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Push for house probe on rights abuses vs. peasant women — Amihan

The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women expressed and urged the people to support the House Resolution No. 1812 filed by the lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc yesterday directing the lower house to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the intensifying attacks and human rights violations against peasant women in the country. Amihan […]

Nakabubuhay na sahod, karapatan, benepisyo, ngayon na! — UMA – Sta. Maria:

Kinondena ng daan-daang manggagawa sa mga tubuhan sa Isabela ang mala-aliping sahod, kawalan ng benepisyo at maramihang pagtanggal sa trabaho dulot ng pagpasok ng mga hasyenda sa hilagang Isabela sa kontrata sa Green Future Innovations-Ecofuel. Naghapag ng reklamo sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang mga manggagawa sa tubuhan sa Isabela sa pangunguna ng Unyon ng mga Manggagawa […]

UMA on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

A national food security summit without a program for genuine agrarian reform only reinforces the oppressive status quo. Any measure it takes is a measure only for advancing the interests of landgrabbers and compradors who see agricultural land not as a source of nourishment but profit. Genuine agrarian reform is the first step to ensuring […]

IBON Foundation on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

We can achieve real food security by supporting Filipino farmers and fisherfolk, protecting against cheap imports, and giving ayuda to feed every hungry family. -Sonny Africa, IBON Foundation Executive Director

Amihan on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit

Bakit maglulunsad ng isang National Food Security Summit ang gobyernong baligtad ang utak na umaasa sa importasyon sa halip na palakasin ang lokal na produksyon? Dapat itong i-boycott dahil ang pasimuno nito ang mismong lumilikha ng food crisis at hindi tinutugunan ang mga lehitimong kahilingan ng mga rice farmers at food producers. -Cathy Estavillo, Secretary […]

MASIPAG on Department of Agriculture’s National Food Security Summit.

Makakamit lamang ang food security kung hawak o kontrolado ng mga magsasaka ang binhi, sistema ng produksyon kasama ang lupa. Wakasan ang pamamayani ng corporate control sa binhi at agrikultura ng bansa.

Agricultural workers say Contract Growing will push small farmers into bankruptcy — UMA

As a debate on food importation and rural development rages with the government set to hold a food summit, the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) today belied the private sector’s contention that contract growing is the key to the development of Philippine agriculture. Antonio “Ka Tonying” Flores, UMA chairperson today stated, that Coalition […]

Stand with Bulacan farmers in pursuing Joseph Canlas’ fight against landgrabs! — UMA

“Bulacan used to be a sprawling agricultural land that guaranteed the economic and nutritional needs of immediate communities,” recalled Antonio Flores, chairperson of Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA). “Now it’s a site of landgrabs, development aggression, and hardship for the farmers displaced by fake urbanization.” On May 12, the day after the death […]

Agri-workers on Joseph Canlas: ‘Jailed for firearms he didn’t possess, left to die with a virus he didn’t have upon arrest’

Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) blamed the Duterte regime for the death of peasant leader Joseph Canlas the morning of May 11, 2021. According to the agri-worker federation, the police may not have gunned him down like it did to other progressive farmers, but they “abducted him without basis, imprisoned him despite his […]

Farmer rights, anti-corporate control activist dies in detention — MASIPAG

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) and the Stop Golden Rice! Network Philippines vehemently condemns the prolonged detention and mishandling of the case of peasant leader Joseph Canlas, which eventually led to his death. Canlas’ family notified the facility’s officials of his situation as early as May 7, but was only brought […]