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June 22, 2017

On the Right to Adequate Food of Internally Displaced Persons on Account of the Marawi Conflict

May 30, 2017
Right to Adequate Food Framework Bill Approved at the HR Committee Level

Right to Adequate Food Framework Bill Approved at the HR Committee Level

A congressional hearing by the mother committee on Human Rights to approve the Substitute Bill on House Bill Nos. 61, 256, 1645 and 3938, entitled “An Act Providing a Framework for the Right to Adequate Food, and For Other Purposes” was held last May 30, 2017 from 9AM to 11:30 AM at the Yñiguez Session […]
October 24, 2016
World Food Day 2016

World Food Day Celebration

“Combating Hunger and Poverty”

In celebration of the World Food Day, more than 200 members from the basic sectors of the National Food Coalition attended the World Food Day celebration in Malacañang, calling the President to stop hunger and poverty in the Philippines and provide adequate food for all. It is ironic that in the Philippines there is growth […]
October 11, 2016
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Combating Hunger and Poverty People’s Agenda Under the Duterte’s Administration

In remembering World Food Day, the National Food Coalition calls on the government to demonstrate its commitment to end hunger in the Philippines by guaranteeing the right to food of all, especially the most disadvantaged groups. The NFC calls on the President to certify the Right to Adequate Food framework bill and call on the […]
November 14, 2015
The installed farmer beneficiaries are happy that they can finally harvest peacefully in their land, July 2, 2015 © Astrud Lea Beringer / FIAN Philippines

Hacienda Matias: Major step toward the fulfillment of the right to adequate food

The Philippine Government showed commitment to fast-track land distribution in Hacienda Matias, Quezon Province, in order to guarantee the right to adequate food of the farmer beneficiaries and their families. San Francisco, Quezon, Philippines – The dream of many is to have a house, a car and a well-paying job. But the dream of people […]
November 14, 2015
Decades-long Struggle for AR

Decades-long Struggle for Agrarian Reform

The government of the Philippines should finally complete land distribution and provide essential support services to farmer beneficiaries. Despite 27 years having passed, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), a social justice measure that could guarantee the human right to adequate food and nutrition of millions in rural parts of the Philippines, is yet to […]
November 14, 2015
A steel gate that represented the strong landlord-resistance in Hacienda Matias is finally dismantled © Astrud Lea Beringer / FIAN Philippines

Successful land installation in Hacienda Matias, Philippines

Although the Philippine Government has showed commitment to fast-track the land distribution, the process has yet to be finalized by giving land to all farmer beneficiaries and providing support services. After four weeks camping out in precarious conditions in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) head office, the government resumed the installation of […]
April 23, 2015
23-04-2015

Zero hunger bill encouraged by UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Despite its fast economic growth, poverty and hunger remain pressing problems in the Philippines, ranking 29th in hunger incidence in the 2014 Human Development Index. In the face of lack of legislation to ensure Philippine citizens’ right to food, UN special rapporteur Hilal Elver recommends the swift passage of the Right to Food Bill, which […]
April 23, 2015
08-04-2015

Hacienda Luisita: Farmers received land but still hungry

Despite FIAN International’s urgent action in April 2014 towards the full implementation of the Agrarian Reform program’s land distribution process in Hacienda Luisita, Philippines -which helped achieve the official installation of 96 percent of farmer beneficiaries by May 2014, a life free of hunger and starvation has only reached a few so far. Luisita farmers […]