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30 Mayo 2018

"Thirty years after the law was passed, land has not been given to peasant farmers who have tilled the land for generations"

TAGUM CITY, Philippines - A dozen bamboo and tarpaulin tents are pitched on the pavement, festooned with washing and banners - the department in charge of agrarian reform in Tagum City is sporting a new facade.

24 Enero 2018
América Latina y el Caribe

Most of the killings in Latin America took place in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Honduras, according to the report.

Of the 312 human rights defenders murdered across the world in 2017, 212 of them (67.9 percent) were from Latin America, according to a new report by Ireland-based non-profit Front Line Defenders.

philippines farmland
10 Agosto 2017

On top of the socio-economic reform demands being pushed by the National Democratic Front, collectively dubbed as the comprehensive agreement on socio-economic reforms (CASER), is the free distribution of land for the country’s landless rural poor.

8 Agosto 2017

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance (CPA) will lead the tribal folk of the Cordillera Region in marking World Indigenous People’s Day on August 9, 2017 – with a vow to further assert their right to self-determination.

8 Marzo 2017
Asia sudoriental

As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, six women from different countries in Southeast Asia received recognition from advocacy group Amnesty International for their "heroism" in standing up for human rights despite the criminalization and violence they have faced.

FARMERS from haciendas in the southern part of Negros Occidental march in Isabel town to call for a meaningful agrarian reform. LYN RILLON
19 Junio 2016

THE DESIGNATION by incoming President Rodrigo Duterte of Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano as his secretary of agrarian reform is welcome news for the Filipino peasantry, farmworkers and the rural poor. Mariano, born into a poor peasant family in Nueva Ecija, is chair of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and former Anakpawis party-list representative.


By: Leander C. Domingo, TMT

Date: January 2nd 2017

Source: The Manila Times

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