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Mindanao farmers call for passage of stronger agrarian reform bill

THE NATIONAL Statistical Coordination Board recently declared that farmers are among the least paid workers in the country with an average daily wage and salary of P156.8. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Hundreds of farmers from Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon are pressing for the passage in Congress of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), saying it would be the only way to free them from poverty and debts.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rice prices seen lower by P4 per kg

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Prices of rice are expected to fall by P4 per kilogram as a result of good harvest, but a militant farmers’ organization said farmers are likely to bear the brunt again of the importation of an additional 1.7 million metric tons of the staple.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Callous,’ farmers say of new rice importation


The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) assailed the National Food Authority (NFA) for pushing through with the importation of 500,000 metric tons of rice that would enter the country in time for harvests in October.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

New ‘savings’ definition alarms KMP, former solon

QUEZON farmers march from Lucena City to Manila to demand the completion of the government’s land reform program and the return of the coconut levy fund. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The new definition of “savings” in the proposed 2015 national budget has elicited more criticisms against the Aquino administration’s campaign against corruption.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

KMP: Rice imports to benefit only trade cartels

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 »