The Local Government of Caluya, Antique states that the Semirara Mining Corporation (SMC) provides prodigious assistance to the constituents of Caluya. This is in truth, a deception. While the Barangay of Semirara where the current mine pit is located has received services and increased livelihood opportunities, this is not true of the other 17 barangays.
Read the full statement: SUMMARY OF ISSUES AND CALLS OF THE PEOPLE OF CALUYA
Walter Hogan Hall, Institute of Social Order Ateneo de Manila University October 20, 2015
We, the undersigned, representing participants from local government units, fisherfolk organizations and non-government organizations, come together to support Republic Act 10654, which we hope will usher in a new era of sustainable fisheries in the Philippines. (more…)
PAKISAMA has been nominated to the 2nd ASEAN Leadership Awards on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication, which coincided with the Ninth ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (9th AMRDPE) last October 17 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
The 9th AMRDPE was opened by H.E. Somsanith SOUVANNALATH, Vice Minister to the Government’s Office and Vice Chair of the National Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication of Lao PDR.
PAKISAMA President Ireneo “Ka Rene” Cerilla visited Brazil with a Joint Executive-Legislative delegation last July to study the Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) Strategy which largely reduced malnutrition and poverty in Brazil by supporting local farmers and locally-sourced consumption. Ka Rene was one of two CSO representatives in the delegation.
Libertad Planas, 45 years old, attended the 2015 May 5-6 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Record Keeping training for the lemon clusters of MESAFED, a farmer federation in Oriental Mindoro. She is an M&E volunteer in Sitio Bahid, Pahilahan, Pola, Oriental Mindoro. (more…)
On March 24, 2015, PAKISAMA organized a forum on “Fighting Hunger through Partnerships: A Forum on Brazil’s Zero Hunger Program Global and Asian Institutional Purchase, and the Philippines’ Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP)” at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, in partnership with Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires (CSA). (more…)
PAKISAMA president Ireneo Cerilla received a plaque of recognition as one of nine finalists for the First International Land Coalition (ILC) Award during the ILC Global Land Forum and Assembly of Members in Dakar, Senegal last May 12-16.
Agrarian reform bills pushed after long wait…
An estimated 500 farmers are camped in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and inside the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to urge the House of Representatives to pass the necessary bills to complete land acquisition and distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). (more…)