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  • Probe sought on land contracts
    • Manila Bulletin
    • 05 Aug 2009

    Two House of Representatives committees were urged to conduct a joint investigation into the alleged anomalous lease contracts granted to Japanese and Korean investors involving vast tracks of lands in Northern Luzon and Mindoro provinces.

  • PCCI welcomes foreign investments in agribusiness
    • Business Mirror
    • 04 Aug 2009

    The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is backing the government’s policy of allowing foreign investments in the country’s big plantations, as long as the investors do not violate Philippine laws.

  • Jinggoy questions lease of prime farmlands to foreigners
    • Daily Tribune
    • 31 Jul 2009

    "We would also like to know why this government has been so aggressive in pushing these lease deals of our farmlands to the rich countries," Philippines Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said.

  • Is Philippines selling land or selling out?
    • The National
    • 30 Jul 2009

    “It is the height of stupidity for our country to bargain our lands for the sake of other nation’s food security, while being dependent on importation for our very own food security needs,” says Rafael Mariano

  • Human face: Food sovereignty
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • 30 Jul 2009

    "Why should we prioritize the production of corn to feed animals in Korea when we cannot even feed all the Filipino people?" asked Arze Glipo, lead convenor of the Task Force Food Sovereignty (TFFS). Think about that.

  • Die große Jagd nach Land
    • Der Spiegel
    • 27 Jul 2009

    Regierungen und Investmentfonds erwerben in Afrika und Asien Ackerland, um Nahrungsmittel anzubauen – ein lohnendes Geschäft, weil die Preise rasch steigen. Das Milliarden-Monopoly führt zu einem modernen Kolonialismus, dem sich viele arme Länder notgedrungen unterwerfen.

  • Peasant groups launch Asia-wide actions against global land grabbing
    • Asian Peasant Coalition
    • 25 Jul 2009

    One of the objectives of the caravan is to send the Asian peasants’ strong message against global land grabbing and inspire other peasants worldwide.

  • Global land grab, agricolonialism
    • Philippine Daily Inquirer
    • 23 Jul 2009

    In the Philippines, who is monitoring & regulating these deals? Are they violating people’s rights enshrined in our laws? Will communities succumb to vague promises of jobs & infrastructures? Will the deals really trigger economic growth?

  • What do we get from land deal?
    • Philippine Star
    • 20 Jul 2009

    A South Korean provincial government has leased a major plot of farmland in Mindoro to grow corn

  • Like foreign bases
    • PDI
    • 19 Jul 2009

    The Philippine government hopes it can sideline land reform by leasing lands to foreign governments and corporations.

  • Opposition vs government’s leasing local farms to foreign companies gains ground
    • Business Mirror
    • 16 Jul 2009

    A militant legislator has expressed alarm over what he described as escalating land-lease agreements by the Philippines with other countries

  • S. Korea leases 94,000 ha in Mindoro
    • Inquirer
    • 16 Jul 2009

    A southwestern province in South Korea has leased 94,000 hectares of farmland in Mindoro to grow 10,000 tons of corn a year for feed for 25 years, a provincial government official said on Tuesday. In Manila, however, agriculture officials were caught unaware of such lease agreement

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