An illustrated essay on the some of the highlights of the Oct. 21 peasant rally.
Tags: land reform
“The threat of additional schemes also remains as Noel Villanueva and his minions desperately cling onto the Tinang farmers’ land. We remain vigilant.”
“For 27 years, we have been deprived of our right to till the land. Why is it that we are the ones being treated as criminals here?”
“Even if we only have salt to eat for our meals, we will continue to hold our line. This land should have been awarded to us a long time ago. We are the lawful and rightful owners of this land.”
Farmers in Buntog have been struggling for decades to assert their rights to the land, which they and their ancestors have lived in since 1911.
The Philippine Senate could be the last democratic institution for the government’s checks and balances, independent of and not beholden to the power ambitions of the presidency and expected to side with the people and defend whatever remains of Philippine democracy, people’s rights and welfare, and the country’s sovereignty.
The telenovela spin of state security forces never erases the fact that the Sagay massacre is yet another proof of the failure of government to render social justice to the tillers of the land.
“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.”
Bago mag-ulat sa SONA si Pang. Duterte sa Lunes, isa-isahin muna natin ang mga pangakong binitiwan niya sa mga nakaraang SONA.
Mining companies comprise some of the biggest landgrabbers.
“The perennial problems of landlessness and rural poverty have made farmers more vulnerable and helpless in times of calamity.”