“We in DAR are one with the struggles of the Filipino people.”
Category: Agrarian Reform
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.
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.
Farmworkers in the sugar estate are fighting back for justice and genuine agrarian reform.
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.