#NoLandNoLife | An appeal to stop killing farmers, Lumad fighting land grabs, and pursue peace to address land issue as cause of conflict in the Philippines

February 7th, 2017|

As working closely with farmers and farmworkers’ groups and human rights advocates in the Philippines, we are alarmed by what appears to be an escalation of the attacks against leaders of rural communities fighting for […]

More peasant killings surface as slain farmworkers’ leader buried in Negros

February 2nd, 2017|

BACOLOD CITY – Hundreds of farmers and sugar workers marched the streets of Murcia, Negros Occidental to call for justice for slain peasant leader Alexander Ceballos, who was killed by suspected paramilitary elements last January […]

“We, launch unended campaign till we win” say the leaders of Northern Province Fisher Peoples’ Unity

September 12th, 2015|

The Leaders of NPFPU whom met their monthly meeting on Tuesday have decided to launch unending campaign on Indian Trawler issue and to find ways to address issues faced by the fishing communities. While organizing […]

AGRA: Land Monopoly of Large Plantations, Source of Smog Problem in Indonesia

September 11th, 2015|

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The smog engulfing several provinces in Kalimantan and Sumatra Islands are already at threatening levels causing the death of a minor last 10 September 2015.

The pollutant fumes have caused decreased air quality […]

Haciendero gov’t allots billions for sugar barons, zero for starving workers

September 3rd, 2015|

Agricultural workers under the national federation Unyon ng mga Mangggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) slammed President BS Aquino’s alter-egos at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) […]

#NoLandNoLife | Filipino farm workers hit deception, human rights atrocities and land grabbing

July 23rd, 2015|

MANILA, Philippines – As the country awaits the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Benigno S. Aquino III set next week, the Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (Union of Agricultural Workers or […]

Agricultural workers get slave-like wages, federation says

May 1st, 2015|

The national federation of agricultural workers fears that sugar workers would be paid even less this crop year as the tariff for imported sugar would go down to just five percent because of the ASEAN […]

Peasant Women International Mission Confirms Landgrabbing of Highest PH Gov’t Officials

October 21st, 2014|

“Land is at the very heart of human rights, of women’s rights.” The Peasant Women Fact-Finding Mission (IFFM) in Hacienda Luisita and in Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal confirmed cases of landgrabbing involving high government officials in […]

SONA 2014 & Hacienda Luisita: What happened to BS Aquino’s promises?

July 27th, 2014|

In the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last year, President BS Aquino made special mention of his family’s controversial sugar estate, Hacienda Luisita with promises of land distribution and social justice. “Kung may […]

Lupa at Hustisya (Land and Justice): Hacienda Luisita

July 1st, 2014|

A new video (in Filipino) by the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA), Tudla and the Luisita Watch network narrates the saga of farmworkers and reports on the current state of land reform and […]

Int’l agri workers group appeals to PH Pres. Aquino to order release of Luisita farm workers

December 23rd, 2013|

The Coalition of Agricultural Workers International (CAWI) today condemned the latest incident of atrocities in the Hacienda Luisita sugarcane plantation in the Philippines. On Sunday, 22 December, police arrested eight farm workers who tried to […]

UNCTAD report citing need for food sovereignty, welcome, but best hope lies in peasant struggles

September 27th, 2013|

International groups Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), the Coalition of Agricultural Workers International (CAWI) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) welcomed the release of the Trade and Environment Review 2013 published […]