Farmers March On Manila


The youngest marcher, 8-year-old Banoy Bitigan, a Dumagat whose... News PhotoAgriculture,Business,E-commerce,Finance,Horizontal,Human Interest,Jeepney,Marching,Nueva Ecija,Parent,Philippines,Resting,Station,WalkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Dondi TawataoCABANATUAN, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 06: The youngest marcher, 8-year-old Banoy Bitigan, a Dumagat whose parents are defending their ancestral domain take a rest inside a jeepney which also serve as their first aid station during the walk in Cabanatuan on December 6, 2012 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. An indigenous group of Dumagat tribes, farmers and fisherfolk are traveling 350 kilometers by foot from the northern region of Casiguran, Aurora to the capital city of Manila in an effort to stop the construction of an export processing zone called APECO, or the Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority. The farmers say the project has displaced 3,000 families in the area and will remove their sources of livelihood and disrupt their lives. A total of 12,000 hectares of farm and coastal lands has been appropriated for the project. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)