Press Statements


Statement on the Massacre of 9 Sugarcane Farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental

KAISAHAN, a legal rights NGO advocating on the land rights of landless farmers in Negros Occidental, condemns the brutal and inhumane killing of the 7 sugar cane farmers and 2 minors in Sagay City. The terrible incident happened on Saturday nig...

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Karapatan sa Pagkain! Ipaglaban sa Halalan!

Ngayong ika-16 ng Oktubre, dinaraos ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng Pagkain o ang World Food Day. Sa taong 2018, hinihikayat ang mga pamahalaan at mga mamamayan na gumawa ng mga konkretong hakbang upang sugpuin ang kagutuman at makamit ang kasigu...

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Statement on the President’s Unwarranted Claim on the Philippines being NOT RICE SELF-SUFFICIENT

"If you ask me,  we just have to import rice. I do not believe that we can be rice sufficient." -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, June 14, 2018President Duterte's statement on the country's incapacity to produce rice self-sufficiently alarmed ou...

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Duterte's Land Reform? Misinformed Reform!

President Duterte’s most recent statements on his Boracay land reform plans alarmed KAISAHAN and agrarian reform advocates. In a gathering last June 13, as CNN Philippines (2018) reported[1], the president outright stated that the island was put un...

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Human Life Not Human Strife!

STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ DECISION TO CUT THE CHR’S BUDGET KAISAHAN joins the remaining human rights defenders everywhere in denouncing the result of the recent House deliberations on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) budge...

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH VILLAR COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP?

KAISAHAN, along with other agrarian reform and national land use advocates, is seriously alarmed over Senator Cynthia Villar’s leadership of Senate committees directly associated with the use and management of our country’s land and natural resou...

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN RICE? PROTECT OUR AGRICULTURAL LANDS!

KAISAHAN, along with the Filipino public, is enraged and alarmed of recent statements made by Senator Cynthia Villar suggesting the ban of unli-rice promos of several food chains and restaurants. In the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee inquir...

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Duterte: CARP Killer?

In the past months, there have been a number of alarming statements from presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that caused uproar to different sectors of the society. Our organization, KAISAHAN tungo sa Kaunlaran sa Kanayunan at Repormang Pans...

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Sustain Life! Pass NLUA!

We all but lost hope when President Aquino failed to mention the National Land Use Act in his last State of the Nation Address on July 2015. For the past five years, the NLUA was included as a priority legislation. Yet, the bill remains unpassed till...

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CLUP Now! Statement of Support to Climate Walk: A People’s Walk for Climate Justice

The Campaign for Land Use Policy Now! (CLUP Now!), a network of Peoples’ Organizations (POs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) advocating for the passage of a National Land Use Act (NLUA), is one with our Climate Warriors led by Comm. Saño i...

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