[From the web] How farmers can combat COVID-19?

“We are fine here in spite of the limited movements of goods due to the lockdown being implemented by the government because our own farm provides us with the commodities we need.” These words of assurance from Teodulo Badillo and his wife Delia, our farmer leaders in Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur who called me up…

[Statement] Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines- 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’

‘Drug War’-Style Lawlessness Spirals in Philippines 14 Farmers, Peasant Leader Killed in Negros ‘Anti-Crime Operations’ By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch “Drug war”-style lawlessness in the Philippines may be spiraling out of control. Philippine authorities said the police and military killed 14 people during anti-crime operations over the weekend in the…

[Statement] Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security -PNFSP

Enacted Rice Tariffication Law Will Not Resolve Food Security Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes condemns President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of the Rice Tariffication Bill. This had just justifies that there is no hope for the Philippines to achieve food security. Hence, it will further liberalize Philippine rice industry by replacing quantitative restrictions due…

[Press Release] Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental -CTUHR

Labor rights group cries justice for 9 massacred farm workers in Negros Occidental The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemns in strongest possible term the massacre of nine sugarcane workers, including four women and two minors, in Hacienda Nene, Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental yesterday October 20, 2018. While resting in…