A representative of the Hijo Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative – 1, denied on Monday that they have had a hand in the recent shooting incident and the forced eviction of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries, Inc. farmers.
Ernie Vacunador, 42, has been farming for more than two decades. But for so long a time, his question remains: why would the country’s food producers find themselves nothing left to eat?
The website of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines was down Monday night due to a massive denial of service attack.
A partylist lawmaker said 53 farmers from Bukidnon who were rescued in Hacienda Luisita are now on their way home.
Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao is set to file a house resolution to investigate the alleged abuses against farmers from Bukidnon province recruited to work in Hacienda Luisita.
Authorities did not release any elderly or sickly political prisoner during the Christmas holidays, contrary to an earlier pronouncement made by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and later statements made by his peace panel officials.
The cease and desist order issued by the Department of Agrarian Reform recently did not prevent plantation guards of Lapanday Food Corporations, Inc. from evicting farmers occupying the contested San Isidro farm area inside the Hijo plantation in Barangay Madaum in Tagum City on New Year’s eve.
“There is a need for longer maternity leave because we are not born mothers. We become mothers. It takes time to adjust to our roles, get to know our body and our baby,” said LATCH Davao founding member Alex Hao.
For the first time, Amelia Pond, 64, spent her Christmas at a hospital here.
A government negotiator with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines said there are 21 political prisoners who already have clearances, 18 of whom are eligible for pardon.