Banana farmers, lawyers laud Congress for agribusiness bill progress, urge to strengthen efforts for fair contracts

Banana farmers and lawyers lauded the Congress for bringing the agribusiness bill hearing to Davao City but continued to urge them to strengthen their efforts in helping farmers revoke and renegotiate their contracts with multinational companies. “This can be truly

NGO assists in filing death declaration for missing “Yolanda” victims

A non-governmental organization assists surviving families of Typhoon Yolanda in filing a Petition for Declaration of Presumptive Death for their missing family members whose whereabouts remains unknown until now. The Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services (IDEALS),

This World Food Day 2017, banana farmers and lawyers call for fair contracts

Banana farmers and lawyers called for fair contracts and rural development in a media briefing at Quezon City this World Food Day 2017, Oct. 16. “We depend on our banana farms for everything because it’s our only livelihood,” said Rolando

Banana farmers, lawyers, call for the passage of the AVA Bill

Banana farmers and lawyers stressed in a media briefing in Cagayan De Oro, Sept. 20, that the proposed House Bill (HB) 5085 or the Agribusiness Ventures Arrangements (AVA) in Agrarian Reform Lands Act should be passed to better protect the