NMFS Protest Mobilization against the Neoliberal ASEAN Regional Integration

Poor peasants led by the National Movement for Food Sovereignty (NMFS), an affiliate of the Asia Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty (APNFS) marched from Intramuros, Manila towards the PICC where ASEAN leaders held their summit last April 29, 2017 to protest the neoliberal framework of the ASEAN regional integration, saying that this has been putting poor peasants to further poverty and landlessness. The marchers were stopped by policemen and were rerouted to Plaza Salamanca at Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila where they dumped rotten agricultural products as a result of the government’s policy on food importation while abandoning state support to agriculture.

On April 29, 2017 during the ASEAN Summit 1 at the PICC, the NMFS mobilized its members to protest against the neoliberal ASEAN regional integration.