The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House
The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'
Asked whether he was referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says, 'Your guess is as good as mine, maybe even better'
Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he feels sorry for the situation of the officials, claiming they are 'beginning to suffer symptoms' while in detention
The House of Representatives rejects a Court of Appeals ruling ordering an explanation for detaining 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were deemed uncooperative in a committee hearing
The CA orders the officials' release on June 9, but Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says they have questioned the court's jurisdiction over Congress' contempt powers
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who had initiate the probe, doubts the Court of Appeals will find their detention illegal because they gave 'dismissive' answers to the committee
Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood
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(UPDATED) The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving 'dismissive' answers during the hearing
Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects
(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round-the-clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days
Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos' daughter. Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015.
President Rodrigo Duterte asks the farmers from Davao del Norte to give him more time to resolve their land issue with Lapanday Foods Corporation
The farmers from Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Incorporated are agrarian reform beneficiaries who were forcibly evicted from a 145-hectare banana plantation in Tagum City
See Vigan's colorful culture and history depicted on carabaos at the Binatbatan Festival of Arts!
Protesters claim that the land allegedly belonging to RCBC should have been distributed to them 5 years ago following a Supreme Court ruling
Known as glass-gem corn in Central America, the rainbow corn variety is introduced in Zamboanga by farmer Mark Basaluddin
'Since June last year, 16 farmers, Lumad and land rights defenders have already been killed,' says Pedro Arnado, chair of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region
The murder of farmers' group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being 'silenced'
The color-coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land
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The UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society strives to uphold awareness on the ways, means, and science behind agricultural biotechnology to help students and farmers alike
Karapatan reports the incident a day after troops and communist rebels clashed in the area
Agrarian Reform Chief Rafael “Ka Paeng” V. Mariano, then secretary-general of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is one of the many farmers who were at the Mendiola protest in 1987
Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century
Landbank will initiate a 're-engineering' of the credit facilities for small stakeholders in the agriculture sector, and encourage them to enter into 'corporatives'
The order comes after a series of reported assaults against farmer-beneficiaries in a 145-hectare banana plantation
The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance
House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144, if passed into law, would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue
The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations
Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police
Farmers in Basuanga want the killer of peasant leader Arnel Figueroa jailed. Figueroa's murder was caught on video.
Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says the planned moratorium will protect the 4.7 million hectares of land already awarded to farmer-beneficiaries
Ariel Diaz, who had actively campaigned against landgrabbing in Isabela, is the 5th farmer gunned down in Luzon in less than a week
Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more
'They are the poorest in the Philippines. They earn only on the average, P50 a day, or P1,500 a month. We should do something,' says Senator Cynthia Villar
From peasant leader to agrarian reform chief, Rafael Mariano is now on the other side of the fence. Will he make a difference?
The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a convenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño-affected farmers in Bukidnon
The European Union sets aside an additional 500 million euros ($553 million) for the farmers, with those in Germany, France, and Britain among the top receivers
House Bill 558 seeks to ease the burdens of Filipino farmers and make them more productive
In Sumilao town, a confrontation between security of a ranch and members of an indigenous people's group claiming the pasture land leads to casualties on the IP's side
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says he is giving officials 45 days to complete nationwide soil testing and sampling to allow farmers to determine appropriate crops and fertilizers to use for the next planting season
Human rights violations and weak implementation of agrarian programs are just some of the issues farmer groups want president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to address once he assumes office
Experts say getting politicians to understand data and technology will help them implement evidence-based policies that will benefit the people
'If the incoming Duterte administration's objective is to make food more affordable, then it should go in the opposite direction and make a real change: abolish the NFA's rice monopoly'
'Moving forward, there are key things that the new government must act on, bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence'
'People’s lives have practically worsened,' says Wilhelmina Pelegrina, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator