[Press Release] Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores

Church, human rights groups call on PNoy to act on killing of farmer leader, stop violence in Hacienda Dolores In support of seeking justice for the widow of Menelao “Ka Melon” Barcia, the Archdiocese of Pampanga, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), and various human rights groups call on the…

[In the news] Family seeks reinvestigation of Peñas case -MindaNews

MindaNews » Family seeks reinvestigation of Peñas case. By Walter I. Balane July 28, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 July) – The family of slain Sumilao, Bukidnon farmer-leader Renato “Ka Rene” Peñas is pushing for a reinvestigation of his case after it was closed in 2010 after the two witnesses retracted their affidavits. Wopsyjenn Peñas, daughter…

[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.…

[In the news] Supreme Court coco levy ruling ‘too late, too obscure’—Sen. Arroyo- INQUIRER.net

Supreme Court coco levy ruling ‘too late, too obscure’—Sen. Arroyo By TJ Burgonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 26, 2012   The Supreme Court ruling that the government owned a portion of the multibillion-peso coconut levy funds collected from farmers during the Ferdinand Marcos regime was “too obscure,” “too late” and “too little,” Senator Joker Arroyo…

[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…

[Press Release] DAR leadership’s inaction allows Bukidnon landgrabbers undue takeover of CARP lands – MAKABAYAN-Pilipinas

Two months have passed yet the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has not  come up with urgent steps to stave off what MAKABAYAN-Pilipinas claimed as ongoing land grabbing of CARP awarded lands in Bukidnon Farms Incorporated (BFI) in the province  of Bukidnon in Mindanao. BFI, a sequestered vast agricultural property of fertile plains was awarded…