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16 Apr 2014APC
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 2014Business 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.
22 Mar 2014Inquirer
Philippines: Malaysian firm to turn land around Maguindanao massacre site into plantation
Univex will invest $10 million to convert lands around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre into a banana plantation and agricultural complex
23 Jan 2014Xinhua
Leftist rebels say responsible for attack on Japanese firm in S. Philippines
NPA launched the actions against the Sumitomo subsidiary because of its land grabbing and the destructive operations of its pineapple and banana plantations.
19 Jan 2014Business Mirror
Farmers’ economic potential blocked by land grabbing in Asean
Countries able to hurdle social and political tensions from land issues progress faster than those hobbled by inequitable land distribution, say activists..
07 Jan 2014Philippines News Agency
Foreign investors target palm industry in Mindanao
Palm oil cluster industry Chairman Raul Nuevas said most of these foreign investors are looking for “big contiguous area” of 100,000 ha that they can lease for 100 years.
19 Dec 2013Philippines Star
Ayala Group mulls entry into agri
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says the Hong Kong group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is still having trouble finding large tracts of land for its planned agriculture investments in the Philippines.
29 Oct 2013Business Mirror
Indofood keen on Luisita sugar mill
Indofood is on the lookout to lease and develop parcels of land for large-scale commercial farming.
19 Oct 2013
Indonesia to invest in Agusan's palm oil
Indonesian investors from two of its government-owned companies are planning to invest in a 60,000 ha palm oil plantation in the Philippines' province.
14 Oct 2013PANAP
PAN AP partners launch 'land grabs' book to mark 'World Foodless Day'
Partner organizations of Pesticide Action Network - Asia and the Pacific launch a book compiling seven case studies on land grabbing in the region as part of its activities to mark "World Foodless Day"
26 Aug 2013Manila Bulletin
Brunei firm invests P1.3B to boost BIMP-EAGA
Filipino firm SL Agritech Corp. and Brunei firm Four Bays Iman Sdn Bhd (FISB) have tied up for a 20,000 ha hybrid rice plantation in Mindanao.
11 Aug 2013Manila Times
SL Agritech, First Pacific eye Indonesia
Because of difficulty in securing commercial-scale agricultural lands in the Philippines, hybrid rice producer SL Agritech Corp. said that it may shift its planned joint venture with the Manny Pangilinan-led First Pacific Co. Ltd. to Indonesia.

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