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Libertad and the lemon farmers of Pola

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…)


Brazil’s Zero Hunger Strategy: Fighting Hunger through Partnerships

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 receives recognition as finalist for the First ILC Award

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. (more…)

Farmers to solons: ‘Give us our lands now’

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…)


In Memoriam: Vicente “Ka Vic” Arraya Fabe

(11 September 1956 – 02 March 2015)

Vicente Fabe, known as “Ka Vic” to many of his colleagues in the farmers’ movement, has been with several farmer groups for almost three decades. (more…)

Entry of Judgement ng Supreme Court, pinuri ng mga Magsasaka

Unang-una nagpapasalamat tayo sa Panginoong Diyos dahil binigyan niya at pinatnubayan ang desisyon ng mga mahistrado sa Korte Suprema (more…)


Primer on the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and the Bangsamoro Basic Law

The Transition Commission (TC) was created by virtue of President Benigno Aquino III’s issuance of Executive Order 120 in December 2012. (more…)


No word from PNoy on coco levy funds; tougher road ahead for marching farmers

With no clear pronouncement from government on the release of coco levy funds, farmers on an ongoing protest march that started in Davao are bracing themselves for bigger challenges as they near Manila.