After only 13 hours of labor strike, 133 workers of a packing plant of the Japanese-owned Sumifru banana packing plant in Compostela Valley inked a deal with the management to scrap the piece-rate system and install an hourly payment scheme.
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Members of Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc wait for the arrival of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano as they expect that they will be able to return to their farms in Barangay San Isidro, Tagum City on Tuesday, April 18. (More…) (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Hundreds of farmers were dismayed as they were prevented from taking over awarded lands today, following the failure of the local police to provide security and to aid the Agrarian Reform Secretary in installing the beneficiaries and their families.
As their land is now within their arms reach, farmers of Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc., are planning to sell their bananas to other buyers as they push to end their ties with Lapanday Foods Corporation.
No less than the Agrarian Reform Secretary, Rafael Mariano will attend the symbolic reinstallation of farmers in the contested San Isidro area inside the Hijo Plantation in Barangay Madaum here Tuesday morning.
After almost seven years, 159 agrarian reform beneficiaries here are set to manage their own land in anticipation of the government’s installation order to seize a 145-hectare banana plantation.
President Rodrigo Duterte is returning to the Philippines on Monday together with more than 150 distressed overseas Filipino workers who were granted amnesty by the Saudi government.
As peace talks between the government and the communists will focus on free land distribution, a militant farmers group urged Congress to pass a new agrarian reform law.
The peak of the majestic Mt. Apo peers through the clouds around 6:00 am Friday and is reflected at the lake in Lake Mirror Resort in Barangay Kapatagan in Digos City, Davao del Sur.(Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
A store selling liquefied petroleum gas tanks exploded on Tuesday night, wounding 13 victims, including a three-year old boy and four other minors.