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KMP: Rice imports to benefit only trade cartels

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NFA workers unload tons of rice  imported from Vietnam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant peasant group called on Congress to put a stop to the continued deluge of imported rice into the country, saying the importation would benefit only a cartel of rice dealers that manipulates prices.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

KMP raises alarm on more rice imports

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The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) assailed the latest government plan to import another 1.2 million metric tons of rice this year.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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A farmer organizer involved in relief work for typhoon victims was gunned down by still unidentified assailants in Candelaria, Quezon, on Wednesday, the militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said on Thursday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

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Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmers march on Palace demanding true reform

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Different militant organizations and farmers march towards Mendiola near Malacanang palace in Manila from Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City, Monday, on the last day of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) law. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

About a thousand farmers marched to Mendiola in Manila on Monday to mark the expiration of what they called “bogus” Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and then called for free distribution of lands to farmers.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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