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Aquino fails to meet land reform target


President Benigno Aquino III

MANILA, Philippines—They risked their lives for his mother in the twilight of the Marcos regime and voted him for president in 2010 but now more than 5,000 peasants from across the country are marching on Manila because the Aquino administration supposedly has chalked up a record in agrarian reform that is worse than all the other post-Edsa administrations.

In an open  letter, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo has asked President Benigno Aquino to meet with the peasants on the Lakbayan (national march) and listen to their concerns about the “consistent under-performance” of his administration in implementing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and CARPer (CARP with Extensions and Reforms).

He said the farmers would ask Aquino to use his “enormous political capital” to finally cause the distribution of the more than one-million hectares of farm land that are still “CARPable.”

“They will be coming to the nation’s capital to knock on the hearts and minds of the nation and call their attention to the gridlock in the CARP. They come at great risk and expense because they have nowhere else to go but to their President,” Pabillo said.

The farmers are from haciendas and plantations in Negros, Davao, Bukidnon, Bicol, Quezon, Batangas and other areas.

“The church has known them – these farmers risked their lives for Cory (Mr. Aquino’s mother, the late President Corazon Aquino) and believed her promise that CARP would liberate them from the bondage of serfdom,” Pabillo said.

“They voted for P-Noy because he represented their last chance of realizing their dream of owning their own land,” he said.

Pabillo said records showed the Department of Agrarian Reform under Aquino has been “consistently under-performing” in implementing the CARPer, particularly its land acquisition and distribution (LAD) provision.

“This is shown by the huge backlog of 1,093,000 hectares of agricultural lands. In 2011, it only accomplished 54.6 percent of its national LAD target,” Pabillo said.

“In Negros Occidental, the current DAR only managed to distribute 1,798 hectares in 2011. The DAR will have to work at 20 times its current pace to meet its targets,” he said.

Pabillo said there has been no significant movement in the 135,199-hectare total provincial backlog as of January 2012, and no notices of coverage has been issued on large estates.

“The DAR performance for the first six months of 2012 is expected to be equally dismal,” Pabillo said.

“The current DAR administration has recorded the lowest CARP accomplishment when compared to all DAR-CARP administrations,” he added.

“With this appalling situation, farmers and tillers become restless and desperate. They fear the winds of August 2014, the end year of the extended period of CARP. They have fought for land reform for decades and fear that it will all be for naught,” he said.

Pabillo said the farmers would urge the President to fulfill the promise of CARP by distributing all the remaining “carpable” lands and by providing the necessary financial and other support services that would help them become successful owner-cultivators.

“This is the meaning to them of the President’s campaign promise of a “daang matuwid” and “P-Noy para sa mahirap.” Such a judicious use of political power also results in dividends of food security for all, of job creation and rural development,” Pabillo said.

At least 5,200 farmers began their March last Friday led by Task Force Mapalad (TFM) composed of landless farmers from 321 haciendas in Negros.

In Mindanao, 100 farmers from Davao provinces and Bukidnon marched from Malaybalay to Kisolon town, the first leg of their three-day journey up to Cagayan de Oro City, TFM said.

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Tags: Church , Land Reform , Politics

  • pilosopo4

    We might have to wait to elect a leader who is not a big landowner…our country just witnessed the impeachment of a CJ under the guise of fighting corruption but in truth simply to protect the landowners…

  • pilosopo4

    Pray hard..this is a afight for justice..the farmers who till the soil and provide food to millions of people are still treated bad..very sad.

  • linsanity17

    NOYNOYING at his best

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JW3SV7ZIGLJCJMECO2IUN7GCCU smiley

    Pnoy, please listen to the poor tenants and not to the rich landlords. They(tenants) had supported you, now its your turn to build the “daang matuwid” to them, one big time!

    • pangitbudhiko

      the rich landlord only account for about 3% of the population the 5% are the middle income group and the92% of the population are below the poverty line.

