Sumilao Farmers or San Miguel Corparation: kanino kayo?

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For me, this used to represent all that was good with Philippine Business. Not anymore. Now, it’s a symbol of corporate greed and rapaciousness… a BADGE OF SHAME.

Mahilig daw kumampi ang mga Pinoy sa “underdog” ng anumang laban — boksing man o pulitika… pero itong Sumilao Farmers vs. San Miguel Corporation na laban e hataw ang dating!

In one corner we find some 160 Higaonon farmer-beneficiaries of Sumilao, Bukidnon, 50 of whom made a 2-month, 1,700 kilometer trek to Manila to press their claims directly with the DAR. They are still camped out at the gates of DAR, living on donations from sympathetic organizations and individuals, their fates still hanging on the edge…

In the other cornerSan Miguel Corporation and “Boss Danding“… ’nuff said.

The Prize: 144 hectares of farmland in Sumilao. Land that San Miguel intends to transform into a Hog Farm.

The Referee: DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman, who only recently gave us a demonstration of just how effective he was at being ineffective.

So… what are the odds of this case ending in favor of the Sumilao Farmers?

Kung baga sa sabong… dehado! Pero, ika nga ng mga mahihilig magsugal, “ala-ey, paminsan-minsan e nasisilat din naman yung liyamado!”

Halina’t gawan natin ng paraan para masilat ng mga Magsasaka ng Sumilao ang San Miguel Corporation! Let’s make sure that the underdogs win for a change!

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Let us support the Sumilao Farmers during this crucial stage of their struggle! Sa mga malapit lang sa Quezon City ang bahay, donations of food are always welcome, as are prayers, medicines, blankets, water and other necessities. Signing the ONLINE PETITION will also help a lot.

Sa mga nasa malayong lugar naman, donations in cash can be made to the following account:

PAKISAMA
Banco de Oro Katipunan, Q.C.
Savings Account – 3570013841

Think of it this way… if SMC loses the case, they lose 1 Hog Farm.

If the Sumilao Farmers lose the case, they lose not only their lands (their only means to achieve a semblance of a decent life) but also what little faith they have left in this government’s claim of always looking after the interests of its poorest citizens.

Goodbye, Red Horse… sana bumait na ang mga may-ari sa iyo. 😦

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Sumilao Farmers or San Miguel Corparation: kanino kayo?

9 thoughts on “Sumilao Farmers or San Miguel Corparation: kanino kayo?

  1. koreanmine ay nagsasabing:

    di na nga ako mag ha happy horse ngaung xmas eh, Colt 45 na lng sabi ni selvo πŸ˜€

    Taroogs – honga… marami pang ibang matatapang na bir sa tabi-tabi πŸ™‚

  2. kengkay ay nagsasabing:

    talagang goodbye red horse ka na ha. tama naman.

    Taroogs – mahirap pong magsalita ng tapos, mareng kengks… malay natin… bumait din balang araw ang San Miguel? heheh

  3. hehe… lupang pinagkakabuhayan, gagawin lang na hasyenda ng mga patabaing “BABOY”?

    hindi lang ako sure, pero may naipanalo na bang ‘kaso’ laban sa mga “PADER” na yan?

    ako man hindi na mangangabayo — magti-tyaga na lang ako sa tuba at lambanog!

    Taroogs – alam ko natalo recently si Boss Danding sa coco levy issue… pero sa San Mig e hindi talaga siya matinag.

  4. pag smb, ke danding pwe. pag ab naman ke lucio tan, pwe din. hmppt! no choice.

    i-boycott ang beer. drink lambanog!

