Philippines: Right to adequate food of 500 farmers threatened

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Hacienda Matias

Beginning of Action 17 April 2014 ; End of Action 17 June 2014

Since 2004, the tenant-farmers in Hacienda Matias have been
demanding the distribution of the 1,716 hectare landholding under the
national agrarian reform program. Agrarian reform, however, is still not
implemented on Hacienda Matias and the tenant-farmers and their families
continue suffering food insecurity and harassment. This is due to the
resistance of the landowner, but also to delays in the Office of the
President, and the slow implementation of a land survey on the ground by
the Department of Agrarian Reform.

This case needs your URGENT ACTION, by requesting to the respective
authorities in the Philippines to fast-track the land redistribution
process in order to guarantee the right to food of the tenant-farmers
and their families and to put an end to the harassment of the tenants

ACTION

Please write to the President of the Republic of the Philippines, with a
copy to the Office of the President of the Philippines, the Department
of Agrarian Reform, and the Provincial Agrarian Reform Office-Quezon II,
requesting them to fast-track the land redistribution process in order
to guarantee the right to food of the tenant-farmers and their families
and to put an end to the harassment of the tenants.

Please inform FIAN if you receive a response to your letters.