FILTER CHOSEN: 10. Protected land rights defenders.

Bagacay Farmers Association Leader Jerry Navarro seeks help from DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano amid death threats and the on-going illegal conversion of their 74-hectare landholding into a housing project despite the Duterte administration's imposition of a moratorium on land use conversion. 
Photo source: Screen grab from TFM’s video .

We are sharing this news article, dated 1 December 2016, by Task Force Mapalad (TFM). Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), once awarded with Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs), will now be legally entitled to own and manage the lands they till. But what ifRead More

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Asia alone constitutes 55% of the global poverty. Of which, 76% are living in rural areas (IFAD, 2016). For the rural communities, land is not just an economic commodity but a necessary instrument of equity for the poor. Without land tenure security, communities may be easily displaced and forcibly evicted,Read More

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The Asia Land Forum was held on 5 September 2016 in Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Philippines. Divided into two parts, the Forum engaged the Philippine Government on the proposed legislative land agenda of the CSO members of the International Land Coalition (ILC), and provided space for knowledge exchanges on achievingRead More

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Participants of the workshop. Photo by Tambuyog Development Center.

While globalization aids economic progress, human rights become an intensifying concern in relation to increasing business operations. Hence, a UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) Framework was launched to clarify the responsibilities of both governments and businesses and provide them with guidance on the expectation of allRead More

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