Philippines
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.
22 Mar 2014 Inquirer
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 2014 Xinhua
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 2014 Business 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 2014 Philippines 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 2013 Philippines 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 2013 Business 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.

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