For Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA), Duterte’s SONA only renewed his administration’s commitment to fully implement “anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-worker policies.”
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“Today, the Filipino peasant masses vow to further our struggle for genuine land reform.”
Farmers are fast losing hope after President Duterte reneged on his promise to return the coco levy fund to small coconut farmers and there have been moves inside the Department of Agrarian Reform to reverse the administrative and department orders, favoring farmers, which were issued by former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.
The National Conference of Small Coconut Farmers presented a seven-point proposal on the distribution of the coco levy funds.
“Aquino and his coco levy mafia are now on electoral fund-raising mode and are drooling to plunder the small coconut farmers’ money while they are still in power.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The KMP and CLAIM support the proposal for the creation of a Small Coconut Farmers’ Council (SCFC) to directly manage and administer the recovered coco levy and the creation of a Coconut Farmers’ Fund to comprise the total amount of the coco levy fund.
By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Mylene Zantoa, 32, only wants a decent life for her family. Zantoa and her husband work on less than two hectares of land in San Francisco, Quezon province. Mainly preoccupied with copra production, Zantoa said what they earn is not enough to feed and to send to school…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“This is not money that belongs to the government – it belongs to the coconut farmers. And let it be said that we are not incidental beneficiaries here – we are the rightful owners. We demand that the money be released to the coconut farmers.” – Koprahan
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Manila–The peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Kaisahang Pambansa ng mga Magsasaka sa Koprahan (Koprahan) have called attention to the Aquino administration’s formation of a coco levy task force that it placed under the supervision of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). The group insisted that the…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The Aquino government has closed the case over the much-disputed, multi-billion coco levy fund issue involving the former crony of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and uncle of the current president San Miguel Corporation chairman Eduardo “Danding�� Cojuangco Jr. A Disposition Form dated February 14, 2012 approved by…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The coco levy funds would only change hands, from one Cojuangco to another Cojuangco.” – KMP deputy secretary general Willy Marbella