-peasant group who extorted money through annual renewal of membership fees, monthly dues and collections for...

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