On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong.
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The Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) recognized the statements made by Bernard Vicente, national president of the National Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives, Inc. (NAFTAC), noting that “inappropriate use of billions of tobacco funds are obvious.”
Some 150 farmers marched through the streets of Cauayan City, Isabela to protest the Duterte administration’s policies that inflicted ‘Kagutuman’, ‘Kahirapan’, and ‘Karahasan’ to the people.
Gutigotenmi dagiti opisyales iti lokal a gobyerno iti intero a rehiyon Ilocos nga agbalin kuma nga agresibo (aggressive) nga agaramid iti addang tapno maipaay ti umannatup a tulong kadagiti nakaru a nadidigraan iti masakupanda.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and claimants group Coco Levy Fund Ibalik sa Amin (CLAIM) said it will hold accountable President Rodrigo Duterte and the economic managers if the coco levy fund is not returned to real beneficiaries of the fund — small coconut farmers and their families and heirs.
Reports said that nine members of Kabataang Makabayan (KM) from Barangay Legazpi, Galimuyod surrendered to the Community Support Program of the 81st IB. Another group from Barangay Bugnay, composed of ten KM and 17 Samahang Magsasaka members also yielded to the military.
A farmers’ group in Ilocos is calling for a payment moratorium and condonation of interest on their loans to cope with their losses from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).
A farmers’ group in Cagayan said the 50% loan condonation recommended by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) branch in the province is not enough to ensure their immediate recovery.
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JONES, Isabela — Nagdulot ng takot at pangamba sa ng mga residente at mga lokal na opisyal ang mala-Martial Law na kalagayan sa Barangay Sta. Isabel, Jones, Isabela sanhi ng pagdating at paghimpil ng pwersa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mula pa noong Hulyo. Ang presensiya ng militar ay bahagi umano ng pagpapaigting nila ng operasyon laban sa New People’s Army at pagpapatupad ng Community Support Program (CSP)sa ilalim ng Oplan Kapayapaan ng administrasyong Duterte.