PNFSP Statement on the 5th year anniversary of Global Day of the Landless Ensuring the country's local production in the midst of the crisis caused by COVID-19 in the Philippines is of utmost importance now. An important aspect of the medical solution against COVID-19 is the strengthening of the immune system of every Filipino. With the implementation of enhanced quarantine in the communities (enhanced community quarantine), hunger and sickness of people in the communities is
Quezon City, Philippines – One year after the implementation of the Rice Liberalization Law, millions of Filipino farmers have been devastated by the massive wave of rice imports that caused palay farm gate prices to plummet severely.
Many farmers are on the brink of bankruptcy as the depressed palay prices come with the soaring prices of farm inputs that contribute a lot in the ever-increasing cost of production. Such situation will definitely lead to indebtedness and wors
Manila, Philippines – Large scale mining continuously poses grave threat to the nation’s food security. Thousands of agricultural lands and fishing grounds were affected and rendered unproductive that aggravated the widespread poverty due to landlessness and lack of job opportunities.
On March 3, 1995, Republic Act 7942 otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act was passed into law. Environmentalists, indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities have long called to