Within an agricultural nation like the Philippines, landlessness means massive poverty and hunger. Inspite of the Philippine government’s three-decade–old agrarian reform program, nearly all Filipino peasants remain landless. Even Worse, the problematic agrarian reform system itself will be utilized to perpetuate the monopoly of landlords and big corporations. Meanwhile, neoliberal restructuring and plunder under globalisation further aggravates the issue of landlessness.
The Filipino peasants nonetheless, have long reputation for fight for his or her directly to secure and resources. (more…)