Tags: land reform

PRESS RELEASE 12 May 2011 MANILA — “A complete package of housing and livelihood? Sounds good. Why then hasn’t he done that for the country’s millions of landless farmers, including those in his own Hacienda Luisita?” This was the response of Vencer Crisostomo, national chairperson of the youth group Anakbayan, to President Noynoy Aquino’s announcement…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Seven in every 10 Filipinos are farmers, the KMP (Peasant Movement of the Philippines) emphasized, which was why they had been trying to bring their demands right to the president himself. If there is to be change, a lot of it must happen on farmers’ lives, they said.

Update: Peasants in Mendiola Camp-out, First Victims of Violent Dispersal Under the New Government

BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP or Peasant Movement of the Philippines) Chair and Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Rep. Rafael Mariano welcomed the leaders and members of Kalipunan ng Samahang Mambubukid ng Kabite (Kamagsasa-Ka or Federation of Peasant Associations in Cavite), a chapter of KMP, at the House of Representatives this…