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

Philippines, 5 February 2014 -- ‘Fast-tracked’ distribution? What fast-tracked distribution?

Philippines, 2 February 2014 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)’s land distribution component could very well be standing on its last legs— but none of DAR’s farmer-constituents know what’s happening.

5 December 2013

It is crunch time now in Bali.   As governments intensify their efforts to iron out the final elements of Bali deal, civil society organizations and social movements from the Philippines have stepped up their efforts to amplify the peoples’ demands in Bali.