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05 Nov 2014 Rainforest Action Network
The Philippines: stop the palm oil rush in Palawan
The proposal to convert 8 million hectares of land in the Palawan Man & Biosphere Reserve into oil palm plantations casts a harsh light on the Filipino government. Call on the Governor of Palawan to save the reserve.
04 Nov 2014 Al Jazeera
The march to progress in the Philippines
A tribesman leads his village in resisting the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO), a land development project that promises progress but threatens his tribe.
22 Oct 2014 Survival International
Tribes and farmers unite to end oil palm expansion in Philippines
Tribal people and small-scale farmers in the Philippine province of Palawan have called for a halt to the expansion of oil palm plantations which are destroying the forests they rely on to survive.
14 Oct 2014 CALG
Agribusiness land rush in Palawan must end: Calling for a moratorium on oil palm expansion
Palawan, in spite of its unique recognition as a UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserve, has not been spared from massive investments in extractive resources and industrial agriculture, especially oil palm development.
09 Oct 2014 Intercontinental Cry
Philippines: Local Palawaños stand strong against oil palm expansion
Oil palm development should never have been initiated in Palawan, the last ecological frontier of the Philippines
14 Jul 2014 Sun Star
Philippine: Large oil palm plantation not feasible in Paquibato
District is not feasible for Malaysian company seeking a 20,000 ha oil palm plantation but a 10,0000 ha site found in neighbouring Marilog District, as another Malaysian investor still has plans for 30,000 ha.
19 Jun 2014 Davao Today
Farmers’ group doubts benefits of oil palm plantation in Davao
Philippines farmers' group says proposed 50,000 ha oil palm plantations will profit businessmen at the expense of farmers.
26 May 2014 Inquirer
8M ha eyed for oil palm plantations
Philippines' Environment Secretary Ramon Paje proposes the conversion of some 8 million ha of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations.
22 Apr 2014 Manila Times
‘MVP’s imminent entry in Luisita to intensify unrest'
Peasant group KMP warns of intensified landgrabbing and denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and PT Indofood in Central Azucarera de Tarlac.
22 Apr 2014 APC
KMP warns Pangilinan’s imminent entry in Luisita to intensify unrest
two years after Supreme Court decision ordering distribution of Hacienda Luisita, Cojuangcos of Tarlac province still control 6,000-hectare sugar estate. Denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
16 Apr 2014 APC
Peasant leader, family arrested in Hacienda Looc; PH’s haciendero President mocks UN’s 2014 International Year of Family Farming – KMP
Peasant group described as a mockery of UN-declared International Year of Family Farming the illegal arrest of peasant leader and his family in Hacienda Looc.
15 Apr 2014 Business Mirror
Farmers hit land-use conversion in Nasugbu, Batangas, to avoid CARP
Farmers express alarm over alleged massive land-use conversion, which targets productive agricultural lands supposed to be covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

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