Category: Opinion

Uphold the Indigenous People’s Right To Self-Determination, Stop Development Aggression in their Ancestral Domains!

January 16, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Even during the precolonial period, indigenous communities in the country are no strangers to sustainable farming as it is in harmony with nature and reflected in their collective traditions and culture. Multi-cropping, where other varieties of rice, crop, and medicinal plants are planted side by side, has long been practiced by indigenous communities as it […]

MASIPAG On Marcos Jr’s first SONA: No real solutions unless immediate problems in agriculture are addressed

January 16, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG On Marcos Jr’s first SONA: No real solutions unless immediate problems in agriculture are addressedAmid President Marcos plan to revitalize agriculture, development aggression, rampant land conversion, and backward policies hindering genuine rural and agricultural development remain untouched. In his recent State of the Nation Address, President Marcos Jr. mentioned the urgent need for land […]

On the eve of CARP anniversary, mass arrests and violence towards 92 farmers and land advocates of Tinang, Tarlac proves farmers’ fight for land far from over

June 10, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

Today, we observe the 34th year of one of the greatest agriculture scams in the history of the Philippines, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or CARP. Just a day shy away from its anniversary, state forces at the service of big landlords in Tarlac harassed and baselessly arrested farmers of MAKISAMA and 92 individuals coming […]