Category: Features

Sign up against rice liberalization

November 13, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Today the Bantay Bigas coalition submitted to the House of Representatives the petition calling for the repeal of the Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. The petition was signed by more than 50,000 individuals showing that there is a public outcry against the liberalization of the rice industry. On November 18, the group, […]

Justice for Atty Ben! Hands off Development Workers!

November 6, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

November 6 – One year after the murder of peoples’ lawyer Atty Ben Ramos, blood continues to spill in Negros. Atty Ben was a farmers’ rights advocate who served as a member of the MASIPAG Board of Trustees from 1998-2016. During his time, he helped developed MASIPAG’s farmer-led policies promoting farmer empowerment and social justice. […]

Protect our Food, Protect our Freedom

October 26, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Food is a central part of the Filipino life. Food and agriculture is central to rural development, a source of livelihood of small farmers, and a reflection of Filipino’s ingenuity and resilience. For the people of an agricultural country such as the Philippines to go hungry due to increased control of industrial agriculture giants, is […]

Farmer-breeders forum

October 25, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The Regional Rice Farmer-Breeders Forum was successfully conducted last Oct. 21-22 at the MASIPAG Visayas Back-up Farm in San Dionisio, Iloilo. Veteran farmer-breeders such as Board Chairman Elpidio “Jojo” Paglumotan shared their experience in rice breeding among the participants who are being honed to become second-liner rice breeders. The rice breeders also showcased their farmer-bred […]