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Filipino people strive for food sovereignty, national and social liberation

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.

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Filipino people strive for food sovereignty, national and social liberation

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.

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Strengthening the anti-feudal united front

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
30 March 2014

It was in the hinterlands of Negros in Central Philippines, shortly after Marcos imposed martial law. Poor peasants discussed with me their struggle to hold on to their land. Big landlords supported by the military were driving them out. One peasant declared: “Hasta may hangin and ilong ko, indi ko gid pagbaya-an and duta ko!” In his down to earth peasant way he asserted: “As long as there is air in my nostrils, I will not leave my land.”

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Strengthening the anti-feudal united front

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
NDFP Chief International Representative
Member, NDFP National Executive Committee

Amsterdam, the Netherlands
30 March 2014

It was in the hinterlands of Negros in Central Philippines, shortly after Marcos imposed martial law. Poor peasants discussed with me their struggle to hold on to their land. Big landlords supported by the military were driving them out. One peasant declared: “Hasta may hangin and ilong ko, indi ko gid pagbaya-an and duta ko!” In his down to earth peasant way he asserted: “As long as there is air in my nostrils, I will not leave my land.”

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