[Statement] Filipinas Palmoil Plantations, Inc.(ludes): corporate violence vs. farmer-beneficiaries; a murderer for a manager; a budget for “blood money” -PAHRA

Filipinas Palmoil Plantations, Inc.(ludes): corporate violence vs. farmer-beneficiaries; a murderer for a manager; a budget for “blood money” August 11, 2014 The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) strongly condemns the merciless killing of a Manobo, Armando Campos y Adlawan, in Brgy. Ebro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. Reportedly, on the early morning of…

[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…

[Appeal] for ACTION: Warrantless Arrest of Fourteen Farmers and Six other person in Mindanao -TFDP

APPEAL for ACTION: Warrantless Arrest of Fourteen Farmers and Six other person in Mindanao Dear Friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and Justice and Peace of the Social Action Center – Diocese of Marbel, writes to inform you about the warrantless arrest and detention of fourteen (14) tenants farmers and six (6) other…

[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…

[Press Release] On Christmas Eve, Farmers’ appeal to government: Defend us from landowners’ harassment -SARA

On Christmas Eve, Farmers’ appeal to government: Defend us from landowners’ harassment Sumalo, Bataan: A farmer from Barangay Sumalo, Hermosa, Bataan may spend Christmas inside the prison for harvesting three (3) pieces of coconut in the land that he has been occupying and tilling for the past thirty (30) years. Jose Laysa, a forty-seven year…

[In the news] Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers -INQUIRER.net

Aurora economic zone a threat to people’s livelihood, say farmers, fishers. By Leila Salaverria Philippine Daily Inquirer February 20, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—Indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk have turned to the Commission on Human Rights to get their voices heard in their struggle against the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) project, which they said…

[In the news] Bukidnon, Agusan, Surigao farmers to picket Malacanang -MindaNews.com

Bukidnon, Agusan, Surigao farmers to picket Malacanang By Cong Corrales, MindaNews.com February 12, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 February) — Farmers from different towns of Bukidnon gathered here Saturday for a send-off mass before sailing to Manila to ask President Benigno Simeon Aquino not to terminate but complete land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian…