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Tag: land reform

“Day of the Landless”: IBON renews call for free land distribution

March 30, 2017

​Noting that seven out of 10 poor Filipinos live in the rural areas where landlessness remains widespread, IBON reiterated today the urgency of doable reforms such as free land distribution. The research group made the statement as various peasant organizations and land reform advocates across the country mark the “Day of the Landless” today. IBON […]

Free Land Distribution/ Economic reforms are the most compelling reason to continue the peace talks

February 5, 2017

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte recalled the government’s peace negotiators from negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) until being given “compelling reason” to resume talks. Research group IBON, however, points out that the most compelling reason for having peace talks are the economic and political reforms on the agenda that can address the roots […]

Implement land reform and develop the rural economy!

January 30, 2017

The call for land reform is among the twelve points illustrated in IBON’s 2017 “Promoting pro-people economics” planner drawn from the People’s Agenda for Change. The comprehensive agenda for social, economic and political reforms fleshes out a program for nationalist and progressive change based on the Filipino people’s daily and historical plight. Hundreds of people’s […]

Initial talks on social and economic reforms new hope for Filipinos–IBON

January 28, 2017

Agreement in principle on free land distribution shows Parties can unite on people-centered measures beyond current government policy The second round of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) concluded Thursday. One of the historic event’s main highlights was the exchange […]

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 […]

Land reform, starting point of rural development

January 20, 2017

“Agricultural development should first focus on real land reform. This ensures that subsequent farm support will increase rural incomes and improve the livelihoods of the majority poor peasantry, expand the domestic market, and create a surplus for reinvestment in national industry. These are also the conditions for greater linkages between agriculture and industry, including the […]

Distribute land to the tiller for free

January 11, 2017

Nine of 10 Filipino farmers are landless, according to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas. Meanwhile, according to September 2015 data from the Land Bank, 75% of agrarian reform beneficiaries could not pay land amortization. Filipino farmers remain among the poorest of the population. Peace must be based on social justice. Distribute land to the tiller for free. Base […]

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 […]

Round Table Discussion on Sustainable Agriculture

December 8, 2016

Ensuring Safe Food, Improving Livelihood and Incomes, towards Rural Development The Round Table Discussion will be a venue to discuss options for attaining food self-sufficiency, improved incomes and promoting rural development, specifically: aggressive promotion of sustainable agriculture practices like organic farming as the viable alternative to conventional chemical farming, implementation of genuine agrarian reform program, improving irrigation and provision of the […]