Despite constant petitioning by former Constitutional Commissioner Jaime Tadeo for DAR to stop illegal conversions in Plaridel, Bulacan by the Villar-backed Lumina Homes, earth-moving activities in the area are still continuing. DAR's inaction in this case is emblematic of its lack of commitment to implementing the land reform program nationwide.

Quezon City, 15 May 2014 -- The newest Congress bill supporting the continuation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)— as mandated by the 1987 Constitution— is an essential, though not yet sufficient, initiative for tackling the upcoming deadline of the program’s land dist

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Indonesia’s April 9 parliamentary election was relatively peaceful and clean, which shows how far democratization has come in the last 15 years despite the deep psychological and structural damages wrought by former Indonesian President Suharto.

Quezon City, Philippines, 12 April 2014 - More than five months after being left homeless by Typhoon Yolanda, residents of Sicogon Island are still fighting for a decent place to rebuild their lives and their homes.

Manila, 1 April 2014 -- Ambitious free trade agreements in the Philippines would pose serious threats to access to medicines for the poor by providing greater patent rights to pharmaceutical companies, the EU-ASEAN Campaign Network said Tuesday ahead of an international meetin

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Manila, 8 March 2014 -- Today, International Women's Day, we continue to demand end to poverty and landlessness. We demand the realization of our reproductive rights and end to violence against women.

Farmers carry crosses to symbolize the difficulties they face under President Aquino's Matuwid na Daan.

Philippines, 5 March 2014 -- On Ash Wednesday, more than 100 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) dramatized their grievances over the neglect of small farmers under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, with a “Kalbaryo ng mga Magsasaka” protest.

Photo by Ace dela Cruz of Ateneo for Agrarain Reform Movement (AFARM)

Philippines, 4 March 2014 -- With less than four months remaining before the upcoming “death” of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP)’s land distribution component on June 30 2014, 300 farmers from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) today trooped to Malacanang, calling

CAPTION: SARA leaders, joined by Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and Atty. Jan Perry Eugenio, appeal to President Aquino to directly order DAR to effectively implement and complete the comprehensive land reform program.

 Philippines, 28 February, 2014 -- This was the message to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) from progressive solons and lawyers and farmer-leaders from the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) in a press conference today at Quezon Circle.

Illegal ‘earth moving’ activities in Baranggay Culianin, Plaridel, Bulacan started on January 21, 2014

Philippines, 20 February, 2014 -- Not even agrarian reform’s greatest defenders are now safe from land laws violations.

Photo caption: Farmer prepares to throw boundary marker (‘mohon’) from Hacienda Luisita at DAR central office in Quezon City. This piece of stone, which is supposed to delineate lands for distribution, has no meaning at all as DAR continues to fail to install farmworkers in their awarded lands

Philippines, 6 February 2014 -- Farmers belonging to the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance  (SARA) blasted DAR’s Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes for misleading the public and the legislative branch in its report on the agency’s previous accomplishments and future targets during the F