“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.”
Despite the environmental degradation plantations cause and the harmful toxic chemicals they use, their proclivity for land grabbing and the low wages they pay, the Duterte administration has allocated another 1.6 million hectares for the expansion of plantations.
The KMP challenged the Duterte administration to give justice to the victims of the Fort Magsaysay carnage and hold the perpetrators accountable.
“Many of us will go hungry if the solar project continues. The development they claim is not for the farmers but for the businessmen.”
Before the incident, the Sustento family and other tillers experienced harassment while defending their collective land cultivation area.
“The so-called foreign investment to be brought by economic Cha-cha is only for the benefit of the hacienderos and big businesses and not for the Filipino people.”
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star A “moral imperative and a political necessity” is how a militant peasant organization and advocates of genuine agrarian reform described the launching yesterday of a Philippine Land Reform Movement at the UP College of Social Work and Community Development. Averring that the Comprehensive Agrarian…
Genuine land reform would result in genuinely broad-based overall economic growth, rapid poverty reduction and genuine food security.
The Catholic Bishops has been pushing for another extension of the CARPER because of the prevailing landlessness among the country’s peasant majority. The Aquino government has supposedly acquiesced and instructed its allies in Congress to extend CARPER.
Progressive farmers’ groups, on the other hand, are pushing not for another extension of CARPER but its version of agrarian reform, the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill.
And the debate is on.
“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
Marking the death of what they call as “bogus” agrarian reform program, farmers from all over Luzon march from the Department of Agrarian Reform to the foot of Mendiola, a few meters away from Malacanang palace, June 30. Photos and Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Awit ng Magsasaka by Sining Bugkos Produced by Bulatlat…