agrarian reform

2017 IBON Planner “Promoting pro-people economics for Filipinos” excerpts

November 20, 2016

  “This year, IBON highlights twelve points for nationalist and progressive economics. These counterpose the neoliberal economic policy-making that worsen poverty and inequality in the Philippines. Neoliberal  economics results in joblessness, job insecurity, decrepit social services, and foreign plunder of our natural resources. “These twelve points are drawn from the People’s Agenda for Change. The […]

The Change We Need: a public forum on national industrialization

September 8, 2016

Invitation to a public forum on national industrialization from AGHAM — Industrialization is a key factor in developing the Philippine economy, which, for several decades, has remained agrarian and pre-industrial. Establishing industries will also propel the country’s science, technology and innovation capacities. President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to establish industries, particularly steel manufacturing industry, is a […]

Day of the Landless: Deepening foreign control over PH farmlands thru financialization

March 31, 2016

Peasant and indigenous people’s groups in the region mark 29 March as the Global Day of the Landless. Initiated by the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), it highlights the rural communities’ continuing struggle for land. In the Philippines, such struggle remains meaningful amid widespread landlessness still gripping its countryside. Decades of attempts at land reform have […]