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Quezon farmers assail government handling of coco-levy funds, Carper

HUNDREDS of farmers on Monday started an eight-day march from Quezon province to Quezon City to dramatize their concerns on the rural poor—land rights, agrarian reform, right to food and coco levy.

Buhay na may Dignidad para sa Lahat or Dignidad Alliance said the farmers will make the “Walk for Land, Right to Food, Livelihoods, the Full Recovery of Coco Levy Fund and a Life of Dignity for All” from Sariaya, Quezon, to the Department of Agrarian Reform office in Quezon City from April 12 to 20.

“This is an important and symbolic expression of grassroots people’s demand for a life of dignity. We supports this farmers-led activity to demand for right to food, as well as other social-protection measures, which will ensure a life of dignity for all,” Dignidad said in a statement.

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