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‘Luisita’ farmers march to SC for final ruling

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11:30 AM April 24th, 2012

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By: Tetch Torres, April 24th, 2012 11:30 AM

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Members of the Alyansang Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA) will troop to the Supreme Court Tuesday to await its final ruling on the decade-old land dispute.

Felix Nakpil, AMBALA chair, said they have started their way to the Supreme Court compound in Baguio at 5 a.m. Tuesday from Tarlac and were expected to arrive at the Supreme Court at around 10 a.m. the start of the high court’s en banc (full court) session.

“We are hoping that the Supreme Court will affirm its decision last year that the computation for just compensation will be based on the 1989 prices instead of 2006,” Nakpil said.

The 6,443-hectare Hacienda Luisita has been controlled by the Cojuangco family since the 1950s.

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