Tag: land reform

On the Duterte administration’s economic direction in its first 100 days: Neoliberal economics continues, but nationalist change still possible

October 5, 2016

There is still much to be done for the Duterte administration to overcome the Philippine government’s stubborn adherence to old and discredited anti-Filipino neoliberalism. This overrides and is inconsistent with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s otherwise pro-poor and pro-Filipino pronouncements. This is also notwithstanding the welcome appointment of activists and progressives to important cabinet and other positions […]

IBON joins groups in industrialization call

September 18, 2016

Research group IBON said that national industrialization is the way to go in order for the Filipino majority to prosper. It should be made the government’s primary economic strategy, the group said. IBON co-sponsored last Wednesday a forum titled “The Change We Need” with top earner Steel Asia, science and technology network AGHAM, AGHAM Youth and […]

Promote National Industrialization for National Development

June 30, 2016

IBON- NI (for peoples summit), Jun 16 v.2 Tens of millions of Filipinos suffer crushing poverty while a handful of foreign investors and domestic oligarchs prosper from the country’s natural resources and labor power. The situation has worsened after almost four decades of neoliberal globalization policies, including those under the outgoing Aquino administration. A clean […]

Account for NDRRMF and El Niño funds – Green Action PH

April 8, 2016

As concerned citizens across the country and all over the world join the Global Day of Action for Justice to the victims of Kidapawan massacre today April 8, 2016, the sustainable development alliance Green Action PH asks the Aquino government where is the Php19 billion it promised in December 2015 for El Niño. “The Aquino […]

Gov’t privatization of irrigation, calamity unpreparedness amid El Nino hit

April 3, 2016

In the aftermath of the State-sponsored violence and continued harassment of protesting drought-stricken farmers in Kidapawan, North Cotabato, research group IBON criticized the Aquino government’s unpreparedness for El Nino and indicative neglect of agriculture in general, said the group. Department of Agriculture (DA) data shows that the damage caused by El Nino has already reached […]

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 […]