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Continuing the Legacy

Continuing the Legacy

I always knew that my father acquired a land under CARP, but we remained tenant farmers for many years because we were never installed until last June 2016. Before being a full-time farmer, I worked in a factory in Manila. But while working there, I
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A Dignified Farmer Leader

A Dignified Farmer Leader

I didn't really trust KAISAHAN at first. I even talked back at Inday and Nang Belen when they first talked to me about helping us getting our land. I believed that they will just use us (farmers) again for their own good, because that is what happene
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The CARPER Story of Sumilao, Banasi, and Calatagan Farmers

The CARPER Story of Sumilao, Banasi, and Calatagan Farmers

August 7, 2009, the signing into law of Republic Act No. 9700, or the CARP Extension with Reforms (CARPER), is a victorious moment for the Sumilao, Banasi, and Calatagan (SBC) farmers, as well as the farmers’ organizations and institutions of R
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Positive Outlook

Positive Outlook

We were really confused when we first heard about us being agrarian reform beneficiaries. Through word of mouth, we got the news that the 4-hectare land was awarded to us by CARP. However, some farmers bullied us and discouraged us to get our awarded
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A Non-CLOA Holder’s Empathy

A Non-CLOA Holder’s Empathy

We organized SALUFA (Salvacion United Farmers Association) after Yolanda (Haiyan) because we were advised that it is easier to access support for typhoon victims if they are organized. As a chairperson, it is my task to make sure that the organi
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Trust in DAR and the Government

Trust in DAR and the Government

As a farmer, I already lost my trust for DAR and the government. We never got any assistance from them even though we ask them many times for support for our farming activities. It is really hard to be a farmer tenant. I got a lot of debts, and the o
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Farming with a Peace of Mind

Farming with a Peace of Mind

I have been tilling my land for decades now, even before we were finally installed in August 2016. I am really happy when we got formally installed because I could stop worrying about my land being taken away by previous landowners. Good thing, the p
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A Farmer Leader’s Growth

A Farmer Leader’s Growth

The United Farmers of Bagong (UFAB) already exists before KAISAHAN came to our Barangay. We were advised to organize so we could avail various support services from the City Agriculture Office. Before our organization is not that active and our main
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Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

The Municipality of Barotac Viejo is a 4th class municipality earning an income range of P120 Million to P180 Million annually, and is found on the northern part of the Province of Iloilo facing the strait of Guimaras and the island of Negros. It has
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Hope Springs From The Local: 2007 In Review

Hope Springs From The Local: 2007 In Review

Hope Springs From The Local: 2007 In Review In 2007, the administration's desire to remain in power was desperate. Quoting from a Jesuit academic, "the exploits of the national government this year [2007] has resembled a bad telenovela; the stories
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