      This 92% of the population will break abnoy’s presidency. Keep  ignoring the pleas of your constituents, and you are looking right into the eye of a civil war.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    good evening……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    kung walang corrupt walang mahirap…bakit ngayon dumami ang mahirap….IBIG SABIHIN NUN DUMAMI RIN ANG CORRUPT….

    • Marx Louis Wang

       hindi… nagsisimula pa lang naman tayo, a!

  • weeewit

    Ang hilig talaga sumawsaw sa issue ng mga Bishop ng CBCP..
    Nawala na kasi Pajero at SUV benefit nila kaya panay tira sa present admin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      anu ngayon problema mo. ikaw anu ba karaptan mo makisawsaw?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      pag sumasawsaw ang bishops sa mga issue na pabor kay Pnoy, nagrereklamo ba kayo? nong impeachment, nagrereklamo ba kayo na sumasawsaw ang bishops against Corona?

  • Marx Louis Wang

    di ba ang dapat na trabaho ng bishop ay alagaan ang moralidad at spiritu ng mga mamamayan? para mabawasan ang single mother kasi padagdag pa sa poverty kapag nabuntis.

  • billy gunner

    what do we expect from a hypocrite… his daang matuwid is already tumutuwad!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2B7LI3JSKHATUAA6N4IOQP2X4 Estenieta

      You know what  Billy ? The DA-ANG  MATUWID   ay TUMAWID  na at ngayon at TUMATAWAD  NA,   na sana  pabaya-an na lang siya  NA TATAWAD at ayaw niyang  magsign ng Waiver  dahil  makita ang kanyang  mga itinatagong mga Dollars,.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KLIYLABZ3SMHDG6UUXVFSJC7GQ rpacute

    CARP Law is land for the landless farmers.  Not just for land distribution.   90% of lands that where distributed are now either idle or were already sold by the beneficiaries.   I am against Carp not because I am a land owner, but because I saw how farmers either abandon or sell them.  These previously productive land will now become idle and will never again reach its full potential again.

    Look at Vietnam, CARP law was successful because the beneficiaries tilled the land and not sell them for a quick buck.  Also, they gave the land  to real farmers and not just people who do not own land.

    • duviz7533

      correct ka dian,pare ko,walang pagkakaiba ang mga yan sa proffesional squatters,kasi naman ginamit nila ang issue na ito,kaya nakatulong sa panalo nilang mag ina,ayan balandra sa hacienda luisita.pati si justice corotong nadamay

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    I am pro-poor and for farmer rights to live in dignified manner.

    But giving the farmers the land they till for the sake of title of ownership will not provide them with proper means to live in comfort. Globalization will make it so. Globalization calls for efficiency and cheaper price. A Filipino farmer will not win the battle against mechanized farming because he has no capital for modernization. In western countries, one farmer can run thousands of hectares of farmland using machines. He can support thousands of his non-farmer fellow citizens and he can export surplus to other countries.

    I doubt if one Filipino farmer can support his own family using the old ways of farming.

    Let’s accpet it, our economy is based on capitalism and its incentive is profit. Land reform is a socialist agenda. The two will not mixed.

    There are other ways to help our farmers. Let’s revise the labor code.

  • indiosbravos2002

    CARP is a big failure. We all know that. Almost 30 years after edsa, no president has effectively executed this law. If CARP is messed up, dont blame Aquino because the law itself is defective. The law has too many loopholes that landed families can take advantage of.

    • duviz7533

      yeah,not blame pnoy for this issue but he and his mom use this issue to be elected

    • linsanity17

       agree…this president is now employing that same loopholes to his benfeits…truth is he never cares about the farmers, the poor and “tuwid na daan…he has his own defective agenda

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2B7LI3JSKHATUAA6N4IOQP2X4 Estenieta

      Yes do not blame  Abnoy.blame  the  ex-chief Justice Renato Corona. In every  failure this president  has , he always blame it on others, that  is his  Da-ang matuwid.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      And after more than 10 years in both chambers of Congress did Aquino bother to plug the loopholes to ensure his mom’s centerpiece program will be truly implemented?

