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CHEERS DROWN OUT MIDAS. Supreme Court Spokesman Midas Marquez announces to farmers and journalists in Baguio City the en banc session ruling on the Hacienda Luisita case. Marquez paused for a while when farmers applauded and cheered the part that revealed  the magistrates’ 8-6 decision to uphold the 1989 valuation price of the estate. Video Taken by INQUIRER.net’s Tech Torres


BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -The Supreme Court decision ordering the distribution of Hacienda Luisita is already final and unappealable, High Court Spokesman and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said.

“The Supreme Court decision is final and executory. No further pleadings shall be entertained,” Marquez told reporters Tuesday.

He said the high court will issue a guideline for the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to follow regarding the distribution of the lot.

Upon receipt of the high court’s ruling, DAR has to report to the Supreme Court within six months the progress of their compliance to the decision.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of almost 5,000 hectare land to farmers and fixing the valuation for just compensation to 1989 value of the land.

High Court Spokesman Jose Midas Marquez said 8 justices voted that the basis for just compensation for its 4,915.75 hectare vast sugarland plantation be the valuation of the land in 1989.

The eight justices are Chief Justice Renato Corona, Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco, Arturo Brion, Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Roberto Abad, Jose Perez. Jose Mendoza, and Martin Villarama.

The six justices who voted that the determination of valuation for just compensation be given to the Special Agrarian Court are Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Maria Lourdes Sereno, Diosdado Peralta, Mariano Del Castillo, Bienvenido Reyes and Estela Perlas-Bernabe.

The high court affirmed its Nov. 22, 2011 landmark ruling which held that just compensation due Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) should be based on the valuation of the land on Nov. 21, 1989, the day the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) approved Luisita’s stock distribution option agreement (SDOA).

The court denied Hacienda Luisita Incorporated’s appeal that the court follow Sereno’s opinion that the valuation of the land should be based on current fair market value, at the time HLI was issued a Notice of Coverage on Jan. 2, 2006.

If the valuation of the land would be based on the 2006 fair market value, HLI would have to be compensated some P10 billion for the total 4,915.7466 hectares up for distribution.

Tuesday’s decision is politically charged because President Benigno Aquino III has called on the head of the Supreme Court to step down because of corruption allegations.

Chief Justice Renato Corona is fighting an impeachment trial to remove him.

He claims that the charges against him were instigated by Aquino because of the court’s rulings favoring the farmers. Aquino has denied this. He divested his share of the estate before becoming president in 2010. With a report from AP


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Tags: agrarian reform , Benigno Aquino III , Hacienda Luisita , Supreme Court


  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    MABUHAY ANG SUPREME COURT

    • WeAry_Bat

       Mamang mumo, gising ka pa?  Tsaka kakaiba po kayo, busy pag araw, hindi gabi.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        at ikaw gising pag gabi???wat does it mean???prosti in the net?

      • WeAry_Bat

         pauwi na po.  no price po kahit anong butas sa bulsa ko po.

        kaw po, pano ka ba binabayaran?

        he he

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        kunwari ka pa

      • WeAry_Bat

         don’t be shy bad mumo, para kang dalaga nagpa-hirap makuha.  ano nga yung word,,,pakipot! ha, sobra na tagal akong mabait.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        toinks…maniwala

      • WeAry_Bat

         o gising ka na po.  para sa isang mumo, iba talaga job hours nyo po

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ok

  • Common_Sense09

    This is the beginning of the end of PNOY.
    Next headline:
    SWS – 79% Say SC Decision unfair

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HR6ZUASYQVJDOQZXV7ROMEF2YI Abnoy tupak

      hahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Balak pa bang i-apela ang desisyon?
    Ang kakapal naman ng Cojuanco kung ganoon.
    Ilang taong nang pinag-piyestahan nila ang hinagpis, hirap, at pawis ng mga magsasaka.
    Kulang pa ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HR6ZUASYQVJDOQZXV7ROMEF2YI Abnoy tupak

    10 billion para cojuangco nawala parang bula..  
    hahahaha

    next:
    coco levy fund..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNNL6TWR667PRJVXASRYTHT66Q James

    This a good news to all the beneficiaries. Congrats people but please don’t sell again your land to the rich. 

    Baka pagkabukas benta n’yo na ulit sa mga cojuangco para magka pera. Till your own land para magka pera. Pag may tyaga may nilaga.

