Stories


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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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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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 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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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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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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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 organizati...

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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 Refo...

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A 15-Year Old Calatagan Farmer Grows To Become A Leader

Not your typical teenager from the MTV generation, Augusto "Uge" Roxas at 15 carries the brunt of struggling for his grandparents' tenure in a piece of land in Calatagan, Batangas. He joined the campaign to represent his family in the daunting 300-km...

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A Farming Couple Remains Steadfast In Protecting Their Land

KAISAHAN's Area-Specific Development Program (ASDP) aims to assist the farmers and empower organizations towards rural development.Although this program has been proven effective over time, it remains that the partners' contribution to ASDP and their...

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