Linkaging and Advocacy

MASIPAG takes an active stand on national and global issues that affect the food security and sovereignty of resource-poor Filipino farmers. It advocates farmers’ control on seeds and technologies, genuine agrarian reform and opposes globalization of agriculture, biopiracy, and the patenting of life forms, genetic engineering, and the entry of GMOs in the country. MASIPAG also links with local, national and international groups working on farmers’ rights and sustainable agriculture.

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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 […]

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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, […]

National network to stop Golden Rice in the Philippines launched

November 7, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

November 7 – Farmers, consumers, church-based groups, scientists, educators and health advocates formally launched a national network that aims to protect peoples’ right to health and healthy environment and promote safer and better alternatives to genetically modified and chemical-based food and production systems. The Stop Golden Rice Network Philippines (SGRNP) is a broad coalition of […]

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. […]