REAP Mindanao Network Launched to Resist Expansion of Plantations

Ang UMA | July-December 2015 The Network Resisting Expansion of Agricultural Plant ations in Mindanao (REAP-Mindanao Network) was successfully launched in a national conference on Mindanao plantations held at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Education Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City last October 28, as part of activities of the 2015 Manilakbayan ng … Continue reading REAP Mindanao Network Launched to Resist Expansion of Plantations

International Solidarity Messages to the REAP Mindanao Network

Message to the National Conference on Plantations in Mindanao October 28, 2015 Dear Friends, On this critical gathering, the National Conference on Plantations in Mindanao, on October 28, 2015, we convey our warm greetings from the WCC- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance! We, being part of a global network of over 80 faith-based organisations, of which the … Continue reading International Solidarity Messages to the REAP Mindanao Network

‘REAP Mindanao Network’ launched to resist expansion of plantations in peasant, lumad and Moro areas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 28, 2015 Reference: GI ESTRADA, 0916.6114181 The Network Resisting Expansion of Agricultural Plantations in Mindanao or REAP Mindanao Network was launched today at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in a conference spearheaded by people’s organizations and advocacy groups as part of the protest caravan Manilakbayan ng Mindanao. The launch was … Continue reading ‘REAP Mindanao Network’ launched to resist expansion of plantations in peasant, lumad and Moro areas

REAP Mindanao Network Resisting Expansion of Agricultural Plantations

Mindanao has been touted as the ‘Land of Promise’ because of its abundant natural resources and organic assets. Almost a hundred years since this promise of development was ushered in by foreign agricorporations and plantations in Mindanao, the peoples of this war-torn island still wallow in the backward and impoverished conditions plaguing the rest of … Continue reading REAP Mindanao Network Resisting Expansion of Agricultural Plantations

Cimatu appointment spells intensified plunder and rights violations in Mindanao

The Network Resisting Expansion of Agribusiness Plantations in Mindanao (REAP Mindanao Network) warned that the confirmation of ex-militaryman Roy Cimatu is tantamount to intensified plunder in the island. REAP joins environmental groups in condemning the speedy confirmation of an ex-military man who is unfit to head the DENR. John Milton Lozande of Unyon ng mga … Continue reading Cimatu appointment spells intensified plunder and rights violations in Mindanao

No more land in Mindanao even for cemeteries if plantations allowed to expand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 28, 2015 Reference: GI ESTRADA, 0916.6114181, UMA Media Officer Days before All Soul’s Day, agricultural workers under the national federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) decried that the expansion of giant agricultural plantations in Mindanao have become so aggressive under the Aquino administration there may not be enough land … Continue reading No more land in Mindanao even for cemeteries if plantations allowed to expand

Mindanao to emit own ‘haze’ if plantations allowed to expand, agriworkers warn

Reference: GI ESTRADA, 09166114181 UMA MEDIA OFFICER #Manilakbayan ‘Salubungan’ Agricultural workers under the national federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) joined various sectors in welcoming into country’s capital, the 700-strong delegation of the protest-caravan Manilakbayan ng Mindanao today in Manila. The Manilakbayan is a nationwide protest against militarization and plunder joined by peasants, … Continue reading Mindanao to emit own ‘haze’ if plantations allowed to expand, agriworkers warn

Agriworkers support wharf workers protest vs Sumifru in Mindanao

The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA), a national federation of agricultural workers, today expressed its support to the ongoing picket of port workers in Tibungco, Davao City against Japanese fruit giant SUMIFRU (Philippines) Corporation. The port workers, who are employed in SUMIFRU’s cold storage unit are members of the AJMR Labor Union (AJMRLU), … Continue reading Agriworkers support wharf workers protest vs Sumifru in Mindanao

National Conference on Mindanao Plantations on Oct 28

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MINDANAO PLANTATIONS October 28, 9am University of the Philippines College of Education Auditorium Diliman, Quezon City with guest speakers DR. ROMEO QUIJANO Pesticide Action Network – Philippines ARIEL CASILAO Anakpawis Partylist | NAFLU Kilusang Mayo Uno – KMU Southern Mindanao Region Rural Missionaries of the Philippines RMP-NMR Inc Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas … Continue reading National Conference on Mindanao Plantations on Oct 28