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Luisita ruling shows independence of Aquino’s 3 appointees in Supreme Court, says lawmaker

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Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara

The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.

“It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.

A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.

“We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to reporters.

Waive payment

Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.

“The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.

Effect on Corona

A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the hacienda to farm workers.

However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

“The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text message.

Asked if the tribunal’s ruling would have any positive effect on Corona, Quicho said: “Yes, [it shows] that he is upholding the rule of law and is not afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is right.”

“The independence of the judiciary must be protected and respected,” he added.

Tranquil Salvador III, also of the defense, said he believed the high court “decided based on the merits of the case, that being the mandate of the Constitution.”

Corona’s counter attack?

Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

“I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

“Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Centerpiece

As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”

“The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.

“As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.

Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.

She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.

“I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.

Be vigilant

The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.

“The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.

“Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.

“But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.

“Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis. With reports from Christine O. Avendaño and Kristine L. Alave


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  • spearheads

    Is this development not negative news for noynoying., Parang nananadya yata itong mga media a. Di ba positive news lang ang gusto ni noynoying, tapos hihingi kayo ng reaction, ano kayo nangiinis? Mga “crab mentality” talaga kayo, di ba Noy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MIQDQTQUTZG2IKF73OODCLQMPY R

    Kung hindi nagpa-pogi si Castillo 9-5 ang boto!

  • Hey_Dudes

    I assume to be land owners in today’s Philippine penchant for gimmmmme…..gimmmme…gimmmmme culture, it is like convincing a carabao to continue toiling way past it’s working hours.  Not only is there a power holder who would not quibble giving away your lands, it also dictate what price you must get paid and if that is not enough knife piercing your heart, in comes another do gooder in society dictating you waive the money government had dictated you must receive for your lands?  Who says we are a democratic country?  With too many dictators dictating on you – are we really?

  • casaysay

    Independence of Sereno? News detail: “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.”

  • sc53300

    Hahahaha. . . independence of the 3 Aquino Supreme Court justices MY FOOT ! ! ! The distribution of Hacienda Luisita to the farmers WAS NOT THE ISSUE but the payment of Just Compensation. . . How can they be independent when they voted to pay the Cojuangco -Aquino clan P1,000,000.00/hectare as just compensation. . . . Hay nako, ito si Angara parroting the President will do him no good. . . Just shut-up if you do not know squarely the issues. . .

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Ha ha ha! Everybody must be hailing Teddy Casino’s magnanimity to give away what is not his for free. Casino for President! And when he wins, he can also give the Scarborough Shoal away to the Chinese and be hailed as a great diplomat as well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SECYJMR3EBGQTNIKVHWG2LLYBA Madz

    What independence are you broadcasting Mr. Angara,,, All PNOY 3-appointees voted for opinion of 2006  5Billion compensation. Baka sobra pa kabigin HLI, imagine ang executive or PNOY to create a panel to evaluate a just compensation… yon ba ang independence pinagsasabi.
    Simula pa lang cnasabi ni PNOY dapat bayaran Luisita just compensation,,.. nag file pa HLI ng reconsideration to SC for a whooping 10billion,,

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z7Z7T6SC4KK3A3332DMPMFVWFM Abnoynoy

    anung independence pinagsasabi nito? ayaw nila ng 40k per ha, independence? okay ka ba?hehehe

  • indiots

    okay okay kayo na ng bida… sana mga squatters area pahulugan na rin sa mga matagal ng occupants..

  • victorts

    Had the justices appointed by Pnoy dissented, that would have been too much payback of gratitude.  Even a fifth grader would know the land had to be given back to the famers who made it productive for a long time.  So Rep. Angara should not harp about it.  He should not have even mentioned it at all.  Those exploited farmers made the Cojuangco-Aquino clan very very wealthy.  .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOSZ2TW24FKJLQA6R3D24RZ24Y freemystic

    It would seem to me that this news is tied with what’s happening to the Aquino administration.  Maybe. But the thing is, this decision has been long overdue.  So far, the overall experience of farmer’s groups in this country who were given back their land had not been successful — issues as to who should really benefit and what happens to the land AFTER it was distributed to them come to the fore.  It’s not enough that the land would now be distributed to different vanguard farmer’s groups.  What’s more important is that these groups resolve their internal differences and move to assist their members how to become productive, given the sad state of agriculture in this country.  Slogans and good intentions won’t suffice.  Good will is more like it.  If President Aquino can show magnanimity in the face of his family officially losing the hacienda, then he will be leaving a legacy of fairness, social justice and equity — which no president in the history of this country has ever accomplished.  Magnanimity is translated into the Department of Agrarian Reform fully supporting farmers’ initiatives toward self-sufficiency and self-reliance and modern farming practices.

    Despite government pronouncements, poverty and unemployment remain major issues of the day. It’s now time to move forward.In the meantime, it’s only a few weeks before I cover my ears again so as not to hear Brenda’s bickering about having a bad hair day and Joker’s complaining about himself.  Corona still has a lot of explaining to do.

    • victorts

      A legacy of fairness?  You must be talking of another president.  Pnoy’s penchant for crucifying his enemies and coddling his KKK has now become legendary.  Where is fairness in that?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQZXJQPCZXHXY3HMQB7QAXTYKA Rey Ban

       how about the crying of your boss in media’s..is it mannerism ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6I5Z47EK5YM3VCD3GXEPJB3CU cutie boy

    ngek, mga appointee ni aquino sa supreme court walang kwenta……….

  • LabkoPinas

    I suggest Mr. Angara stops Kiss a**hing malacanang until he see the signatures of this so called PNoy appointees in the supreme court. His immaturity bespeaks his ability not only as a congressman but also as a prosecutor and persecutor of the Chief Justice.

  • tulfotumbong

    this casino is just plain dumb. bakit di niya kaya ibigay lahat ng ari-arian niya sa mahihirap. madaling magsalita na ipamigay mo ang hindi sa iyo. mga komonista kayo na walang utak

  • sigena

    Angara as in Anga anga sa pinasasabi nya

  • dan4321

    GREAT PRESIDENT PNOY- the DECISION of the SC just showed how Principled PNOY is.He maintained his INTEGRITY. With all the POWERS of his OFFICE,he could have just used it to influence all the JUSTICES in his Family’s FAVOR,but he OPTED TO SACRIFICE their PERSONAL FORTUNE
    for the GOOD of the MAJORITY and the INDEPENDENCE of the SC.That’s what and how
    the NEW PHILIPPINES NEED as a PRESIDENT.That’s what FILIPINOS should emulate and
    consider,especially in the coming elections.

    • edgar_calor

      what PNOY decision are you saying here? The decision is made by the collegial body which is the supreme court. Pnoy does not have a hand in this favorable decision to the farmers.

      In fact , this is the reason why PNOY is attacking corona and the justices to cower them to submission to Pnoy’s wishes so that the cojuangco’s can get paid at 2006 prices for land that they avoided distribution way back in 1989!

    • Satticus

      Although there may be some degree of influence that the President has the opportunity to use, it is not fair to attribute the acts of other branch (in this case the Judiciary) to the other (Executive). There may be interdependence among the branches, but to praise one by attributing to it the act of the other wouldn’t be fair if not at all illogical.

    • Francis81

       Bwahahahahaha!!!! Kakatuwa talaga tong Yellow Army, mali na ang reasoning mali pa ang grammar!

