April 12, 2012

Philippines: Rights of tenant farmers are being violated

One-hundred-twenty-one tenant farmers’ families have been subjected to various forms of harassment: forcible eviction, accusation of criminal charges and confiscation of harvests, since they have petitioned for their land to be covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in 2004. Although initial steps were taken by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) toward land […]
December 19, 2011

Philippines: Supreme Court decides to distribute land to over 6,000 farm workers

Heidelberg, Germany, December 19, 2011 – On November 22, the Philippine Supreme Court ordered the immediate distribution of the farmlands of Hacienda Luisita to 6,296 farm worker-beneficiaries. “This is a land mark ruling, for which the farm workers in Hacienda have long awaited,” said Yifang Tang, country officer for the Philippines at FIAN International. “After […]