President Rodrigo Duterte has conceded that the country would continue to import rice as long as the problems of overpopulation and lack of arable land hound the country.
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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte called off the scheduled resumption of peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on June 28 in Oslo, Norway.
As the group, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) condemned the taking of fish-catch of Filipino fishermen by Chinese Coast Guards at the Scarborough Shoal, the group also expressed the belief that China now has the complete control of the areas and marine resources at the West Philippine Sea.
The meeting of US President Donald Trump and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea leader Kim-Jong Un in Singapore last June 12 has gained support from a local group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan).
The irony was not lost to campus journalists when the government arrested and detained a young activist during the Independence Day celebration on Tuesday.
Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao urged the National Housing Authority (NHA), Wednesday, to expedite the awarding of idle housing units in Rodriguez, Rizal, as mandated by Joint Resolution No. 2, which President Rodrigo Duterte approved last May.
For Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas chair Danilo Ramos, the President and the head of the Department of Agriculture (DA) “got some explaining to do” as to the extent of agricultural lands being compromised in foreign agri-business deals signed in recent state visits.
Human rights group Karapatan reported that victims of extrajudicial killings in Southern Mindanao region under the Duterte administration has reached to 78 as three farmers were killed by unidentified gunmen in separate incidents last week.
The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) on Monday affirmed the result of a study presented by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), saying that the Philippines, under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is among the 10 worst countries for workers’ rights.
A peasant group expressed fear the agricultural lands in the Philippines will become more open for grabbing by landlords and big foreign agro-corporations.