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DA says no complaint means no WTO violation in letter to DOJ

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The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) assailed the heads of the agriculture and justice departments for their alleged antifarmer positions on rice importation.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Militant group files plunder case against Aquino

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The Malampaya gas platform located 80 kilometers northwest of the coast of Palawan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant peasant group has filed a plunder case against President Benigno Aquino III and 12 others at the Office of the Ombudsman on the alleged pillage of P125 million from the Malampaya Gas Funds purportedly benefiting dummy non-government organizations linked to the Department of Agrarian Reform.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

KMP, VACC hit cover-up of gov’t rice import scam

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A militant group of farmers and an anticrime watchdog group lambasted what they said was a cover-up being made on corruption in the government importation of rice, which the anticrime watchdog group said should be the focus of investigators, not a hunt for “ghosts.”

Posted: January 11th, 2014 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 »

Neda memo to Aquino sign of rice supply shortfall

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The government’s rice self-sufficiency mantra is only a “myth,” an official of the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers’ group files plunder rap vs Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Wednesday filed a plunder complaint in the Office of the Ombudsman against President Aquino and several others, including Janet Lim-Napoles, over the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DA’s ‘classified’ list full of bogus NGOs

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No wonder Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala had described as “classified” the list of accredited nongovernment organizations (NGOs) allowed to receive pork barrel funds for livelihood under the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rice woes continue as calls for top DA exec to quit mount

FARMERS angry at the theft of public funds through pork barrel and alleged overpricing of imported rice climb over a metal fence during a recent protest action at the head office of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Militant farmers are demanding that the government act on what they said was the artificial shortage of rice as calls for Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala started to ring over his department’s alleged failure to meet government targets for rice sufficiency.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Militant solon, others arrested at Hacienda Luisita

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Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net fle photo

A congressman and participants of a fact-finding mission in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac were arrested by local police on Tuesday, said Anakpawis partylist in a statement.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Farmers seek probe on ‘artificial’ palay shortage

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A militant farmers group on Sunday asked Congress to investigate increasing rice prices allegedly caused by “artificial palay shortage” and overpriced rice importations.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SONA protesters are early birds along Commonwealth

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Farmers from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and Hacienda Luisita belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas start their program as early as 6 a.m. Monday on Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City.  FRANCES MANGOSING

Protesters began to arrive near Ever Gotesco Commonwealth in Quezon City as early as 5 a.m. Monday when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fourth State of the Nation Address.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militant farmers slam DAR for eschewing collective land ownership

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Hacienda Luisita workers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas on Monday said that “the ongoing deceptive raffle draw instigated by President Aquino’s DAR [Department of Agrarian Reform] in Hacienda Luisita is all for show” in time for President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) and forms part of a grand scheme by the Cojuangcos to perpetuate control over the lands.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sarmiento not rebel, but farmer leader–KMP

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The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Thursday condemned the arrest of activist Aris Sarmiento, saying Sarmiento is a KMP consultant helping in the campaign for the return of coco levy funds to farmers, not a “high value” rebel leader as the military claimed.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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