By Cong Corrales | Sunday| September 18, 2011 | Filed under: Top Stories
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 September) — In solidarity with the transport sector, the Misamis Oriental Farmers’ Association-Kilusan ng Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (Mofa-KMP) will launch “Welgang Mag-uuma” on Monday, September 19 to coincide with the nationwide transport strike.
by KMP Information Department
MANILA, Philippines- Militant farmers today called on the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to immediately stop the continuing conversion of the controversial Hacienda Looc in the town of Nasugbu by real estate giant SM Land owned by tycoon Henry Sy into a world-class tourism and leisure destination.
By MARVYN N. BENANING
September 18, 2011, 3:53pm
MANILA, Philippines -- Farmers in the 8,650-hectare Hacienda Looc in Nasugbu, Batangas and Maragondon, Cavite have asked the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to stop the conversion of the estate for the benefit of giant real estate firm.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Ugnayan ng mga Mamamayan Laban sa Pangwawasak ng Kalupaan ng Hacienda Looc (Umalpas- Ka) also accused DAR officials of colluding with SM Land executives in evicting farmer-beneficiaries in the large property.
The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program extension with reforms should be stopped, to end land monopoly and social injustices, Greg Ratin, KMP spokesperson, yesterday said at a rally in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform provincial office.
The 2nd anniversary of the signing of the Republic Act 9700 or the CARPer Law today is not worth celebrating because it has not addressed the problems of small farmers, Ratin said.
We are inviting the APC members in Southeast Asia to attend the Southeast Asia Workshop on the “Advocacy for Peasants Social Welfare and Security Empowerment” sponsored by the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) to be held in Indonesia from November 17-24. 2011. The event will be hosted by the Alliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA).
From: Danilo Ramos, APC Secretary General
Re: Membership to APC Committees
Date; 17 September 2011
As per the last APC Coordinating Council Meeting last July 4, 2011 in the Philippines, the head and some members of the committee were identified.
We would like to follow-up if you have decided which committee are you joining. We need your active participation to make the committee do its task.
By Danilo Ramos, APC Secretary General
The First Coordinating Council Meeting after the APC 3rd General Assembly was held on July 4, 2011 in Quezon City, Philippines.
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), member of the BetterAid Coordinating Group, led the process of organizing the thematic consultations on aid and development effectiveness in agriculture and rural development (ARD). This initiative was participated by national, sub- regional, regional and international platforms and support NGOs engaged in issues on food and ARD.
July 2-3, 2011 * Manila, Philippines
Danilo Ramos, secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Asian Peasant Coalltion (APC) joins the “V Foro Internacional Democracia y Cooperacion (FIDC)-Asia Regional Forum held on July 2-33, 2011 in Balay Kalinaw, Quezon City, Philippines”
The FIDC Asia Regional Forum is conceived to facilitate the establishment of a Regional Platform for Asia, which discussed mechanisms of coordination and preparation for the VI FIDC in 2012.
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