Category: Stories

Murky Boracay land reform direction threatens island’s future, Malaynon livelihood

For the people of Malay, Aklan, Duterte's plans for Boracay are of truly heightened interest.

/ July 23, 2018
Duterte rallies PDP-Laban in shift to federalism.

Changing the Charter, across administrations

Philippine presidents often make the oath to create charter change. The Duterte administration wants to do the same. Why and what for?

/ July 6, 2018
Rice farmers at work in the Philippines

Rice production and need for conserving prime agri lands, as told by numbers

Declining rice land, low production and conversions of agricultural lands threaten security of Philippine rice supply.

/ June 17, 2018

Common-good land protection over other interests, through policies and numbers

MANILA, Philippines With land being a limited and finite resource, human demand and utilization have gotten in the way of upholding environmental protection and ethical land use and conversion. In fact, with the 30 million hectares of land in the...

/ June 12, 2018

Farmers’ infighting lead to disruption of farming activities

The ideal situation for any sector in any community is to be united in campaigns, calls for action, and even in planning up to implementation. However, in same cases, members have differences in intents and ideologies, leading to infighting and...

/ January 16, 2018

‘Progress’ at the expense of farmers’ interests

Filipino rural communities are caught in the crossfire between agrarian reform and "development" through infrastructure.

/ January 14, 2018
Photo: LGU Makilala

Guiding paralegals on agrarian reform

In the struggle towards a reformed land sector, getting to grips with the law is a must.

/ December 14, 2017