    Taroogs – pwede ring mag-tapuey o basi na la-ang! kaso anlayo ng suppliers. hehehe (laguna, baguio, ilocos). wala sa neighborhood sari-sari 😦

  5. kathang isip ay nagsasabing:

    just imagine kung ilang pamilya ang magsusuffer kung ipapahintulot nila ang sumilao na gawing isang “hog farm”.

    whoah!talgang the rich gets richer,and the poor..(stagnant). LOL

    Taroogs – ang nakakalungkot lang, andami pa din ang mga nag-iisip na “for the greater good” daw yung pagkakaroon ng industrial babuyan sa lupa ng mga magsasaka ng sumilao… ganun na ba tayo ka-cynical talaga? di bale nang maghirap ng todo ang 155 katao basta “for the greater good”? 😦

  6. Kayote ay nagsasabing:

    Meron ding mga taga- Sumilao mismo na mas panig sa SMFI. iniisip kc na magdadala daw ito ng employment sa mga tao dito. Nakakalungkot isipin na mas pipiliin pa pala ng iba na maging ‘trabahante’ o ’empleyado’ kaysa mag-ari ng sariling lupain.
    Sa ganitong pananaw makita natin na successful pala talaga and tinatawag nating ‘neo-colonial mentality’. Kailan ba tayo matutong tumindig sa ating mga sariling paa at huwag pabayaang ang iba ang dumikta sa buhay natin?

    Taroogs – at pati ang mga LGU sa sumilao ay “nanghihinayang” sa nawalang buwis na ibabayad sana ng babuyang ito. mahirap talagang manindigan kapag mahirap at gutom (at nasanay na sa ilang dekadang pagiging “alaga” ng mga mas mayaman at mas makapangyarihan. tsk.)… this makes the efforts of the Sumilao Farmers even more amazing. Padayon mga kauban!

  7. introvert_amplifier ay nagsasabing:

    may ganyang case din sa calatagan, batangas. san miguel din ang kalaban. sa coastal area tayuan ba ng gawaan ng semento. sang hinayupak ka nakakita ng ganoong takbo ng utak. dagat kaya yon.

    it’s hard to depend on the governemnt since the people IN the government depends on these elites.

    si danding. lahat na yata ng isla may lupa.

    trabaho din ba ang pain sa kanila para hayaang mawala na lang ang lupa? anong trabaho taga pakain ng baboy. syempre hindi manageiral position e hindi naman sila umabot sa ganong lebel ng edukasyon.

    money can twist laws. it’s not gloria who controls the country, it’s the elites. the ayala, zobel, cojuangco, tan, sy at kung sino pa jan. pati si ricky reyes (if you know the issue in calatagan).

    their land gives them all they need. it is in the land the farmers can harness what they know because they grew up tilting the land. not with pigs!!!

    Taroogs – yup, am familiar with the Ricky Reyes’ land-grabbing in Calatagan (gahaman ang lola mo! <– heto dapat ang catch phrase niya. hehe). Naalala ko tuloy yung isang tao na proponent ng theory na “it is the corporations that rule the world, not governments” Re sumilao – SMFI tried to blind the people and LGUs with visions of regular employment with education and health benefits, higher prices for locally-grown corn, and taxes 😦

  8. Ang Grand parents ko ang isa sa mga pamilya na naunang tumira sa Barangay San Vicente kung saan naroon ang contested na lupa… isa lang masasabi ko dyan, Kung gusto nyong malaman ang katotohanan, kung gusto nyong malaman kung sino talaga ang nag sisinungaling at kung totoong taga San Vicente ang sinasabi ninyong mga LUMAD na Higa-onon nga mga claimants na yan, tanungin nyo ang mga unang pamilya na tumira sa barangay na yan…

    SUMILAO Farmers? they suck…

    Taroogs – i was under the impression that the Lumads are THE original residents of the area. Am not aware that another group predates them. So we have to change the history books then? 😦

  9. Mangangayam ay nagsasabing:

    Then if that’s the case, its not the history book of san vicente that should be changed, rather, the FAKE history that the FAKE Sumilao Farmer’s are claiming… they might be LUMADS but im pretty sure they dont root from San Vicente.

    Take it FROM ME….

    Taroogs – if you can recommend any book, article or position paper (even online ones) expounding on the genuine history of san vicente, i’d be very interested to read it. seriously.

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