Philippine banana workers demands answers for pesticide lawsuits

Banana workers and their families from the Philippines have posted very strong and worrying testimonies on our site about what have happened to them in Banana plantations in the Philippines. The workers with Philippine Pioneer Banana Workers Inc (PPBWI) filed law suits against the companies involved with DBCP production and distribution but they haven´t had any compensation or answers.

“My father have worked on banana plantation in Davao. Among the family we are claimants of the chemical victor that we awaited for several years. My father and my mother are sickly causing the effects of the chemical being applied in the plantation not only of them mostly our neighbors, my relatives and my classmates they are died due to different diseases”
February 4th, 2012 at 10:59 Bhabes

“Five of us in our family have worked on banana plantation in davao. We are one of the claimants, we patiently waited that our claims will be granted this year. My brother died due to liver cancer, he supervises the harvesting crew at the field. Any updates?”
January 10th, 2012 at 10:39 Alma

“My father is a claimant from Philippines and have died waiting for hes compensation.. may i inquire the result of the case filed by the Philippine Pioneer Banana Plantation Workers Inc.”
March 15th, 2011 at 4:52, John

Read more:
Pesticide lawsuits – a DBCP overview

27 Comments

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Fredrik …….. The truth is the truth :-) think it was tough and well you did not give in to pressure from Dole :-) ….. liar dispelled by truth
supporting you all :-)

any update about the law suite and about the compensation?

was shocked by the missmanagement,allwayss found dole-bananas withouth any taste,they go bad sooner than any other banana,I never by them,give me a good chiquita!!keep up the good works,Marianne

If you want to choose the right banana, or any food, drink, product, energyresources, bank, political party or any choice hou make: do choose those you know do good for our Planet and People.
EverY time you buy something, you vote for that product.
What helped me was to stop watching comercials, open my mind and think for myself! Free yourself form this sick wrong (economic) principles based over-consumption made lifestyle.

Get alive! One Planet, our world is our responsibility

Ignorance is bless - and bloody for our common future!

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Fredrik,
thanks for your film! We all should boycott doles products as long as they behave like dictators!

I am member of Diamond farm banana plantation in Misamis Oriental DEL MONTE isa ako po sa naghintay na makatangap sa payment sa USE sa Chimical vactem bakit hangang ngayon wala pang nahahari sana mabigyan na kami nang pag-asa Pls.

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