February 19, 2014

FIAN launches Urgent Action on Hacienda Luisita, Philippines

Right to food of 6,212 farmers in Hacienda Luisita is threatened despite the issuance of land titles After a decades-long struggle for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, the farmworker beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita were finally awarded land titles – the Certificates of Land Ownership Awards by the Department of Agrarian Reform in […]
February 4, 2014

Right to Adequate Food Framework Bill filed in Philippines

A bill was filed at the House of Representatives penalizing any person blocking access to food during calamities or war House Bill 3795, or the proposed “Right to Adequate Food Framework Act of 2014”, seeks to make the provision of sufficient food for all Filipinos a government priority, aims to harmonize the provisions of all […]
June 21, 2013

Disrespect of Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in Boracay Violates their Right to Adequate Food

Open letter to Filipino president regarding the murder of an indigenous youth leader as a result of a land dispute. FIAN International recently received information about the killing of Dexter Condez, a 26 years old youth leader of the Ati tribe in Boracay and spokesperson of the BoracayAti Tribal Organization (BATO). Condez was shot on […]
April 26, 2013

FIAN Demands Filipino Government Take Action to Fight Hunger

FIAN Philippines, together with the National Food Coalition (NFC), call upon the government to take action with respect to abnormally high levels of chronic hunger in the country. Lack of a comprehensive national food policy in the Philippines is contributing to this problem. According to the Food and Agriculture Association, there are currently 870 million […]
April 17, 2013

FIAN Philippines Statement on International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

Quezon City, April 17, 2013 – On today’s International Day of Peasants’ Struggles FIAN Philippines calls for a human rights perspective to end hunger and poverty among Filipino peasants. Read the full statement here.
March 11, 2013

Declaration of the First National Conference on the Right to Adequate Food in Philippines

The National Food Coalition, a network of more than 50 organizations led by FIAN Philippines held a conference entitled “The Right to Adequate Food: A Collective Action for Policy Reform” on February 27-28, 2013. More than 100 human-rights defenders, social movements and non-governmental organizations from various parts of the country, as well as representatives of […]
August 15, 2012

Victory for Polo Farmers After Decade Long Struggle

After more than ten years of struggle, approximately 160 Filipino farmers and their families were finally able to enter the farmland granted to them through the process of agrarian reform. On 29 July 2012, police and military troops accompanied the peaceful return of farmers to the Polo Plantation in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Their […]
June 12, 2012

Manila Farmers protest: Agrarian reform is paralyzed under President Aquino

The implementation of land reform under President Benigno Aquino III is “the worst since 1988,” according to the Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), a national coalition of farmer’s groups and NGOs, including FIAN Philippines, which are campaigning for the implementation of agrarian reform. “The Aquino administration’s performance in land distribution is the poorest compared to […]
April 25, 2012

Philippines: No more legal stumbling blocks for land distribution of plantation

Philippines, April 26, 2012 – The Supreme Court ruling of April 24, for the land distribution of some 5000 hectares of land to more than 6,000 farm workers, finally puts an end to the decade-long land conflict in Hacienda Luisita, a 6000+ hectare plantation estate owned by the family of the current President Benigno Aquino. […]