[Urgent Appeal] A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered -TFDP

URGENT APPEAL November 12, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) A female Human Rights Defender in the Agrarian Reform Sector is brutally murdered ISSUES: Human Rights Defenders; Harassment and Intimidation; Agrarian Reform; Land Grabbing ___________________________________ Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the killing of a female human rights…

[From the web] On the 25th Year of CARP, farmers demand justice -Kilos Ka

On the 25th Year of CARP, farmers demand justice With the theme “ Security of Land Tenure, Justice for the Farmers”, various civil society organizations- the Kilusang Maralita sa Kanayunan (KILOS KA), the Demokratikong Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (DKMP)-Lanao, the Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement (MPPM), and the Lanao Fisheries Advocacy Network (LFAN)- converged and launched…

[People] Agrarian reform and the urban illusion By Walden Bello

Agrarian reform and the urban illusion By Walden Bello INQUIRER.net January 11, 2013 There can be no doubt that the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has made significant strides in terms of reform. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act was a major breakthrough, not only for women’s rights but also for development, owing…

[People] Now Comes the Hard Part… by Walden Bello

Now Comes the Hard Part… By: Walden Bello Philippine Daily Inquirer January 7, 2012  Successful revolutions are rare; successful reform is even rarer, claims Samuel Huntington in his classic “Political Order in Changing Societies”. Today, what can only be described as a serious enterprise at reform is unfolding in dramatic fashion in this country. Whether…

[Event] New movement Kilusang 99%

08 November 2011 Dear Friends, Greetings from CBCP-NASSA! I write on account of significant and indicative developments happening all over the world which I think presents judicious opportunity for the Filipino people to bring about systems change. Since December of last year, we have witnessed a global restiveness that toppled governments and encouraged mass uprisings…

[Press Release] Farmers to PNoy: CARPER completion not termination

MANILA, October 18, 2011 – Farmers’ groups today hit the President for lack of leadership and clear signal that demonstrate his determination to complete and implement agrarian reform. Protests came after PNoy failed to mention asset reform in his keynote address at the National Anti-poverty Commission’s Sectoral Assembly yesterday. “Ang agrarian reform ay bunga ng…

[From the web/In the news] Government killing agrarian reform – Inquirer.net

COMMENTARY Government killing agrarian reform By: Ernesto M. Ordoñez Philippine Daily Inquirer Is the government supporting or killing agrarian reform? Based on the current 2012 government budget deliberations, the latter is more likely. Omi Royondoyan, co-convenor of the “Save Agrarian Reform Alliance,” recently gave us an excerpt on “Declaration of Unity”: “We know from experience…

[Statement] SC Decision on Hacienda Luisita a Farce Judgment,A Dangerous Precedent against Agrarian Justice – AMA and Makabayan-Pilipinas

The recent Supreme Court decision to the long-standing agrarian case of Hacienda Luisita is a farce judgment that besiege the quest for genuine agrarian justice not only for the beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita but also to the millions of small farmers and agricultural workers still dreaming to till their own land. The Supreme Court’s decision…

[In the news] Biofuel program may affect CARP, food security – group | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

Biofuel program may affect CARP, food security – group | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. By MARVYN N. BENANING Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — Large-scale conversions of prime agricultural lands in Cavite, Isabela and Quezon into biofuel production areas undermine the agrarian reform program and endanger food security. This was the conclusion of Danilo T.…