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CPP-NPA-NDF/Makabayan/The Left solon seeks repeal of IRRI presidential decree

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Solon seeks repeal of IRRI presidential decree
By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com) | Updated August 13, 2015 - 11:45am

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list congressman filed a bill seeking to repeal a presidential decree that gives international status to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), giving it immunity from law suits.

Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap said his House Bill 5990 seeks to rescind the martial law era- Presidential Decree 1620.

"Ginawang laboratoryo ng IRRI ang buong bansa pero hindi ito pwedeng papanagutin sa masamang epekto ng kanilang mga produkto dahil lang sa PD 1620. Matagal na itong dapat ni-repeal," Hicap said in a statement.

Hicap's proposed measure claims that the IRRI, based in Los Banos, Laguna, has not contributed anything significant to the country's food security.

The lawmaker alleged that the research institute has failed to help achieve rice self-sufficiency as the country continues to import rice.

He said that the IRRI is known to be funded by Ford and Rockefeller foundations and has for its partners several giant agro-chemical giants such as Bayer, Syngenta and Monsanto.

HB 5990 took note that besides IRRI's role in the continued sorry state of Philippine agriculture, the institute "has been abusing its international status through its seemingly endless list of violations of its workers' rights to organize, to collectively bargain and negotiate, and to hold strikes."

The IRRI managements carried out mass lay-offs, unfair dismissal of regular employees, and the policy of union busting, Hicap said.

"Laging bigo ang mga manggagawa ng IRRI sa paghahanap ng hustisya sa mga korte dahil nga raw immune ang IRRI. Dahil dito ay nabibigo rin sila sa paghahabol ng komensasyon sa pagkakasakit na idinulot ng pagiging exposed nila sa mapanganib na mga chemical sa kanilang pagtatrabaho sa IRRI," Hicap said.

The IRRI is yet to release a statement addressing Hicap's allegations.

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  • Adore_Deli_GinAdore_Deli_Gin PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Eh di wag na lang silang magtrabaho sa IRRI kung effectively bawal naman pala ang labor unions sa mga employees nito.

    :rolleyes:


    Kung kakasuhan nila ang IRRI because we haven't achieved rice sufficiency, eh di kasuhan din nila ang Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Reform.

    :rolleyes:


    Mga komunista talaga UTAK SAGO.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    exactly.. afaik, malaki ang natulong ng irri sa vietnam at thailand.

    at tignan mo sila ngayon at tayo pa ang binebentahan ng bigas!

    ang goal na rice sufficiency is not irri's.
    it's abn0t's 'goal'

    basurang komyunista talaga o.
  • xctrekkerxctrekker PEx Rookie ⭐
    Yung labor angle lang ang talagang interest ng pulpol na pulitikong yan. Pilit lang nyang pinalalaki ang papel ng IRRI sa kawalan ng food security. Magtigil sya!
  • Ghost RiderGhost Rider PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Aba naman, may agricultural scientists na ba sa hanay ng mga communists? Sino naman ang gusto nilang ipasok nila sa hanay nila sa IRRI? Mga janitorial at ordinary staffs? Tapos sila ang maggagawa ng unyon doon? :lol:

    Malaking tulong ang IRRI hindi lang sa Pinas kundi sa buong mundo, anti-science and research talaga ang gobyernong communists na eto.

    Isisi talaga sa IRRI kung bakit tayo nag-aangkat ngayon ng bigas? Mga utak @bnoy
  • __bahay_kubo____bahay_kubo__ Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    ^ actually, CPP-NPA-NDF/Makabayan/Bayan Muna/Anakpawis and Greenpeace are in cahoots in attacking IRRI facilities where "Golden Rice" experiments are being conducted. meron silang nilusob na field lab in, if i'm not mistaken, Bicol tapos winasak nila yung mga "Golden Rice" na nakatanim. ang reason ng CPP-NPA-NDF/Makabayan/Bayan Muna/Anakpawis at Greenpeace sa ginawa nila ay dahil "GMOs compromise food security" and "deny farmers of livelihood". :rolleyes:

    ayaw pang aminin nitong ulupong na si Hicap na kaya niya tinitira ang IRRI ay dahil hindi makapasok sa IRRI ang leftist unionists. :naughty:;)
  • Net importer tayo ng bigas hindi dahil sa IRRI.

    Net importer tayo ng bigas dahil puro tayo duwag.

    Cory Aquino had a chance to set the standards for true change by pushing aggressively for a CARP that had the power to force large landholders to let go of their lands and give them to their tenants.

    Anong nangyari?