  • Satticus

    The prosecution (or at least this team member) really has a habit of attributing a collegial decision only to individuals. From flip-flopping decisions that they ONLY attribute Corona to highlighting independence, ONLY of the Aquino appointees, and not the collegial body. 

    Oh well, at least the team member is consistent.

  • edgar_calor

    What do you mean by Independent?  The land distribution of Luisita is a given! No justice can rule otherwise that this land should be distributed to the farmers. Infact, it is the only piece of land that has not been touched by the DAR due to its manipulation by giving farmers stock certificates instead of certificates of land ownership! It is like PLDT issuing shares of stock to all subscribers but these subscribers have less voting rights or their votes are miniscule compared to the real owners.

    Are they independent when the Aquino appointees opts to pay the Cojuangco’s at 2006 prices instead of the date when the first ruling to distribute the land was made in 1989?

    are these aquino appointees independent when they want to give the cojuangco’s the price they asked for for the disadvantage of the farmers?

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    ANG TANGA NAMAN NITYONG SI ANGARA…AKALO MO MALOLOKO ANG MGA PENOY…ANG PINAG UUSAPAN DITO AY UNG VALUATION….ANG GUSTO NG MGA APPOINTEE NI AGUINO AY 10 BILLION..WHICH IS LILIMASIN ANG KABAN NG GOBYERNO PARA PAMBAYAD SA PAMILYA NI ABNOY…UNFORTUNATELY, NANAIG ANG HUSTISYA, 196 MILYON NALANG…HAHAHA…..ANG GALING TALAGA NITONG MGA PROSEKUTORS GUMAWA NG ISTORYA AT BOLA…AT MAUUTO NA NAMAN NINYO ANG MGA YELLOW RIBBONS….

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

    kung lahat pnoy appointees na sa SC the decision would be different
    the cojuangcos will be richer by 10billion.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      iba ang desisyon…kawawa ang magsasaka…so, pasalamaat tayo kay corona kasi nanindigan siya at nakilaban….kung hindi, 10BILLION ANG NANAKAWIN NG COJUANCO AT PENOY SA KABAN NG GOBYERNO…KAYA PALA MINADALI ANG IMPEACHMENT AT EVERYDAY PINAGDEMNYO SI CORONA NG MGA YELLOW RIBBONS SA PASIMUNO NI CONRADO DE QUIROS PARA MAPILITAN SIYA MAGRESIGN…TSK TSK TSK…BUTI NALANG MAY BALLS ITONG SI CORONA….

  • wawa2172

    Congressman Angara does not seem to know what he is talking about. Sereno and other Noy appointees at the SC proposed that the land valuation for HLI be about 10 Billion pesos. As hint, they favored the distribution of HLI vast track on the condition that the government pays the Aquino-Cojuangco family billions of pesos for the land that they don’t even own. Until the final decision the Noy appointees stayed with him for his family asking price. Thanks to the 8 justices they handed down the right valuation and not to give in to the whims of Aquino-Cojuangco family.

  • samuel espino

    kung sina sereno, reyes at bernabe (appointees ni Pnoy) na bomoto para bayaran ng bilyong piso ang mga cojuangco ay independent thinkers, masasabi mo din na sina corona et al na bumoto para bayaran ang mga cojuangcos according to the 1989 price ng haciend luisita ay independent thinkers din.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQZXJQPCZXHXY3HMQB7QAXTYKA Rey Ban

    cong angara bakit nagkokomemto ka jan di ka nman kasali kaya sa hacienda luisita..wag masyado madada nahuhuli kayo sa bibig nyo..stop advertisement muna..nka vacation pa kayo db..gayahan mo yung mga professional members ng ic, saka defense..tahimik pa sila..jan kasi mahahalata na mahina ang produkto nyo sa kaka advertisement..dpo ba?

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      ganyan ang trabaho ng mga spin doctors and propagandist…

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

    Nakakapagtaka lang na kapag di pabor kay Pwehnoy ang balita, no comment ang mga loro ng Palasyo.
    Pag pabor, walang tigil ang pagpapabango sa amo nilang parang mataas pa sa santo.
    Kaya pala napakatahimik ng Palasyo ngayon.
    Wala kasing magandang balitang lumalabas na pabor kay budoy.
    Nakakabingi ang katahimikan nila.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKIKXLTZATX3UJQM2OE4PED2UE Shinigami

       Tahimik din ang kanilang mga professional bloggers at commenters dito. Na hack kasi server nila, kaya down sila lahat…hehehe

    • Francis81

      Tahimik ang Palasyo kasi worried ang lahat nawawala na naman kasi si Pweenoy.  Kahit duon sa malaking kabinet sa kwarto niya kung saan siya laging nagtatago wala siya dun.

  • tamoy garra

    The title of this news confused me.  Is it not all the appointees of the President batted for the 2006 valuation of the Hacienda Lands which is what the Hacienda Luisita is asking as the cost?

  • tamoy garra

    if Angara uttered it as to the news title,  why these three PDI newswriters including their editors still  put it as news title when it is quite erroneous?.  They should know more about their responsibility of feeding news to public. In what way that

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      pasensiyan mo na yan bro…alam mo na, yellow ribbon itong inquirer….

  • pilosopo4

    Cong. Angara..can you explain the development project in Aurora? Aurora is your Fiefdom..:-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    This is twisting of facts. He is deceiving the Filipinos.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      expert sila diyan…remeber the 45 properties….

  • billygunn23

    Ito lang masasabi ko sa yo Rapersentative Angara: ESTORYAHEEEEE!!!

    • Boyet Viray

      Bagong PRO na rin siya ni pnoy

  • to0

    God b less the Filipino people. May there come a day that no single Chinese will ever be allowed to take any role in our government. Amen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKIKXLTZATX3UJQM2OE4PED2UE Shinigami

    The heck with PDI and these people..ang kapal ng mukha…makikita mo talaga ang biased reporting ang puro lang pampabango ang ginagawa para kay Pnoy, at kung kalaban sa pulitika ay parang demonyo kung mgsulat. Ganito na ba ka bobo ang tingin ni Pnoy at ng mga kasamahan nya sa sambayanan para ibahin ang katotohanan? Puro nalang sila ratings ang media, magtrabaho naman sana sila. Bumababa ang tingin ko kay Pnoy dahil sa mga ginagawa ng mga public relations officer niya.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    akala ko mga alipores lang ni gma ang mahilig magsalita ng LIES…eto rin pala mga maka penoy…WALANG PAGKAKAIBA…..TUWID NA DAAN???none!!!…balukto na daan kamo!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVANQHP6VJ2MSGAJB46GUUNISE Jozz

      poltergeists are liars

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        may na hurt na naman na isang yellow ribbon…tatlo na kayo dito ah

      • AmBoy24

        may naligaw na namang isang tanga.hehehe…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        sobrang baboy mo boy!!!magsama kayo ni angara!!!

      • Guest

         JOZZ PAKI KAMUSTA MO AKO SA BOSS MO KAY TITA RICKY CARANDANG.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SECYJMR3EBGQTNIKVHWG2LLYBA Madz

        Even PNOY succeeded impeaching Corona, at least he left a legacy to the farmers and a precedent to all Haciendero’s. Not like your IDOL swapang,, kapalll gusto pa 10Billion kabigin. ganun na lang marching order sa 188-tongressman. Kabayan di kapa nagising heeeee,, nauuto pa rin kayo ni PNOY LOLLLLLLLL

  • JonaldCruz

    This article is BS.

  • casaysay

    Utak sinungaling itong si Angara kaya ka level na talaga ng nasa Tribong Budoy. Hoy, si Carpio ay nag inhibit sa LHI case, meaning hindi bomoto kasi ayaw magalit sa kanya si bosing Pnoy. At si Sereno naman ang gusto ay pagbayarin ang mga magsasaka kung magkano man ang gustong ipabayad ng mga Cojuangcos, gayong alam ni Sereno na noong 1968 pa dapat naipamahagi ang HLI sa mga magsasakang pinoys.    

  • zugz

    lies lies lies ALL LIES 

  • $16638896

    napaka bobo ni angara, hindi nagmana sa tatay nya.
    pabor nga sa dstribution ung mga appointed ni abnoy pero gsto naman nila eh 5 billion so bayad utang na loob pa din.
    akala ni angara kasing bobo nya ung mga tao dito. magbasa ka muna ogag!

  • Maldi2

    Pa sipsip effect pa itong si Angara kay Panot!  Style mo ay bulok or bopol ka din kagaya ni Simeon?  There were two issues decided on that HLI case.  One is the distribution issue and the valuation issue where all, except Carpio who had inhibited, decided the land to be distributed. The three can’t dissent on the majority on this, at baka mabato sila na kamatis ng mga magasasaka!

    As to the valuation issue, Instead of voting the 1989 value, Simeon’s appointees voted for the 2006 value that would have asked the government to pay 5 to 10B to Simeon’s family! 

    Where is then the independence on that Mr. Angara?

    • AmBoy24

      ang tanga niyang si angara.bobo pa.siyempre ang mga appointee ni panot ay boboto ng against the majority.paano ba naging kongresista ang gagong iyan?

    • Guest

       WAG MO NA  PATULAN ANG OPORTUNISTANG ANGARA NA YAN NA MANANG MANA SA AMA NIYA !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FEJ6QCZW7BVHQOSDMWWNATIG4 sMiles_nd_bLues

    acheche…

  • Bisaya_Man

    Sana ma ipamahagi naman ang Coco Levy/Fund sa magsasaka/magcocopra.

    • AmBoy24

      susunod ng kakanain ni corona iyan.sabi ni corona ay lintik lang ang walang ganti.kawawa naman si pnoy at malamang na maliligo sa mura iyan sa mga cojuanco clan.

  • batchmatters

    Certainly good development for the peasantst class though one big worry for the landholding class. But whatever the motive of CJ Corona would be inconsequential to the outcome of his impeachment as he is still has to explain his dollar bank accounts that to this day he refuses to open as he had previously promised.

    • AmBoy24

      walang masamang motibo si corona sa pamamahagi ng mga lupain sa mga magsasaka.hindi pa tapos ang paglilitis at baka naman buksan din niya.maghintay lang tayo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SECYJMR3EBGQTNIKVHWG2LLYBA Madz

      Even PNOY succeded impeaching Corona, at least he left a legacy to the farmers and a precedent to all Haciendero’s. Not like you IDOL swapang,, kapalll gusto pa 10Billion kabigin. ganun na lang marching order sa 188-tongressman.
      Kabayan di kapa nagising heeeee,, nauuto pa rin kayo ni PNOY LOLLLLLLLL

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Ang mag-amang balimbing. Musta naman kaya ang illegal logging sa Aurora.

  • oraman

    Mr Angara tell that to the marines

  • Guest

    why don’t you just shut up mr.kurakot angara.like father like son na oprtunista!

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Kung ang mga kabataang tulad ni Juan Angara ang mamumuno sa kinabukasan ng bayan ay matitiyak ko na walang patutunguhan ang bayan pilipinas…bata pa lang,kurap at trapo na!!!! hindi nakapagtataka sa dahilan ang kanyang ama ay mistulang paru-paro na palipat-lipat ng prinisipyo kumporme kung sino ang pangulo…

  • Guest

     SUNOD MAGPA PA PRESCON NITO C TITA RICKY CARANDANG..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000489660937 Nen Tomas

    ung ginawa ni Corona kung inaangkin nya ang credit ay male kasi maski ako ay kaya kong ipamigay ang hindi akin. c casino naman ay mali rin ang utak, ikaw kaya ang lumagay sa katayuan ng mga cojuangco, papayag ka ba? wag maging plastik…

    • Andres_Bagumbayan

      Ibig sabihin nuon ay sakim at ganid ang mga aquino-cojuangco sa dahilan hindi kanila ang hacienda ngunit ito ay kanilang ina-angkin sa pamamagitan ng kapangyarihan at impluwensiya nila sa politika at lipunan…

      Nawa’y magising at makita na ng mga dilaw ang tunay na katotohanan na hindi si noynoy aquino ang sagot sa kahirapan at kurapsyon ng bayan!!! isa lamang si noynoy aquino sa mga naglalakihan politikong pulpol na gumagala at namamahala sa bansang pilipinas!!! tapusin nyo na ang pagsamba o pag-idolo sa isang huwad na pinuno!!!

  • popeyee

    At least independent minded yong mga appointee ni Aquino, kung talagang independent minded nga. Kayong mga nasa lower house, independent minded din ba???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    Good if the SC Justices are indeed, independent minded. But can the same be said to the 188-TONGRESSMEN who signed Corona’s Impeachment in exchange of the meaty PORK?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

     Sana ganito rin ang naging desisyon na mga Justices sa mga milyon coco farmers at PAL employees

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H225J62UZJRMG2PMZ6BB6UOYCI tipay

      may lagay sa PAL, e sa luisita bokya hahaha

    • magsasakasanayon

      i share your sentiments. but with the corona court, i seriously doubt that.

  • Gurruod

    Itong si bat ang Angara di man niya sinuportahan ang sinabi niya. Vague.

  • Gurruod

    The nation deserves to hear from the President on this hallmark decision of the SC.

  • loudwhale

    sereno, bernabe & reyes are abnoy appointees & voted to let the palace/abnoy decide on the compensation. mga walang hiya talaga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tra6Gpeche

    Who are these honorable three Supreme Court Justices? Whoever they are, I am delighted to know that there are still people in the government who do not succumb to utang na loob and make their decisions based on what is right. This utang na loob in most cases is a major deterrent to a progressive Philippines.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      utang na loob kang buhay mo….ano pa an ginawa ni sereno, bernabe at reyes ???hindi ba un utang na loob sa kanilang nag appoint na si penoy???

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, medyo malabo ang iyong pansin sa aking sinabi. Pasensya ka na at hindi ko makuha kung ano ang ibig mong sabihin. If you can say your piece in English, I would really appreciate it. I did not want to misunderstand your message. You know, misunderstanding will always cause trouble and problem. Thanks

  • Fulpol

    unanimous sila sa distribution… pero etong tatlong ito, gusto nilang bayaran ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas ang Cojuangco ng 10 billion…

    corrupt silang tatlo… interes pa rin ng Cojuangco ang ginagawa…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hhhaha

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

      10 billion ba naman yan..  ang laki ng commission

  • JJF724

    M G A  U L O L …  SI CORY ANG MAY PROGRAMA N’YANG AGRARIAN REFORM… AT SI CORONA MAY DEAL NA YAN KAY DANDING KAYA IBINIGAY NA YONG 60BILLION COCO LEVY FUND KAY DANDING….  SIPSIPIN NYO BAYAG NI CORONA PARA MATAUHAN KAYO…  MGA  T A N G A

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      nauna ka na yata mag sipsip…masarap ba???at binigay sau yang tsismis na yan

    • Guest

       filipino /australian daw pwe!.pwede ba tanggalin mo na ung filipino sa id mo! BAKLANG yellow fanatic! KA2LAD NG BOSS NIYANG D MALAMAN KUNG BABAE O LALAKE HEHE!

    • Bino Rocha

      Yoko ngang sipsipin,may laway mo na yon noh ewwww lol

    • beatmanny

      kamusta ang lasa ng pwet ni abnoy? 

    • Francis81

       E bakit exempted ang Hda. Luisita sa land reform nuong panahon ni Tita Cory?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TBRBFLCOO43H7LSWEV3RDSUFXA Daniel

    the 3 Aquino-appointed justices showed independence? Hmm, not quite. Although they are one with the entire SC for HLI land distribution, they wanted another govt body (DAR) to decide on how much the Cojuangcos should receive. Bakit pa ibibigay sa iba ang desisyon when they can do it with finality na. Their clear intent: maglagay ng butas para may malusutan ang mga Cojuangco at bumango sila kay Pnoy. Independence daw, pwe. Also, tama si Casino (at least tumama sya) na di na dapat bayaran ang mga Cojuangco. Inangkin nila ang lupang di na dapat sa kanila (pagnanakaw yun di ba) for 30 years, tas kelangan pa silang bayaran para mabawi? Parang ninakawan ka na, magbabayad ka pa para ibalik ang ninakaw sayo. Kung talagang malinis ang pamilyang yan like what the yellow people are trumpeting about, nun pa sana binitawan na nila ang Hacienda. Tatlong dekada na nilang inapi ang mga maralita sa Tarlac.

    • Rolly257

      Palagay ko, hindi na maghahabol pa ang HLI ng kung anu ano, maliban
      sa karampatang kabayaran.

      Hindi sila ganid tulad ng iba at ng maraming pulitiko.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TBRBFLCOO43H7LSWEV3RDSUFXA Daniel

        The point is, they didn’t even deserve to receive ‘just compensation’. Napagpasasaan na nila ang lupang hindi na sa kanila dapat 1968 pa. Anong compensation pa hahanapin nila? E yung mga tunay na may-ari, naghikahos ng dekadekada, nagbuwis ng buhay pa. They were denied of the opportunity to live off the land for themselves lang, sobrang tagal silang na-deny. Sila ang dapat mabigyan ng ‘just compensation’, hind ang mga Cojuangco. 

  • Rolly257

    Mabuhay ang magsasaka. Natupad din ang kagustuhan ni Cory.

    Kailangan ngayong tulungan ng gobyerno ang mga magsasaka para sa pagbungkal nitong bukid.

    Dapat, maglaan ng pondo para dito.

    • bahaykubo1015

      Kagustuhan ni Cory????

      Hilo ka ba???

    • Lito60

       Hahaha! Joker ka ‘no? Kagustuhan ni Cory ay ang hindi na mawala ang Hacienda Luisita sa kanyang pamilya. Kaya niya linoko ang mga magsasaka sa kanyang stock distribution option. Wala talagang alam! SDO is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. CJ Corona pointed that out in his opinion in July 2011, even if he was the minority. Hindi siya natakot panindigan ang tama ayon sa Constitution. Inimpeach tuloy siya ni Abnoy

  • TeabagDeluxe

    Independent? The three Pnoy-appointed justices all voted AGAINST the 1989 valuation. Sereno even endorsed the 2006 valuation, the same as HLI’s position.

    Sinong inuuto nitong ni Angara?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKIKXLTZATX3UJQM2OE4PED2UE Shinigami

       Ang mga taong kinukunan ng survey nila…lols

      • TeabagDeluxe

        lol

    • sanjuan683

      OO nga supot kasi yan wala rin paninidigan ito Angara. Puro kalokohan lang pinaggagawa ng mga ito prosecutors na kasama niya kaya bugok na rin siya. hehehehehe wha 

      • Francis81

         Yang pamilya ni Angara involves yan sa illegal logging sa probinsiya nila kaya matindi ang baha at landslide duon tuwing may bagyo.

  • magsasakasanayon

    i think the Cojuangcos should just waive payment. that would be a bigger thing to do.

  • Pitbulldog

    The vote by P-noy appointed justices show their independence pala.  So Angara, naniniwala ka na na independent minded ang mga justices na yan?  That should have been your line of thinking before you allowed P-noy to go ahead with this divisive and wastefull impeachment process. Your statement also applies to those other non-P-noy appointed justices that voted favorably for the Cojuancos. So bakit pa kayo pumayag na ipa-impeach pa si CJ kung ganoon din pala paniniwala nyo?  Ibig bang sabihin, kabulastugan lahat ng ibinibintang nyo sa kanya at ibang justices na biased at submissive sila kay GMA?

    • fordoxgrove

      pnoy appointees are not bias-gma’s appointees are bias

      • Pitbulldog

        That’s a ridiculous, double standard statement.  So unly the P abd his yellows  have the monopoly of being upright, unbiased and truthful.  Keep on dreaming.

      • beatmanny

        o punas muna laway ijo at tumutulo na sa keyboard mo 

  • totokalel

    Pagnabigay na ang mga lupa sa magsasaka eh di ang sunod na mangyari nyan maghanap ng pambili ng fertilizer at pananim sa mga lupa na ito o kundi kaya benta na lang ng mga magsasaka para may pera sila pambili ng makakain araw-araw.Pasok naman ulit ang mga leftist movement kesyo walang bangko na nagpapahiram ng pera sa mga magsasaka.Balik rally na naman uli! Ang tanong kailan kaya matatapos ito???

    • Pitbulldog

      So ano ba dapat gawin ng gobyerno, ibigay na lang ng walang suporta?  Nakaismid tiyak yang engot na Pangulo na yan kapag ibinigay nya mga lupa. Tingin mo ba, sa sama ng ugali nyan, tutulong pa sa mga magsasaka yan?  Makasarili yan.  the bottom line is, kanila na ang lupa, so nasa kanila na ang itlog (di itlog ni P-noy ha).

      • totokalel

        Pagbinigyan naman ng suporta laging kulang naman! Kanya ayon rally naman ulit sa Mendiola.Hirap talaga e-satisfy ang Filipino ano?!Tingnan mo naman. inalis si Marcos, si Erap…sino pa ang sunod na alisin???ganon pa rin.Kailan kaya tayo maka gobyerno ng di masama ang ugali???

      • Lito60

         So what’s your solution, totokalel? Was the Corona Court not supposed to give the Hacienda Luisita farmers what was rightfully theirs because you’re thinking that they might need money for fertilizer someday and they might not have it? Seriously?!?

      • totokalel

        solution????….sa palagay ko ‘dre nasa atin na yan bawat Filipino.Itaga mo sa bato,magulo pa rin yan hanggat hindi ma satisfy ang bawat Filipino.Anong magawa ng SC kung wala suporta ng lahat??The indulgence of Filipnos always breaks up everything,Kanya hirap tayo umasenso kahit saang larangan.Sa palagay ko umpisahan natin sa disiplina.Basura lang di nga natin matapon ng maayos! Kahit sinong gobyerno pa ang nandyan ngayon hanggat tayo mismo hindi umayos wala pa rin patutunguhan ang lahat.

      • Lito60

        I TOTALLY agree with you on the matter of discipline and doing our share. The Corona Court did its share by finally deciding on this case amidst continuous threats from Noynoy and his cohorts. The Cojuangco-Aquinos have held onto the farmers’ land for a quarter century already. They weren’t going to give it back to the farmers of their own free will, so the Corona Court had to step in. Now it’s the DAR’s turn to make the transition possible. Let’s hope Noynoy and his minions don’t pull any tricks.

        ________________________________
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        totokalel wrote, in response to Lito60:
        solution????….sa palagay ko ‘dre nasa atin na yan bawat Filipino.Itaga mo sa bato,magulo pa rin yan hanggat hindi ma satisfy ang bawat Filipino.Anong magawa ng SC kung wala suporta ng lahat??The indulgence of Filipnos always breaks up everything,Kanya hirap tayo umasenso kahit saang larangan.Sa palagay ko umpisahan natin sa disiplina.Basura lang di nga natin matapon ng maayos! Kahit sinong gobyerno pa ang nandyan ngayon hanggat tayo mismo hindi umayos wala pa rin patutunguhan ang lahat. Link to comment

    • Francis81

       Paki basa ng CARL, kasi may provision duon na dapat magbigay ng support services and DAR sa mga benificiaries ng Land Reform Program.  Pinapalabo nng Yellow Armies ang issue.

      • totokalel

        Ang mahirap nito baka papitikpitik lang ang suporta ng DAR.Meron dito nangyari na nabigyan ng support services ng DAR after na land reform ang lupa.Yung magsasaka nahirapan mangutang sa rural bank.makautang man matagal ang release ng pera.Ayon ibenenta na lang ang lupa na naibigay sa kanya at namundok na lang.Sa akin lang ha,CARP is not applicable here in the Philippines.Iba ang Filipino, lalo na sa pagiisip!

  • bahaykubo1015

    YOU SHUT UP ANGARA!!!! Sinong inuuto mo????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FMYHGIBETSTAWKWGN7DHHH65GI Eric

    8 – 6 on the valuation is a close vote. Had Justices Corona and Velasco already been impeached at the time of the vote, it would have been the other way around. A buzzer-beater.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IE6OU4ODQIVS6F5HKL6QPTTDNI RonnieV

      very correct!!! This must have been mention as well in this PDI for the sake of balance reporting, according to Pnoy.

      • Lito60

         How can we ever expect Inquirer to be fair and balanced? Noynoy apologists!

  • okabato

    The decision has been rendered and it is final and executory, no appeals will be entertained. There is nothing Pnoy can do to change that fact, so we better stop all speculations. Only one thing can reversed it and that is if he declares martial law and be a dictator like Corona says. But it’s not going to happen not even in Corona’s wildest dreams.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OS5V4SB2SIHATMLXA4L2JOWIZU aurora

       People are insinuating dirty and negative implications against President Aquino.  I haven’t heard one word from the president to even defend or react. Let me disagree a little bit of what the late Senator Aquino  (the father) said, that Filipinos are worth dying for:  I would rather say:  most Filipinos  are not worth dying for;;; intreguero, malisyoso, sakim… Earlier, the pro coronas said Aquino/Cojuanco  want 10 billion, now they said 5 billion and they rejoiced that it is much less than that….there’s no complain or reaction from the Aquino/Cojuanco.  All are speculations just to sue intrigue, hatred and anger.  To me there is nothing to crow about.  The SC is just doing its job.  This has nothing to do with midnight appointment of Corona, nor with his SALN, or hi BGI stint.  Let us be calm and reasonable. Let us separate apples and oranges.

      • AntiAko

        tahimik kasi nagdadalamhati… that’s why. but wait, PNoy will come out swinging against Corona in due time. Just wait…have patience…things are about to get very interesting…

        malay nga natin baka pinagtampuhan si PNoy ng kanyang mga kapamilya dahil sa pagmamatigas nyang sirain si Corona kaya ayun tuloy, nagantihan sila…

      • Lito60

         BS Aquino is quiet publicly because he’s locked up in his screaming room. Nagwawala. Yes, I agree that BS Aquino is intriguero, malisyoso and sakim. I can add a lot of other things like bastos, walang modo, sira ulo, walang alam, walang konsiyensya, etc, etc, etc. You’re getting the facts confused in your little head, Aurora. HLI lawyer Atty Ligon said they wanted P5 BILLION. It was Sereno, BS Aquino’s first appointee, who wanted to give the Cojuangco-Aquinos P10 BILLION. Wow, talk about payback!

      • Pitbulldog

        Natural na reaction lang ya, Iha, ng tang nasa state of shock.  Di makapaniwala at di makapagsalita. I do hope, however, that he stays in that state for the rest of his term….harinawa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IE6OU4ODQIVS6F5HKL6QPTTDNI RonnieV

    The three Aquino appointed justices showed their independence according to Angara but he  should also mention the other 3 GMA appointed justices who also differs in their decision and therefore also showed independence, but what about Sereno’s insistence on the basis of the land valuation? Obviously Sereno’s attempt is a payback to Pnoy who appointed her, very clearly, she’s the only one mentioned among the 6 justices who has differing views. 

    These senators are right not to link the SC decision to the impeachment as it should be, it’s only this PDI who wanted to link it to the impeachment, This is what we call irresponsible journalism in both conduct of reporting and interviewing, their motive is to create chaos so they can have more reports which  means more news and in effect more money.

  • dead_pixel

    At sa puntong ito, regret moment si noyAbnoy kung bakit pa niya inappoint ang mga walang silbing hukum na akala niya ay papaburan ang lahat ng kahibangan niya!!!

    At napuno ang mga dyaryo, radio, tv at internet ng GOOD NEWS!!!Bad news nanaman ito kay noyAbnoy!!!Media, lagot kayo!!!

  • Ignacio150

    Do they have a choice? I don’t think so, because the jurisprudence is very clear. Had these 3 Pnoy appointees ruled in favor of Hda. Luisita, their biases will be very clear and they will be the scorn of the legal community.

  • Francis81

     Desperate attempt ng Kapitalistang si Angara na i-judo ang mga pangyayari pabor sa amo niyang si Pweenoy.  Kaya nga minamadali ni Pweenoy nuon ang impeachment ni Corona para ilagay si Carpio o Sereno bilang CJ at takutin ang ibang Justices para pumabor sa Hda. Luisita.

    • Lito60

       Sonny Angara is only too excited to pave the way for his Sigma Rho frat brod CARPIO to  become CJ. Obvious. He otherwise has no business making statements about HL.

  • AntiAko

    Nahiya siyempre yung tatlong appointees ni PNoy to go against the majority decision. Kung papabor sila kay PNoy obvious na masyado na sila lang ang anti-poor at pro-PNoy.

    Pero tingnan mo ang boto sa usapin ng just compensation.  Siyempre nanguna si Sereno na sibihing dapat 2006 valuation ang dapat gamitin.  Yan ba ang independence?  Could that be seen as a way of giving in to the wishes of the president and his oligarch family?

  • adam_d_ant

    wheeeeee   …. tindi naman ng palusot ni angara  … desperado ang totoy na maging senador para pumalit sa tatay … iisang klase  .. pare-parehong sugapa at matakaw sa puwesto … inari na ng mga lumang pulitiko na sila lang ang me karapatan maging kongresista at senador … ang kakapal at nawawala na talaga ang amor propio ….

    we (pinoys) made these crocodiles … we made them believe that they are our salvation … we made them believe they are they cream of the crop … these idiots are now collectively thumbing their noses at us and we still elect them ……

    buti pa ang mga prostitutes at ginagawa ang trabaho dahil kailangan kumain ang pamilya …. itong mga “prostitutes” mas masahol dahil hindi kain ang intention  — LAMON  …..

  • adam_d_ant

    mga kabayan, basahin n’yo ang column ni tiglao …. simpleng explanation kung bakit minadali ang pag-impeach ke corona  ..

    8-6 ang votation.  kung tanggal si corona, siyempre me bagong ipapalit si “retard” eh di  7-7 na .. tabla  …. puwede ng “i-request” si carpio na bumoto … at since supreme court justice na si carpio during that time “mapipilitan” to cast his vote…. ano palagay n’yo ang boto ni carpio?

    sino ang corrupt?  si corona o si abnoy?

    • AmBoy24

      si abnoy.

    • Lito60

       This is SO TRUE! Plus, if BS Aquino succeeds in CJ Corona’s removal, it will be like a threat to the other Justices that they will be next if they don’t vote in Noynoy’s favor.

  • AmBoy24

    what do you think is the immediate reaction of pnoy upon learning that SC peg the amount at 196 million for the payment of hacienda luisita? choose the correct answer according to your knowledge.
    a.sinabunutan kaya niya ang kokonting buhok na natitira sa ulo niya?
    b.nag-tantrum kaya siya at nag-lulupasay sa sahig ng palasyo?
    c.naihi o nat…e kaya siya sa matinding galit?
    d.umagos kaya ang masaganang laway sa bibig niya?
    e.nanginig kaya siya sa takot sa mga tiyuhin niya?
    f.naging sunod-sunod kaya ang paghitit niya ng yosi?

    • tabalu

      all of the above.

    • Jun Pacquing

      g. nakipaglaro ng Atari games sa kanyang pamangkin.
      h. nagshampoo ng buhok para lumamig ang ulo.

  • Lito60

    What the heck is Angara talking about? What independence? They all voted  against the 1989 price of land for the farmers. As a matter of fact, SERENO even wanted to give the Cojuangcos P10 BILLION compensation. Even the HLI lawyer was only asking for P5 BILLION. Imagine, she wanted to give her benefactor more than his lawyer was asking for! Where’s the independence and fairness in that, Sonny?!? You’re too obvious! Why are you even commenting on this issue? What does it have to do with you? Your connivance with SERENO is too glaring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oscar-Ungson/1594863430 Oscar Ungson

    This is the Aquino’s meaning of independence, “you should do whatever I want you to do”.  Sagot sa tanong  na ano ang ginawa ni Pnoy pagkatapos niyang marinig ang desisyong nang SC, siya ay mahinahon na tao kaya naglaro na lang siya nang computer para mawala yong galit niya.

  • Jun Pacquing

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday. This statement is bull. The 3 appointed justices by PNoy are after the compensation issue where they voted for the DAR and Land Bank determine the value of the land which the Clans want so the PNoy gov’t can manipulate the price of the land.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jun-V-Olivo/1290821799 Jun V. Olivo

    Alam ba ni Angara kung saan pumabor/bomoto yung tatlo? Mukhang Hindi ata!

  • Concur_Dissent

    So now, corona can no longer use the line that he is being pressured by pnoy to resign because of his “anti-HLI stance”… now that this issue is put to rest in favor of the farmers, corona can no longer sidestep the questions of opening his dollar accounts and explain his unreported SALN assets….. tapos na ang issue na pinagtataguan nya….

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    This SC shows that even impeaching Corona will not change the attitude of this remaining outlaw magistrates. It will remain the same!!! Proof: look at the three stooges magistrates that panot like, they voted negatively which favors panot and of course there is benefit back behind their ruling.
    in their dissent, the HLI should have been given much higher price which include the tong pats for this three stooges(this is in Million of pesos) + maintaining their adherance to the group of panots that slo-mo (Usad pagong) the government! Think again you filipino indiots!!!
    SC should be totally overhauled!!!!

  • Taiko_Kauna

    mga magsasaka, kasama na ang nakikisakay sa inyo, binigay na sa inyo ang lupa, sakahin nyo na at huwag na kayong laging nakatingala sa gobyerno para ayudahan; hindi lang kayo ang maralita sa pilipinas. Napakaraming walang matirikan ng kahit kubo man lang. Kami na may katiting na income, na walang ligtas sa automatic taxation system, karamihan ay walang lupa’t bahay din, nagtitiis mangungupahan,  kayo ba’y nakapag-ambag din sa gobyerno sa pamamagitan buwis o nananatili pa rin ang inyong pananaw na dapat lagi kayong aarugain ng pamahalaan? Kung wala man lang kayong inaambag, di ba panahon na dapat din kayong magkaroon ng katiting na hiya sa kapwa ninyo?

    • Facilitator1

      The best/sage advice given…Mabuhay kabayan…

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Corona is using the Hacienda Luisita issue for political ends. It’s so clear here na he is mixing the issues with his ongoing impeachment trial.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

     How responsible is PNoy for Hacienda Luisita? Sure he has limited control over the Cojuanco estates as he is only one single member.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since
    the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the
    land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’
    turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social
    justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said
    Casiño.” This is such a naive and foolish statement. Are these the people who are supposed to be the new managers of Hacienda Luicita’s land?

  • http://twitter.com/HannahReyes4 Hannah Reyes

    Angara
    did sound like he was saying that things will be the same in the future, but he’s
    still fighting for this kind of change, we should somehow respect him for that.
    I still support him!

  • http://twitter.com/HannahReyes4 Hannah Reyes

    I’m glad to know that he is not
    afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is right. that’s how most of our leaders should be right? I support Angara because he is that way. We need to have some change in this kind of politics.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    LEt’s put the HLI issue to rest na so we can concentrate on the inpeachment trial. “A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision
    may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief
    Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment
    because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the
    hacienda to farm workers.” Pagod na ako sa paglalaro ni Corona at P-Noy dito.

  • http://twitter.com/HannahReyes4 Hannah Reyes

    some people just need to get over it, leave this man alone and let him do his thing. we will all know when it comes to the impeachment trial 

  • http://twitter.com/RobertoLaramis Roberto Laramis

    Glad that Angara is keeping abreast of issues other than the impeachment trial. The HLI ruling is fair and will be carried out.

  • KpTUL

    The authors of this article are surely twisting the story ! 
    Of course they all voted for the distribution of the land because there is no where else to go. In fact the Cojuancos have already given up the idea of keeping it. But the real question is, were they in favor of the approximately 200 million pesos compensation or did they prefer to compensate the Cojuangcos with Billions of pesos. That is the real story . Shame on you  Gil C. Cabacungan, Marlon Ramos, Michael Lim Ubac for trying to manipulate the readers. Shame on you !

  • http://twitter.com/HannahReyes4 Hannah Reyes

    [ “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party
    is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the
    decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two
    years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full
    implementation of the law,” said the senator. ] this clearly shows he wants to change things

  • http://twitter.com/samsy1975 sam sy

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda
    Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices
    appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan
    Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.

    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted
    independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President,
    unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
     

  • http://twitter.com/HannahReyes4 Hannah Reyes

    anyhow, this article makes no sense.

  • carla facio

     this issue had been on air for almost 20yrs now. 

  • carla facio

    this issue had been on air for almost 20yrs now. 

  • http://twitter.com/HoneyBautista2 Honey Bautista

    It’s been too long there needs to be a change of it, but people part of this trial are trying their best for this. 

  • pia lacsamana

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

  • http://twitter.com/MiraBuena1 Mira Buena

    [ “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.] for example, this shows he’s trying to make a point.

  • pia lacsamana

    As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should
    not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in
    the decision.

  • pia lacsamana

    Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to
    distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the
    Hacienda

  • http://twitter.com/MiraBuena1 Mira Buena

     this article is too twisted and it’s making readers think so negatively. let it be an inspiration for others when it comes to struggle.

    • KpTUL

       Exactly ! The fact that they did not mention on how these 3 appointees voted for the cost of just compensation is a clear manifestation of manipulation. The 5Billion compensation is the essence of it all. This is purely manipulative journalism. I wish inquirer editors would be more prudent since they start to behave like an internet blogging site than a respectable tabloid. Gone are the days !.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CF4ZGP3NUBUSGYENFBOVHQ2GX4 Brando

    Better to abide in the rule of our laws. This government, must have the guts to accept the fact, that Hacienda Luisita is no more to the Aquino-Conguanco clan. ByeBye 5 Billion

  • http://twitter.com/CWaray Cecil Waray

    ayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.
    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.

  • KpTUL

     The authors of this article are surely twisting the story ! 
    Of
    course they all voted for the distribution of the land because there is
    no where else to go. In fact the Cojuancos have already given up the
    idea of keeping it. But the real question is, were they in favor of the
    approximately 200 million pesos compensation or did they prefer to
    compensate the Cojuangcos with Billions of pesos. That is the real story
    . Shame on you  Gil C. Cabacungan, Marlon Ramos, Michael Lim
    Ubac for trying to manipulate the readers. Shame on you

  • http://twitter.com/CWaray Cecil Waray

    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the hacienda to farm workers.
    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
    Majority of public are stupid if they fall for this.

  • KpTUL

    The fact that they did not mention on how these 3 appointees voted for
    the cost of just compensation is a clear manifestation of manipulation.
    The 5Billion compensation is the essence of it all. This is purely
    manipulative journalism. I wish inquirer editors would be more prudent
    since they start to behave like an internet blogging site than a
    respectable tabloid. Gone are the days !

  • http://twitter.com/CWaray Cecil Waray

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.
    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.
    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis. With reports from Christine O. Avendaño and Kristine L. Alave

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Bah, dividing HL into dozens of tiny plots? Totally unproductive.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      unprodutive for the cojuancos…hahaha

    • FernandoBusi

      what? give me a 10000 sqm lot and i will make it productive for a 200K investment return from farming could be 2M … if it becomes unproductive it will be because government under pnoy is sour graping and failed to provide support services and proper education to the farmers.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    penoy…wala ng dahilan para manatili ka pa sa pwesto….

    pinatakbo ka ng angkan para mapanatili ninyo ang hacienda, pero talo na kayo…sumbat at sipa ang aabutin nmo kay peping at danding…

    remember, MALAKI ang ginastos ng angkan mo nuong eleksyon para manalo ka….umabot ng isang bilyon…so, ung puhunan nila, nawala na parang bula…they were expecting a 10 billion payment…but now it is just 196 million…malaking kalugihan ikaw sa kanila…hindi man lang napantay ung gastos nila sayo…so, resign na….

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.
    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.
    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.
    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.
    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

  • Guest

    Yeah right. Only Noytards will believe this lying POS.

  • kajaime

    in a democratic country, everything has a price. land owned privately and given to the people should receive just compensation. walang libre sa demokratikong bansa tulad ng pilipinas…

  • oraman

    Angara huwag mo na kami linlangin… ang sinasabi mo ang 3 appointees ni Aquino gusto pagbayarin ang gobyerno sa halagang 5-10 bilyong piso para sa Hacienda Luisita na na-aayon sa sinabi ni Aquino noong fair and just compensation for land owners.Bata ka pa sinumgaling ka na…

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.
    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.
    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the hacienda to farm workers.
    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text message.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.
    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.

  • http://twitter.com/MiraBuena1 Mira Buena

    They’re trying to be fair as much as they can. It’s not easy doing all this, but they’re still trying to work things out. Maybe we can be more supportive towards Angara’s situation, that’s just his ways.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.
    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to reporters.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.
    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to reporters.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed
    the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they
    are awarded the land.

    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita
    farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for
    genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary
    general.

    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.

    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain
    vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously
    deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.

    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to
    distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the
    Hacienda,” said Echanis.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.
    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”
    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even
    as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It
    has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I
    would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the
    implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict
    partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the
    Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009,
    which extended for another five years the land acquisition and
    distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
     

  • jeffrey zhao

    Independence???????? While they wanna give Aquino clan with 10billion????

    • oraman

      natumbok mo ang isyu

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    he Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.
    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to reporters.
    Waive payment
    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.
    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    he Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda
    Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices
    appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan
    Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted
    independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President,
    unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.

    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the
    Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had
    not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.

    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the
    Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to
    reporters.

    Waive payment

    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court
    decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the
    present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive
    payment.

    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free
    since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from
    the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’
    turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social
    justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said
    Casiño.
     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.
    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.
    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.
    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis.

  • kilabot

    say goodbye to your senatorial dreams, cong. angara. you are just one of them pnoy prostitutes.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda
    Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices
    appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan
    Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.

    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted
    independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President,
    unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.

    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the
    Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had
    not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.

    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the
    Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to
    reporters.

    Waive payment

    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court
    decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the
    present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive
    payment.

    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free
    since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from
    the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’
    turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social
    justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said
    Casiño.

    Effect on Corona

    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court
    decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the
    Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his
    impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to
    distribute the hacienda to farm workers.

    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would
    not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing
    to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text
    message.

    Asked if the tribunal’s ruling would have any positive effect on
    Corona, Quicho said: “Yes, [it shows] that he is upholding the rule of
    law and is not afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is
    right.”

    “The independence of the judiciary must be protected and respected,” he added.

    Tranquil Salvador III, also of the defense, said he believed the high
    court “decided based on the merits of the case, that being the mandate
    of the Constitution.”

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court
    decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the
    Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his
    impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to
    distribute the hacienda to farm workers.

    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would
    not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing
    to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text
    message.

    Asked if the tribunal’s ruling would have any positive effect on
    Corona, Quicho said: “Yes, [it shows] that he is upholding the rule of
    law and is not afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is
    right.”

    “The independence of the judiciary must be protected and respected,” he added.

    Tranquil Salvador III, also of the defense, said he believed the high
    court “decided based on the merits of the case, that being the mandate
    of the Constitution.”
     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.
    Be vigilant
    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.
    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.
    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.
    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even
    as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It
    has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I
    would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the
    implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict
    partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the
    Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009,
    which extended for another five years the land acquisition and
    distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Centerpiece

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the
    senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”
     

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the
    Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to
    reporters.
    Waive payment

    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court
    decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the
    present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive
    payment.

    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free
    since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from
    the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’
    turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social
    justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said
    Casiño.

    Effect on Corona

    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court
    decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the
    Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his
    impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to
    distribute the hacienda to farm workers.

    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would
    not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.

    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing
    to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text
    message.
     

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    I thought Corona was an intelligent person. How can he think like this?

    Or maybe that’s what he would like the people to think.

    For him.

    Bogus.

    Kilala ka na namin.

    Magnanakaw.

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

      quimbo, ikaw ba yan?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      Siguro ikaw ang magnanakaw,

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      CJ Corona wealth accumulation is not thru politics,which maybe some would have become, but those Fillipinos who doesn’t know that much becomes judgmental,

  • FernandoBusi

    Hala di ba law firm ni Pinochio Boy Tupaks ang nag handle ng kaso na to for the Cojuangco’s? Wow nawala yung 500 million fee nila …

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      Yong may masamang hangarin sa kapwa ay na karma tuloy,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

    Another one of those yellow spins…ANGARA-pal mo talaga!!!

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the
    implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict
    partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the
    Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009,
    which extended for another five years the land acquisition and
    distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Centerpiece

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the
    senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each
    party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect
    the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with
    two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full
    implementation of the law,” said the senator.

    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court
    ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.

    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we
    should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious
    motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market
    value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to
    agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.

    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to
    respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I
    can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.

    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.

    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.
     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    The Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President, unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.
    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.
    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.
    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to reporters.
    Waive payment
    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.
    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.
    Effect on Corona
    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the hacienda to farm workers.
    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text message.
    Asked if the tribunal’s ruling would have any positive effect on Corona, Quicho said: “Yes, [it shows] that he is upholding the rule of law and is not afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is right.”
    “The independence of the judiciary must be protected and respected,” he added.
    Tranquil Salvador III, also of the defense, said he believed the high court “decided based on the merits of the case, that being the mandate of the Constitution.”

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    Corona’s counter attack?

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even
    as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It
    has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I
    would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the
    implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict
    partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the
    Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009,
    which extended for another five years the land acquisition and
    distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Centerpiece

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the
    senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each
    party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect
    the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with
    two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full
    implementation of the law,” said the senator.

    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court
    ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.

    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we
    should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious
    motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market
    value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to
    agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Corona’s counter attack?

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even
    as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It
    has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I
    would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the
    implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict
    partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the
    Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009,
    which extended for another five years the land acquisition and
    distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Centerpiece

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the
    senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each
    party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect
    the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with
    two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full
    implementation of the law,” said the senator.

    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court
    ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.

    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we
    should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious
    motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market
    value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to
    agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

     1989 valuation instead of the present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive payment.
    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’ turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said Casiño.
    Effect on Corona
    A defense lawyer of Chief Justice Renato Corona said the court decision may have a positive effect on the public perception of the Chief Justice, who has claimed that Mr. Aquino pushed for his impeachment because the Supreme Court ruled in November 2011 to distribute the hacienda to farm workers.
    However, Rico Paolo Quicho said that the high tribunal’s ruling would not have a direct effect on Corona’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
    “The Supreme Court’s decision is a collegial decision and has nothing to do with the impeachment of the Chief Justice,” Quicho said in a text message.
    Asked if the tribunal’s ruling would have any positive effect on Corona, Quicho said: “Yes, [it shows] that he is upholding the rule of law and is not afraid to face the consequences for fighting for what is right.”
    “The independence of the judiciary must be protected and respected,” he added.
    Tranquil Salvador III, also of the defense, said he believed the high court “decided based on the merits of the case, that being the mandate of the Constitution.”
    Corona’s counter attack?
    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.
    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.
    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    he Supreme Court’s final ruling on the distribution of Hacienda
    Luisita to farm workers showed the independence of the three justices
    appointed by President Benigno Aquino III, Aurora Representative Juan
    Edgardo Angara said Tuesday.
    “It tends to show that the Palace-appointed justices acted
    independently and did not pay a debt of gratitude to the President,
    unlike what we saw in the past,” said Angara in a text message.

    A Malacañang spokesperson begged off from giving a reaction to the
    Supreme Court ruling on the sugar estate owned by Mr. Aquino’s  family.

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace had
    not yet read the high court’s decision on the valuation of the land.

    “We will defer to the Office of the Solicitor-General and the
    Department of Agrarian Reform on this,” Valte said in a text message to
    reporters.

    Waive payment

    Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño said that while the court
    decision to peg just compensation to the 1989 valuation instead of the
    present market price was praiseworthy, the Cojuangcos should just waive
    payment.

    “The Cojuangcos should just agree to distribute the land for free
    since the Cojuangco family had already profited several times over from
    the land since 1958. He (President Aquino) said it was the farm workers’
    turn to benefit from the land. If agrarian reform is indeed social
    justice then a P1 compensation for the Cojuangcos would suffice,” said
    Casiño.

    Effect on Corona
     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    mpeachment trial of Corona.
    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.
    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.
    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.
    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
    Centerpiece
    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.
    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”
    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.
    Be vigilant
    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.
    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.
    “But the Hacienda Luisita farmers and farm workers must remain vigilant and frustrate every maneuver of the Cojuangcos to continuously deny them of their hard-won victory,” the KMP leader said.
    “Mr. Aquino must immediately abide by the high court’s decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita and direct his family to let go of the Hacienda,” said Echanis.

  • http://twitter.com/jenelynguzman jenelyn

    Corona’s counter attack?

    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.

    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.

    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.

    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

    Centerpiece

    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.

    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.

    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.

    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.

     

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.
    Be vigilant
    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.
    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.
    “Their (Luisita farmers) victory will serve as an inspiration to other farmers to continue with the struggle,” Echanis said.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.
    Senator Pia Cayetano said that as a lawyer she was called upon to respect issuances of the high court. “I haven’t read [the decision], so I can’t comment on the merits, on the details,” said Cayetano.
    She begged off from commenting on whether the ruling had something to do with the impeachment trial.
    “I don’t know … our issues here are already controversial. Let’s not link them to those things,” said Cayetano.
    Be vigilant
    The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas hailed the Supreme Court decision as it urged farmers to be vigilant until they are awarded the land.
    “The Supreme Court decision is a big leap forward for the Luisita farm workers and the Filipino peasantry’s life-and-death struggle for genuine agrarian reform,” said Randall Echanis, KMP deputy secretary general.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.
    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
    Centerpiece
    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.
    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”
    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.

  • http://twitter.com/MaciasMam Marci Macias

    Corona’s counter attack?
    Three senators said everyone should respect the court decision even as they refused to connect this to the impeachment trial of Corona.
    “I refuse to impute malicious or other partisan political motives. It has nothing to do with the impeachment. Definitely, that is what I would like to believe,” said Senator Gregorio Honasan.
    He cautioned against politicizing a program that was supposed to benefit farmers.
    “Is this the Chief Justice’s counter attack? When you talk of the implementation of a very important law, Carper, we should not inflict partisan politics on the program,” said Honasan, referring to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform-Extension with Reforms.
    The senator was at the forefront of the passage of Carper in 2009, which extended for another five years the land acquisition and distribution program of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
    Centerpiece
    As the chairman of the Senate committee on agrarian reform, the senator was the main sponsor of the Senate version of the measure.
    Honasan noted that agrarian reform was the “centerpiece program of the administration of the mother of the President.”
    “The high court in the land has ruled. According to the law, each party is authorized a motion for reconsideration. We now have to respect the decision of the highest court of land. So we’re hoping that with two years remaining in the Carper this will set the tone for the full implementation of the law,” said the senator.
    Senator Aquilino Pimentel III was not inclined to link the high court ruling to the pending impeachment case of the Chief Justice.
    “As long as the (Supreme Court) did not change the doctrine, we should not put any sinister motive into the decision, or malicious motive in the decision. The doctrine really is that the fair market value should be fixed at that time of the taking (of the land subject to agrarian reform),” said Pimentel.



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