Fighting off hunger, thousands launch collective farming

News Philippines Oct 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm

lusak“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — Eden Gualberto practically raised her three children through farming. She earns P1,000 a week from selling banana, cassava and vegetables.

Gualberto, 42, and most of the farmers in sitio Compra, San Mateo, Norzagaray, Bulacan do not own the land they have tilled for decades. This September, Gualberto and her fellow farmers weeded out tall grass from a portion of a 75-hectare land and planted palay, vegetables, root crops and banana.

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