  • Rightthingtodo

    Notwithstanding  the decision, ( a denial of the motion for reconsideration) Corona is still a corrupt justice.  For those who keep dragging PNoy, keep in mind that asking for a reversal of a prior unanimous SC decision is almost impossible.  The final decision is only an affirmation of an earlier ruling.  It is the right of every litigant to file a motion for reconsideration which the HLI did in the case.
    But for Corona, he is one rotten justice of the SC.  The final decision does not exculpate him on his dishonesty, lies and oppressive conduct towards the Basas.  The decision will still be the same even if Corona resigned without being impeached because there is a law that mandated the coverage of the HLI which should have started in the 80′s.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HR6ZUASYQVJDOQZXV7ROMEF2YI Abnoy tupak

     MABUHAY KA CHIEF JUSTICE RENATO C. CORONA AT BUONG SC

  • quirinomayer

    This fair resolution to the HLI issue will not rectify the discrepancies in the SALN of Corona hahaha. Neither will it improve the obnoxious reputation of Corona hahaha. Despite the well accepted decision, Corona will still go down in history as the most distrusted and reviled Chief Justice this country ever had hahaha. And the first official of this country who was ousted through impeachment.

    • adam_d_ant

      ha. ha. ha….  .. mali dapat hu hu hu ….

      pinalalakas mo lang ang dibdib mo …. punasan mo ang uhog ni retard at nagdadabog ngayon sa palasyo …. minumura na naman si corona  ….. hindi umobra ang attack dog ni simeon sa korte ….

      wheeee  …… sigue na…. impeach n’yo na si corona…. distrusted na … at pinaka corrupt pa …. the reality is that finally —- yes, finally,,,,, these vultures (cojuangcos) were foiled in their desire to grab ten billion pesos from the empty pockets of juan de la cruz….

      ma impeach man si corona, who cares ….. at least nanalo ang mga magsasaka ….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUBKTASWHXH547IOVZTV37IVMM Eloise

        agree

  • http://twitter.com/elevator2012 jashs83

    Congrats po ! e panahon na para naman pagsumikapan nyong kayo na mismo ang mag paunlad ng lupain na mapunta sa inyo . Gamitin nyo sa pagpapaunlad ng ating agrikultura , gamitin sa pagpapaunlad ng pamilya para po sa darating na panahon mabawasan ang mga mahihirap na magsasaka.. Tandaan po ninyo , wag na nin yong ibenta pa ang mga lupain na yan .. dahil ang pagkakataong eto ay imposible na uling mangyari .Ngunit atin pong alalahanin .. nagsimula eto ng maging pangulo si Pres. Cory Aquino , sya po at ang mga mambabatas ng panahong yun ang nagpasa ng CARP salamat po sa inyo ! Sa kasalukuyang Gobyerno , ipatupad na po natin ang pamimigay na lupain , sa mga magsasaka .. tanggapin na natin kahit babayaran natin e oks lang basta magiging inyo ,  sa ngayung panahon wala namang libre . Mabuhay !!!

  • arthurtyson8

    What’s next? Is there any guaranteed program of subsidy from anyone in case the farmers can not afford to maintain their land?

    • billy31

      of course no subsidy or loan from the government as they will not even normally pay for the land…they will first have it leased, ask for more money, and eventually sell to it back to the Cojuangcos for a song!!! This is one of the most stupid program of the government….CARP!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AUBKTASWHXH547IOVZTV37IVMM Eloise

    I am awaiting comment from Malacanang… Perhaps they’ll keep mum about it just like Pnoy did about the coco levy fund.

  • Beguine

    There, you see, the Supreme Court may have made a final ruling
    under the direction of Renato Corona, who is facing impeachment
    at the Senate, and who is going to implement their SC ruling?

    It will be bogged down at the implementation stage, for sure.

    Corona will be impeached first, and then the Hacienda Luisita case
    will then be reviewed all over again by a Supreme Court with a new Chief Justice.

    Here we go again! Sorry, Hacienda Luisita farmers, more waiting is in the cards!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

      stupid

    • thunderbolt01

       Keep on dreaming. Huwag ka lang sanang bangungutin.

    • Satticus

      President Aquino would need a Supreme Court sitting en banc to overthrow this landmark decision. Good luck to the President (or to the powerless farmers vs the power of appointment of the President) on that.

  • keyboard torres

    bakit ba sumali pa si corona sa botohan? nuon pa man ipinangangalandakan na nya ang knyang judgement sa kaso. impeacheable offense ang ginawa nya..



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