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Three Peasant Activists Arrested, Detained in a Military Camp in Laguna * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Top Stories 

Three Peasant Activists Arrested, Detained in a Military Camp in Laguna

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“This is an old tune,” Axel Pinpin, secretary general of Kalipunan ng Samahang Magsasaka sa Timog Katagalugan (Kasama-TK), told Bulatlat, referring to the arrest of three peasants in Laguna. He blamed the extended counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL).

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Hacienda Yulo Farmers Ask Aquino: Don’t Evade Land Reform in SONA (PR) * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Human Rights Politics & Governance State of the Nation Address 

Hacienda Yulo Farmers Ask Aquino: Don’t Evade Land Reform in SONA (PR)

PRESS RELEASE July 23, 2010 Fifteen Hacienda Yulo farmers in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna now on their second day of fast today urged President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III not to evade the issue of land reform in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, saying farmers from all over Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon provinces who would join the mass action in Batasan complex on Monday. “Noynoy did not mention anything about land reform and social justice during his inauguration on June 30. This…

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Hacienda Yulo Farmers Warn of Hunger Strike if Aquino Fails to Stop Conversion of Canlubang Estate Other Stories Press Releases and Statements 

Hacienda Yulo Farmers Warn of Hunger Strike if Aquino Fails to Stop Conversion of Canlubang Estate

Hacienda Yulo farmers in Barangay Canlubang, Calamba City in Laguna today warned President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III of a brewing indefinite hunger strike if Malacanang fails to act on their three demands submitted barely a week after Aquino assumed the presidency. The three demands submitted to Malacañang by Hacienda Yulo farmers identified with the Kalipunan ng mga Samahang Magbubukid ng Timog Katagalugan (Kasama-TK) asked President Aquino to stop the land-use conversion of 7,100-hectare former sugar estate owned by the Yulo family; immediately and unconditionally distribute prime agricultural lands to…

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Peasants  in Hacienda Yulo Vow to Continue Fighting for the Land They Till * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Top Stories 

Peasants in Hacienda Yulo Vow to Continue Fighting for the Land They Till

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Peasant leaders are challenging president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to act on the case of the farmers of Sitio Buntod in Hacienda Yulo. The violent dispersal of the barricade of the farmers of Hacienda Yulo is the first attack against peasants since the election season began during the start of the year.

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Peasant Group Exposes Military Crackdown on Activists in Morong 43 Medical Areas * Latest Posts Human Rights Press Releases and Statements Regions 

Peasant Group Exposes Military Crackdown on Activists in Morong 43 Medical Areas

Press Release                                                   February 28, 2010                                             Nasugbu, BATANGAS – Three weeks after the illegal arrest of the 43 health workers in Morong, Rizal, several farmers and leaders of the militant peasant-group Katipunan ng mga Samahang Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (KASAMA-TK) have reported cases of harassment by alleged military intelligence service. This new wave of political persecution in the Batangas province has opened speculations that the military is targeting medical service areas of the so-called Morong 43.   The harassment began at February 21 when two men, escorted by local…

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