Will World Economic Forum folks believe Bongbong?
January 16, 2023
The administration’s trip is a self-serving junket at the people’s expense. If Marcos Jr speaks about so-called economic gains, he will be speaking untruths.
IBON Executive Director on Marcos Jr’s speech to the 77th UN General Assembly
September 22, 2022
The gall to talk about ‘historical injustice’ and ‘inequalities and inequities’ is however exceptional
IBON Research Head on new admin’s plans for agri sector
July 23, 2022
Tales of Tinang and our worsening agricultural crisis
July 5, 2022
The incident in Hacienda Tinang, considered as one of the biggest illegal mass arrests in Philippine history, has shattered the illusion of peaceful transition from Duterte to Marcos Jr.
A legacy of killing farmers?
May 24, 2022
Before Rodrigo Duterte concludes his presidency and paints a rosy legacy, let us not forget his bloody record as a relentless attacker of people’s rights to land, food security and social justice even amid a pandemic and crisis exacerbated by worship of neoliberal policies.
A vegan’s musings on Earth Day
April 22, 2022
There exists a complexity to achieving sustainability and harmony with nature. I shall remain vegan, but the next time I say Itadakimasu, I shall put the farmers, peasants and workers right at the heart of my gratitude.
In solidarity with the farmers of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
March 25, 2022
The land sustains their lives, therefore it is just to fight for it. They struggle not only for themselves but also for our sake. No one can deny the fact that farmers are essential to our lives. They have long been taking good care of us by providing our food — now it is time to do our part in upholding and protecting them.
Initializing urban farming
October 23, 2021
IBON and the Asuncion Perez Memorial Center Inc. have been setting up urban farms in Metro Manila. These community gardens in the city are inspired by the rural Bungkalan.
Duterte admin’s neglect of agri erodes food self-sufficiency — IBON
October 21, 2021
The Duterte government’s glaringly low prioritization of agriculture is worsening the country’s decline in food self-sufficiency. Production support for small farmers and fisherfolk as part of a larger economic stimulus program is even more urgent.