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.
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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.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has formed a special team to investigate the brutal killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ejica last Sunday.
Various indigenous people’s groups denounced what it called a “military instigated” assembly where ailing fugitive Manobo chieftain Datu Guibang Apoga appeared in Sitio Nasilaban, Palma Gil, Talaingod town, Davao del Norte on June 9.
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that the formal peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) may resume in July.
DAVAO CITY,Philippines –In the latest controversy involving the Chinese Coast Guard divesting poor Filipino fishermen of their catch at the…
Farmers from various organizations in Southern Mindanao staged a protest in front of the office of Department of Agrarian Reform in Region XI (DAR-XI) at Catalunan, Pequeño in this city to slam the government’s failure to enact a genuine agrarian reform program that will render justice to farmers who have long been chained by landlessness, tenancy and poverty.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines called for the repeal of section 21 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act which requires the presence of media as among three representatives in the inventory and documentation of confiscated drugs and paraphernalia in raids and apprehension.