#TiempoMuerto: Sa Hacienda Ilimnan, Murcia, Negros Occidental

Short video on the plight of farmworkers during tiempo muerto (dead season), the season between planting and harvesting of sugarcane. Produced by the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA). Tiempo Muerto is also a media monitoring project launched by UMA with support from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC). Thanks to the National … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto: Sa Hacienda Ilimnan, Murcia, Negros Occidental

#TiempoMuerto: Genuine land reform is key to end yearly “dead season”

BACOLOD CITY – Nanay Lani holds up her pay slip, a small piece of paper more akin to a list of dues that the kind proprietor of your neighborhood sari-sari store hands you to emphasize that you cannot get any more “credit” (utang or debt). The pay slip is handed to Nanay Lani by the … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto: Genuine land reform is key to end yearly “dead season”

#TiempoMuerto | Negros sugar workers occupy Hacienda Ilimnan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2016 More than 40 hacienda workers occupied Hacienda Illiman in Barangay Sta Rosa, Murcia, Negros Occidental to plant food crops last Monday, July 11, at 10 in the morning. This is the latest initiative by the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) to establish the bungkalan or land cultivation areas … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto | Negros sugar workers occupy Hacienda Ilimnan

#TiempoMuerto | Sugar workers cry for food, land and justice as annual tiempo muerto sets in

Kidapawan massacre survivors joined sugar workers under the national agriworkers federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) in launching the Tiempo Muerto campaign against hunger and poverty in a media forum in Quezon City today. Tiempo muerto or dead season, refers to the annual crisis period when the sugar industry temporarily grinds to a halt … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto | Sugar workers cry for food, land and justice as annual tiempo muerto sets in

#TiempoMuerto | Misinformation: Like a bullet that kills compassion

NOTE: We are reposting Ilang-ilang Quijano’s commentary on media reporting regarding the April 1, 2016 massacre of farmers in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, titled “Misinformation: Like a bullet that kills compassion” published by Altermidya, a network of independent and progressive media outfits, institutions and individuals. Around 6,000 farmers from different municipalities of North Cotabato province … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto | Misinformation: Like a bullet that kills compassion

#TiempoMuerto: Hacienda Luisita land reform status, still underreported

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2016 Reference: Gi Estrada, UMA Media Officer, 09166114181 Follow @TiempoMuertoPH on twitter http://www.umapilipinas.wordpress.com DESTRUCTION OF CROPS, STATE OF LAND REFORM IN HACIENDA LUISITA, STILL UNDERREPORTED On March 20-21, 2016, the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang-Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA), sent out several urgent alerts via text and social media updating the … Continue reading #TiempoMuerto: Hacienda Luisita land reform status, still underreported

Agriworkers warn of perennial “tiempo muerto” as hacienderos, fascists rule 2016 Elections

BACOLOD CITY – Agricultural workers under the national federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and the Negros-based National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) warned the voting public of perennial “tiempo muerto” if the most despotic haciendero brats and fascist heirs dominate the coming May National Elections. “Tiempo Muerto” refers to the dreaded dead season … Continue reading Agriworkers warn of perennial “tiempo muerto” as hacienderos, fascists rule 2016 Elections

Sugar workers brace for “Tiempo Muerto”

BACOLOD CITY — Sugar workers under the national agriworkers federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) gathered here in the country’s sugar-producing capital Negros Island for a 2-day media training, a few weeks before the onset of tiempo muerto or dead season, when the sugar industry temporarily grinds to a halt and farmworkers are left without … Continue reading Sugar workers brace for “Tiempo Muerto”