Category: Statements

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 […]

NOWHERE TO GO BUT AGROECOLOGY: On World Environment Day, farmer-led network enjoins everyone calling for a systemic change to combat climate change

June 5, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

Today, the world observes World Environment Day with the theme #OnlyOneEarth that focuses on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably. Indeed, we are now at the brink of climate collapse with storms, droughts, floods, and food insecurity getting more intense, and wider each passing day.  But how […]

Supreme Court’s decision on Anti-Terrorism Law marks the administration’s most dangerous legacy against rural development

April 29, 2022

by MASIPAG National Office

The Supreme Court (SC) announced yesterday its denial with finality on appeals filed by 37 petitioner groups, including MASIPAG, for reconsideration of the Anti-Terrorism Law due to “lack of substantial issues and arguments”. Almost two years ago,  Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura or MASIPAG, a network of more than a hundred people […]