Speech delivered at the Famine Walk
Co. Mayo, Ireland
17 May 2014
By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Dear Friends, fellow participants in this Famine Walk,
In the Philippines there is a fierce struggle for food sovereignty being waged by the working people who produce the food but who are denied their basic right to food, health, and life. Peasants, workers, indigenous people and fisherfolk are among 70% of the population who struggle to survive with only PhP100 or €1.70 per day. This measly amount is insufficient to provide the basic daily need for food. Upon sickness, there is no money for medicines. Much less for housing and schooling.