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Land reform is key to inclusive growth–Green Action PH

January 26, 2017

As thousands of farmers camp out in Davao City to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre and to demand land to the tiller and just peace, the multi-sector Green Action Philippines (PH) network called on the Duterte administration to prioritize agrarian reform in its development plan to achieve inclusive growth. The network stressed […]

Food producers poorer, hungry three years after Yolanda

December 10, 2016

  Despite about Php144 billion in funds, the Philippine government has barely delivered on the planned rehabilitation and reconstruction in Yolanda affected areas. The people are more vulnerable, poorer and hungry with uncertain livelihoods and security of tenure.  For most farming communities in Eastern Visayas, production has not recovered. “Many farmers are only able to […]

Punlaan music album at People’s Bookshop Sale

November 23, 2016

Experience the Punlaan land to the tiller food for all-themed music album at the People’s Bookshop Sale (starts November 23). Launched last October, Punlaan is a unique compilation of original Filipino farmers, indigenous and cultural groups’ compositions narrating the stories and struggles of the Filipino people in the context of a backward and underdeveloped economy […]

Green producerism advocacy

October 11, 2016

The advocacy for green producerism is a complement to the growing and active green consumerism in developed countries. The idea is to contribute in raising public awareness on the benefits of organic farming in order to add pressure on the State to pursue sustainable agriculture. It is more appropriate in the Philippine context than consumer […]

Lumad evacuees’ return home signals rebuilding of alternative schools

September 7, 2016

  The ​Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD), a network of 100 schools nationwide advocating transformative education, commended the more than 2,000 Lumad evacuees on the reclaiming of their homes and ancestral land in Bgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The group said that this also signifies initial steps towards the rebuilding of Lumad alternative schools and […]

Philippines Can Also Learn from Cuba’s Food Security Path

July 27, 2016

IBON Networks | Green Action PH | Aside from running an efficient health care system and achieving genuinely universal health coverage, the Philippines can also learn from how Cuba achieved food security with the practice of sustainable agriculture. Cuba’s food security strategy involved shifting from conventional chemical farming in its large-scale industrial farms to organic […]

There is room for pro-people economics but 10-pt agenda concerning–IBON

July 16, 2016

“While there are sunny prospects, the 10-point agenda of neoliberal policies hangs over like a dark cloud,” said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa yesterday at its political and economic briefing. In its 2016 Midyear Birdtalk held at the University of the Philippines, IBON welcomed the Duterte administration’s opening of opportunities for pro-people measures […]

Better jobs, better water? Privatization undermines work, water rights–WPN

March 22, 2016

  ​#BeyondElections2016 | ​As International Water Day is celebrated, water right advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) reiterates how neoliberal privatization has displaced jobs in the public water sector and led to more expensive water. The United Nations themed this year’s Water Day “Better Water, Better Jobs”. It stated that that 1.5 billion […]

People’s voices shut out: Educators hit SC rejection of petitions vs K-to-12

March 18, 2016

  #BeyondElections2016 | Progressive teachers’ network Education Forum for Development (EfD) said that the Supreme Court ‘s (SC) rejection of petitions to stop the K-to-12 education program is a disservice to Filipinos. The high court turned a deaf ear on the people’s mounting opposition to the program’s ill impacts, said the group. The SC recently […]