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Farmers cry foul over use of agri sector in pork scam

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FARMERS in San Manuel town in Pangasinan province continue to plant palay even as erratic weather has disrupted the rice cycle and triggered floods that occasionally destroy their crops and farmlands.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

An association of farmers has cried foul over what it described as a “shameless act of using the sector as direct beneficiaries of the anomalous” Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dry spell delays rice planting in Maguindanao

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Farmers in Maguindanao have not been able to replant their rice fields because of a dry spell that started in February.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers divided over land reform law extension

Advocates of agrarian reform are divided over whether to end this government program that has seen two extensions since it was launched in 1987.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Thai farmers put pressure on PM over rice payments

Anti-government protesters pour cement on concrete barriers to seal the gate of the prime minister's office of government house during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. AP

Hundreds of disgruntled Thai farmers breached razor-wire barricades outside the prime minister’s temporary office Monday to protest the government’s delayed payments from last year’s rice crops.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

9 bishops tell Aquino to fire DAR chief

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

Five months before the June 14, 2014, deadline for the distribution of agrarian reform lands, nine Catholic bishops have appealed to President Aquino to fire Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes and fast-track the distribution of land to farmers.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

27 years after Mendiola massacre, groups say impunity lives on

THE SO-CALLED Mendiola massacre, in which at least 12 farmers demanding land reform were killed at the start of the presidency of democracy icon Corazon Aquino, continues to hound the late President’s son, Benigno Aquino III. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Twenty-seven years after the Mendiola massacre, a farmers organization said the killings have continued, with at least 21 farmers and indigenous people murdered in Southern Mindanao under the Aquino administration.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Farmers seek swifter setup of Luisita landmarkers

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Farmworkers at Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province have accused personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of slowing down the setting of boundary markers (mojon) in plots titled to them, resulting in the delay of the completion of agrarian reform in the sugar estate.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Peasant group slams arrest of 8 farmers in Hacienda Luisita

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Tension grips Hacienda Luisita over arrest of farmers.  PHOTO COURTESY OF UMA

A peasant group denounced on Sunday, the arrest of eight farmers and the bulldozing of their farm lots at Hacienda Luisita allegedly under orders by a company owned by President Aquino’s family in spite of their claims the land was covered under the agrarian reform program.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Authorities step in to stop harassment of farmers

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A police task force composed of veteran investigators has been sent to San Andres town, Quezon province, to unmask and arrest those behind the wave of terror against farmers fighting to protect their land.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers volunteer to help in rebuilding

Volunteer farmers and technicians from Negros Occidental province are helping to rebuild and rehabilitate farms in Leyte province that were destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers want seized smuggled rice to be donated to ‘Yolanda’ victims now

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For three consecutive days, TEAM ALBAY and Office of Civil Defense Bicol, is the only group that conducts search and retrieval operation for the victim of Supertyphoon "Yolanda." MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The leader of a farmers and irrigators’ coalition Sinag called on the government to donate all the smuggled rice to the Yolanda survivors amid reports that over 200,000 cavans of hot rice have again reached the Davao port.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coco tillers ask Aquino: What happened to levy fund?

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A Quezon-based nongovernment organization has asked President Aquino to make a public accounting of the coco levy fund, saying that the issue appeared to have been buried by the series of scams involving public funds.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 26,000 farmers in Central Luzon given land titles – DENR

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More than 26,000 landless farmers in Central Luzon have received land titles under the land distribution program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), officials said Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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