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 .

Landless and harassed Iloilo farmers call for urgent action of DAR

Monday February 13, 2017

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


Land right is a human right

Thursday December 1, 2016

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


CSOs and farmers provide recommendations for the proposed Agribusiness Venture Arrangement (AVA) Bill

Thursday December 1, 2016

The Philippines’ Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) mandates that big agricultural landholdings be redistributed to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) as means to address rural poverty and agrarian issues. Included in these landholdings are those that are commercial farms and plantations. This is where the most contentious landholding issues between landlordsRead More

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