Category: Features

New Regional Coordinator for Luzon

April 29, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG Luzon welcomes its new Regional Coordinator, Maria Rowena Buena! Rowena or Weng, started in MASIPAG as Technical Staff at the National Secretariat in year 2000. She has since taken several roles in the network to promote and implement its programs and advocacies including the promotion of Participatory Guarantee System or PGS. She is representing MASIPAG […]

Misereor Leaders Visit MASIPAG

April 10, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

From April 6-8, Misereor CEO Pirmin Spiegel and Archbishop of Freiburg Stephan Burger spent time with the farmers of MASIPAG and joined in celebration of the Holy Mass during the 10th General Assembly. With the objective to get to know more about the MASIPAG farmers, they travelled to Quezon province where they held field visits […]

Protect Farmers’ Rights, End Rice Crisis Now!

April 10, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Quezon City – Around 150 farmers, scientists and NGOs from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gathered together for a week-long series of activities that raised the call to address the current rice crisis and stop the attacks on farmers and development workers that are vital in the realization of food security in the country. From April […]

Goodbye, Tay Ponce

January 29, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

The MASIPAG family bids goodbye to Ponciano “Tay Ponce” Adornado, a farmer-leader and organic agriculture practitioner in Infanta, Quezon. He passed away last January 27, 2019 due to natural causes. Tay Ponce was among the most prolific farmers in Luzon province, with his admirable practice in diversified farming. He also served as leader in his […]

Holiday Greetings from MASIPAG!

December 23, 2018

by MASIPAG National Office

In 2018, farmers faced tremendous challenges to food security and food sovereignty, including losing Atty Ben Ramos, a staunch advocate of farmers’ rights to land, seeds and technology. Rice, central to our culture and livelihood has been marred with threats from worsened agricultural liberalization and potentially harmful technology such as Golden Rice. But we march […]