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Increase in excise tax is not sound – Taguiwalo

Judy Taguiwalo, former DSWD secretary said it would be better to scrap the increase in excise tax rather than going through too much trouble distributing P200 per month to the identified 10 million poorest of the poor families.

Tobacco farmers to protest government-induced hardships

CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur – The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop-Exploitation) is set to take action on March 22 at 9:00 in the public plaza of this city. The action aims to call the government to address the calls of tobacco farmers for higher price for tobacco, better contract provisions under the tobacco contract growing system, and greater benefits from the local government’s share of the tobacco excise tax.

Magsasaka ng CV iginiit subsidyo sa mais at palay

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela — Iginiit ng mga lider magsasaka ng Danggayan dagiti Mannalon iti Isabela (Dagami) kay Gob. Faustino Dy sa dialogo noong Disyembre 1, 2017 sa Cauayan City ang pagbigay ng subsidyong dalawang piso sa presyo ng mais at palay direkta sa mga magsasaka at ng iba pang tulong tulad ng mechanical dryers na abot kaya ng mga magsasaka ang panggatong.

Dayalogo ng mga magsasaka sa komersyante-usurero, tagumpay

SAN MARIANO, Isabela — Nagtagumpay ang mahigit pitong daang magsasaka ng Danggayan Dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela (Dagami) sa dayalogo sa 12 na komersyante-usurero dito noong Nobyembre 11 para sa pagpapababa ng interes sa pautang, hindi pagpatong ng interes sa panahon ng kalamidad at iba pang kahilingan.

Mannalon nagprotesta iti uneg ti NTA

VIGAN CITY — Awan nabalinan dagiti guardia ti Candon City Hall ken National Tobacco Administration (NTA) iti sango ti unget ti 80 a mannalon a nagmartsa ken simrek iti opisina ti ahensia ti tabako idi Oktubre 25 ti agsapa.

Statements: Ibutaktak ti kinaulbod ken panagtraydor ti NTA ken ti presidente ti NAFTAC

Nairut a konkondenaren ti Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) ti nalimed a panangisayangkat ti negosasyon para iti floor price ti tabako iti tawen 2018-2019. Saan pulos nga inpakaamo ti National Tobacco Administration (NTA) ken iti National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives (NAFTAC) kadakami a mangibagi kadagiti mannalon a nakipaset iti National Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference (NTTCC) idi Setyembre 6 idiay Quezon City.

Magsasaka nanawagang itaas ang presyo ng tabako

MANILA — Naglunsad ng kilos protesta ang halos 100 magsasaka ng tabako mula sa rehiyon ng Ilocos sa pangunguna ng Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) noong Setyembre 6 sa National Tobacco Administration central office sa Quezon City kung saan nagaganap ang National Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference (NTTCC).

Ilocos farmers rebuke NTA’s achievements

BAGUIO CITY — In a statement posted on the National Tobacco Administration’s Facebook account on May 23, NTA Administrator Dr. Robert Seares wrote that in his first 100 days he went straight to do what he needed to deliver. In the said post, the agency chief drew attention to his effort to make the crop “sustainable, lucrative and mutually beneficial” especially for the farmers.

Ilocandia Rumblings: Democracy in practice

Democracy is not something that popped out of thin air. The concept and practice of democracy evolved and continues to progress through social processes. While the development of the concept comes naturally with the advancement of human society, the contents and benefits of democracy are not readily available. The people can only claim the space for participation, criticism, and dissent it provides through organized assertion and ardent struggle.