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.

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 […]

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 […]

On the death of Joseph Canlas: Focus on health solution not repression – CPDG to PH Gov’t

“Elderly, ailing, and nursing detainees should be released and given immediate medical attention too, because their continued imprisonment only poses equal danger to their health and other prisoners. We do not want another Joseph Canlas, or another Baby River,” […]

On Hacienda Luisita court ruling anniv, activists bike for land, food, aid — UMA

On April 24, different progressive organizations led by Anakpawis Party-list staged “Padyak Pesante,” a bike rally calling for economic aid to the sectors who need it, healthcare and other social services rendered urgent amid the pandemic, and food security anchored on genuine land reform. The event consisted of over 70 bikers pedaling together for a […]

CPDG on the six senators’ proposal to defund NTF-ELCAC

CPDG welcomes the proposals by six Senators – Senators Joel Villanueva, Grace Poe, Win Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros, Franklin Drilon, and Nancy Binay – to defund the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). “The NTF-ELCAC is clearly counterproductive and its budget can be rechanneled to the most urgent pandemic-related development needs of our people instead of supporting the tightening of civic space in the country,” adds Maza. She also pointed out other bills critical for upholding and expanding civic space in the country: “We likewise urge Congress to pass the bills on criminalizing red-tagging and protecting human rights defenders.”

On Parlade’s Tirades vs Community Pantries

Sa halip na siraan ng NTF-ELCAC ang mga community pantries, mas mainam na buwagin na lamang ito at ilagay ang malaki nilang pondo sa mga community pantries.

Tanggulan: Portraits of Filipino Environmental Defenders

As the world celebrates the 51st Earth Day, Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines, Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, 350 Pilipinas, Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo, Council for People’s Development and Governance, and Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines presents TANGGULAN: Portraits of Filipino Environmental Defenders.

This coffee table book offers different stories of environmental rights defenders across the Philippines ranging from community health volunteers, conservationist groups, indigenous peoples, to fisherfolk communities and others.

CPDG Spokesperson on militarized pandemic response

The COVID-19 crisis is no longer just a health crisis but a political crisis. A real public health-oriented response is needed to fight the pandemic and to even begin to overcome the crippling poverty that it has worsened.

Genuine public health-oriented response needed to fight pandemic — CPDG

After one year, the government is still obsessed with repression and population control while people across all walks of life, especially among the poor and middle class, are dying everyday from the absence of effective public health care.