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RealTalk provides data-based analysis and perspective on issues mostly meddled by propaganda pretending to be objective information and topics that can be better viewed using numbers, facts, and official documents.

Philippine IPs, by policies and numbers

MANILA, Philippines – With October signaling the annual celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Month, it is more and more apt to talk about the indigenous people in the Philippines as well as their communities. The Philippine Statistics Authority defined “indigenous...

/ October 25, 2017

A peek on PH fisheries situation

The future of Philippine fisheries might be in danger.

/ October 7, 2017

#AgriFYI: Planning the Land Sector’s Future

A new land sector development framework is poised to reform the way land is used and developed.

/ September 20, 2017

#AgriFYI: Continuing security of land tenure

MANILA, Philippines – Agrarian reform policies in the past has benefited some of Filipino farmers all over the country. In one part, this is a success worth celebrating – seeing lives of formerly landless farmers transformed through the hope of...

/ July 25, 2017

Du30 mentions ‘green’ policies in second SONA

In second address to nation, Duterte urges government agencies to act on food production crises in climate change-affected areas, and enaction of National Land Use Act.

/ July 25, 2017
Banao River in Benguet. Photo: Province of Benguet

#AgriFYI: National Land Use Act

Will an act on nationwide land use be vital for the future of the agriculture, manufacturing, and services industry as well as the lives of many Filipinos?

/ July 16, 2017
Members of Cordillera indigenous cultural communities take part in celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Month. Photo: PIA

#AgriFYI: IPs, protected areas, and territories

Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and supposed-to-be protected areas in our country have been left behind for too long. However, in Congress lies a sliver of hope.

/ July 14, 2017

#AgriFYI: DENR and agrarian reform

MANILA, Philippines – It has been three decades since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) has been instituted. With the aim of redistributing some nine million hectares of public and private agricultural lands, the program was the supposed saving grace...

/ July 11, 2017

Duterte’s first year rated by ‘green’ groups

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration received yesterday an overall failing mark for its first-year performance on “environment and social justice” from a 40-member coalition. The Green Thumb Coalition, in a press conference, explained that the Duterte’s words...

/ July 4, 2017