“Breathing Space?” by Elaine Parlade courtesy of CLUP Now!

National Land Use Act

Thursday July 20, 2017

We are sharing this article posted by RealTalk on 16 July 2017. MANILA, Philippines – With the effects of climate change getting more and more apparent, laws need to keep up with the times and address issues that occur given current situations and patterns. Disasters not only affect lives ofRead More


IPs call for the recognition of their traditional conservation rights

Wednesday July 19, 2017

With indigenous peoples’ close relationship with the environment, they are considered to be the stewards of our forests. While this is widely acknowledged, their capacity for environment protection is also questioned by some. The Philippines implements laws on the recognition of IP rights and environment protection both complying with theRead More

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