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LITA MARIANO, Spokesperson, Bantay Bigas | ROMAN M. SANCHEZ | National President, NAFEDA | CP # 0915-5690372 | Rice Monitor group Bantay Bigas said the budget for National Rice Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) of Php6.2 billion is unrealistic if government is really serious about its rice self sufficiency target by 2013.
Bantay Bigas spokesperson Lita Mariano said “the DA’s budget allocation especially for its rice program only mirrors government’s insincerity in achieving rice self sufficiency for the country”.
Reference: Joseph Canlas, Chair, AMGL (0918-233-5050) | Farmers from Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (AMGL, Peasant Alliance in Central Luzon) and AMGL – Nueva Ecija denounced the land grabbing of Lopez energy firm Energy Development Corporation (EDC), California Energy (CalEn) and National Irrigation A
A PRESS RELEASE | Reference: Greg G. Ratin, Chairman, BAYAN-Negros – 09214550046 | It’s been 25 years when the Filipino People ended the US – Marcos Dectatorship. It was tagged as EDSA People Power which is known to the whole world and put into power, Mrs. Corazon Cojuanco-Aquino, the mother of the President Noynoy Aquino. This was the culmination of almost two (2) decades of people’s struggles after Martial Law has been declared. BAYAN was a big part in toppling down this dictatorship.
“How many deaths must we endure / Before the President will stop dreaming / And start listening to his people?” | The popular cliché of President Aquino : “Ang Matuwid Na Daan” must not start and end with the slogan. On the 100th day after he won by a landslide, the Filipino nation has yet to see how this winning slogan will be converted into realization. Instead of being a champion to the cause of the masses who put their trust to him last May 2010 election, series of incidents put our country into quagmire of poverty and shame. The President and his cabinets who really wanted to project themselves as a dream team are indeed a dream team. A team whose only function is to dream.
Ronald Ian Evidente, Spokesperson | Kilusang Mayo Uno Negros | Mobile Number: 0919.2666.183 | Bacolod City – The militant and anti-imperialist Kilusang Mayo Uno Negros (KMU Negros) rated Pres. Benigno S. Aquino, III negative one (-1) today on his 100 days in office. According to KMU Negros, Pres. Aquino had not pushed significant reforms especially on the issue of prosecution of former President Arroyo, worsening human rights violations and in giving economic relief to the poor especially to the workers and peasants.