[Urgent Action] Philippines: Right to food of 6,212 farmers threatened despite the issuance of land titles -FIAN

Philippines: Right to food of 6,212 farmers threatened despite the issuance of land titles Beginning of Action: 19 February 2014  End of Action: 17 April 2014 After a decades-long struggle for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, the farmworker beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita were finally awarded land titles – the Certificates of Land…

[Urgent Action] Harassment Against Resident-Farmers and Aeta IP Group in Porac Pampanga -TFDP

Urgent Action November 20, 2013 (PHILIPPINES) Harassment Against Resident-Farmers and Aeta IP Group in Porac Pampanga Issues: Harassment, Threat and Intimidation; Forced Eviction; Damaged to Property; Denied of Means of Subsistence Dear friends, The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is forwarding to you an appeal regarding the harassment and intimidation against resident-farmers of…

[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…

[Statement] Struggling for Land and the Right to Food. Peasants are among the most vulnerable to hunger in the Philippines -FIAN

Struggling for Land and the Right to Food. Peasants are among the most vulnerable to hunger in the Philippines Quezon City, April 17, 2013 – On today’s International Day of Peasants’ Struggles FIAN Philippines calls for a human rights perspective to end hunger and poverty among Filipino peasants. The International Day of Peasants’ Struggles reminds us of the Philippines’…

[Featured Photo] Women farmers from Negros chant slogans at the Mendiola Bridge. (Photo: Jimmy A. Domingo) -TFM

Women farmers from Negros chant slogans at the Mendiola Bridge. (Photo: Jimmy A. Domingo) Source: Task Force Mapalad FB account Farmers who marched from Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Negros and Batangas since June 1 urging President Aquino to complete CARPER implementation until 2014 trooped to Mendiola Bridge near the Malacanang Palace on June…

[From the web] Bukidnon farmers urge RAMCAR to vacate CARP-covered land; demand immediate installation | Task Force Mapalad

7 Mar 2012 – Bukidnon farmers urge RAMCAR to vacate CARP-covered land; demand immediate installation | Task Force Mapalad. Bukidnon farmers clad in cow heads held a picket-rally to condemn the illegal occupation and use by RAMCAR of 983 hectares of land already covered by the agrarian reform program depriving 550 farming families of justice.…

[Event/Advisory] International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to call for international and local support against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO)

The Prelature of Infanta is organizing a two-day International Solidarity Mission (ISM) to call for international and local support against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority, better known as APECO. This mission will be highlighted by an on-site visit of Swiss, Dutch and Filipino faith-based leaders, local anti-APECO support groups, representatives of the…

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis

Weekend HR Posts Rundown and Analysis Human Rights Online Philippines features articles, blogs, news information and photos on human rights issues. It provides up-to-date information on human rights activities, events, campaigns, and solidarity actions in the Philippines. It aims not only to put human rights at the center of national discourse through digital media but…

[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…