by Walden Bello, published in Foreign Policy in Focus on May 16, 2014
Philippines, 14 May 14 2014 -- Two dozen organizations from 12 countries in Asia and around the world signed a letter decrying the murder of Filipino farmer leader Menelao ("Ka Melon") Barcia by unidentified gunmen on May 2, 2014.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.