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7 of 10 farmers are landless Seven out of 10 farmers in Southern Tagalog (a region south of Manila) are landless. Peter “Tata Pido” Gonzales, spokesperson of the Katipunan ng mga Samahan ng Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (Kasama-TK, a farmers’ alliance in the region) said Jan. 21that the unprecedented increase in the number of farmers…

After their strike was declared “illegal” by the labor department, mill workers at the Cojuangco-owned Hacienda Luisita face mass lay-off. The workers have vowed to defy the DoLE order and to maintain their two-month long strike. BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com Still hurting from the gunshot wound he sustained when police and military forces tried to…