    She couldn't let go of Hacienda Luisita, but she could and did let go of the CARP, leaving it to a Congress dominated by landholding interests to stab the thing full of holes. Her non-action was symbolic, but it also presaged the total commitment of subsequent administrations to window-dressing (and, since Estrada's time, to blatant negligence) over substantive change in the agricultural sector -- through aid to farmers, through building farm-to-market roads and other agricultural infrastructure, through investment in biotechnological solutions, and so on.

    Pagkatapos magtataka kayo't lagi na lang almost sufficient but not quite ang rice sufficiency?

    Hicap can't blame IRRI for the rice farmer's plight, dahil hindi naman sila ang dumidirekta ng agricultural policy. Ang estado ang dapat gumawa noon, pero ano ba ang estado rito sa Pilipinas? Iika-ika, beholden to special interests, to the neoliberal doctrine.

    As for allegations of union busting -- lemme check up on this. But let me state this -- I am for the unions. The 1987 Constitution explicitly grants people the right to organize and press for their other rights, and this is not limited only to the Makati Business Club or the Rotary Club.
  • __bahay_kubo____bahay_kubo__ Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    the food security angle was just a diversionary tactic. alam naman ng mga tauhan ni Joma Sison kagaya nina Hicap at Colmenares ang totoo. it's the Left's inability to penetrate IRRI that is the reason why ginigipit nila ngayon ang IRRI.
  • topnotch97topnotch97 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    tinatarget nila talaga ang IRRI dahil nakakatanggap ang IRRI ng funding mula sa mga American biotech companies. everyone knows they are anti-american.

    hindi ba dumaan sina Bill Gates at asawa niya diyan a few months ago, tapos pa-sikreto pa. tapos nagdonate pa silang mag-asawa sa further research ng IRRI.

    lahat gigipitin ng maka-kaliwa. ganyan ka utak-talangka ang pinoy.
  • Because of course the forthright application of the constitutional right to organize is prima facie evidence of Communist intent, yes?

    Napaka-anti-worker na nga ng bansa natin, bulagsak na nga ang sahod pati purchasing power ng sahod ng manggagawa pati means para ibulalas niya ang kanyang sarili -- magtatatag lang ng unyon, domino theory agad? Ano tayo, Vietnam?

    And what if we try to be? Kahit Vietnam, mas malaki pa rin ang ginagastos sa social matters relative to GDP kumpara sa Pilipinas. I'd gladly give up some of my salary and comfort so that the average worker and his family can live decently, maybe send their children to school till college.
  • __bahay_kubo____bahay_kubo__ Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    topnotch97 wrote: »
    tinatarget nila talaga ang IRRI dahil nakakatanggap ang IRRI ng funding mula sa mga American biotech companies. everyone knows they are anti-american.

    hindi ba dumaan sina Bill Gates at asawa niya diyan a few months ago, tapos pa-sikreto pa. tapos nagdonate pa silang mag-asawa sa further research ng IRRI.

    lahat gigipitin ng maka-kaliwa. ganyan ka utak-talangka ang pinoy.

    yes, ang Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ang isa sa main donors ng IRRI, especially ng "Golden Rice" research project. :)

    kaya nga dapat mag-ingat na si IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler, who is an American, and other officials of IRRI dahil gagawin silang "legitimate political targets" ng assassins ng Kaliwa, na kakampi nina Grace Poe at Chiz Escudero sa eleksyon. :naughty: :glee:

    if IRRI will give revolutionary taxes, very good sila sa Kaliwa siyempre. sinong kokolekta ng revolutionary taxes na ipinampopondo sa maluhong pamumuhay ni Joma Sison sa Europe? eh di yung leftist unionists kung makakapasok sila sa IRRI! :naughty: :glee:
  • ArchimedesArchimedes PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Gusto mawala ng mga Komunista ang IRRI para maraming pilipino ang magugutom at maghihirap, at kapag mangyari yan e siguradong marami naman ang marerecruit nilang magwelga sa daan kaya nga BAYAD MUNA ang partylist ng mga yan.
  • ArchimedesArchimedes PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Sigaw ng mga Leftist kay Bill Gates: "Bayad Muna bago kanin!"
  • topnotch97topnotch97 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    hindi naman nila kasi nare-realize kung gaano makakatulong ang IRRI sa agrikultura ng bansa.

    tignan niyo ang Nueva Ejica matapos ang bagyong Lando. ilang weeks na lang aani na sila. ang IRRI may mako-contribute sa magsasaka, gaya ng flood resistant na palay.

    tapos eto, papasok na sa El Nino season. sa susunod na 10 months na tagtuyo, sa tingin niyo ba may bigas ba tayo pagkatapos ng El Nino?

    buti man lang etong kulto ng CPP-NPA-NDF/Makabayan/Bayan Muna/Anakpawis, may idea sila kung paano tutulong sa mga tatamaan ng El Nino.

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