Coconut farmers in Davao Oriental, who account for nearly eight percent or 1.06 billion nuts of the country’s production, said they would join a nationwide hunger strike that coconut farmers are planning in response to the government’s continuing refusal to return so-called coco levy funds to farmers.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
Hunger strike protests were set in two separate locations in Manila to slam the blacklisting of college students and to encourage people to recognize the need for divine intervention especially with the pork barrel scam issue.
A U.S. immigration detention center locked down areas holding violent offenders as a precaution as a hunger strike continued Sunday by hundreds of detainees protesting their treatment and calling for an end to deportations.
Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days because the prison has met her demands, the husband of Alyokhina’s bandmate said Saturday.
A dismissed Antique provincial official, who has been on hunger strike to protest his non-reinstatement, was hospitalized on Monday after complaining of dizziness in the capital town of San Jose.