  • INQ_reader

    Mag-ingat lang sana ang mga magsasaka. Huwag papadala sa infiltrators tulad noong sa Mendiola Massacre. Ipapahamak lang kayo nila.

  • FClive

    So the archbishop is banging the president?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    It’s now time to turn the table on Pnoy.  After influencing the Congress, Prosecutors, Senate, media in successfully convicting Corona, Pnoy now says “Waiver?  Me?  What for?”.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2B7LI3JSKHATUAA6N4IOQP2X4 Estenieta

      Martin, hindi po mangyayari  dahil ang  mga alipures ni Abnoy sa Congress ay marami, MARAMI PONG  BU-AYA sa congress na sipsip AT MGA KAWATAN!

  • PepingCo

    Paano uusad ang CARP under kay PNoy kung kapartido nya ang mga may-ari ng mga hacienda? Pati nga pamilya ni Mar Roxas ay kapit-tuko din sa hacienda nila sa Visayas.

  • tonyoks

    Pabillo said the farmers would urge the President to fulfill the promise of CARP by distributing all the remaining “carpable” lands and by providing the necessary financial and other support services that would help them become successful owner-cultivators.
    this pabillo is one demagogue trying to cultivate and sow instability among the landed and the farmers…
    alam naman nyang ang mga lupang kinasasangkotan ng mga ‘magsasaka” na yan ay pag-aari rin ng mga super hacienderos na nagkukumahog na wag silang mahagip na kagaya ng nagyari sa HLI.

    Naghahanap ng gulo at damay itong obispo na to tapos maunti unti ni Noy ang kanyang mga benefactors.

    ingat lang sa mga taong kunyari maamong tupa, obispo baga, yon pala ay mga alagad ng kapalaluan…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      labo ng point mo

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OJJSR3DRSMJO65L64BWJQ7ARPU Art D

      not making any sense dude. You are trying to slam Pabillo  by agreeing with his sentiments?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Q63DUTCNJJKCYNURT4A4C6QZJM marco

    mga brgy abNOY ito dpat ang pagtuunan nila ng pansin dahil ang mga tao sa malacannag ay sila ang dahilan nag pagihihirap ng mga taong bayan ..abNOY and roxas mga lupain na dapat sa mga magsasaka ibalik nyo…..

    akala ko ba matwid na daan? hahahha san na daan yan?  Abnoy and Roxas..magsalita kau

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63EF7GX4LHS3IQZGWJD2ZQU72M ganda

    sorry nalang po kayong mga magsasaka..di kayo family friend ni aquino ..di kayo kagaya ni domingo lee na kahit denied as ambassador sa china eh sinulong parin at binigyan ng puwesto as special envoy …sorry nalang kayo di kayo family friend

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJWOSERENIZQCR35IJH6SLXBUI cali

    its high time the state tax the properties of the church. Better yet, also have the church properties be included in land reform for mass housing for the squatters!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OJJSR3DRSMJO65L64BWJQ7ARPU Art D

      that may be a good idea but  better start executing what you already have as law first before muddying the waters with new bills.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    meron na rin namang SOLID  na ACCOMPLISHMENT ang aDmin na ito ah,,,,,, WANG WANG

  • UsoUso82

    Welcome news ito sa bansa! The Pope is telling today that the priest + nuns, to stop focusing on social agenda and instead focus on abortion, same-sex marriages, pills,etc. Hoping that these people have read it. However, after all the political moves by Pnoy, their Warrior & King of Change in this poor nation, i hope that they will will be true & correct for backing this guy. Let us then wait until the end of this year if Pnoy will do something? We are the most prayerful country of the World today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    dapat ibigay yan sa magsasaka kung may kasunduhan na ang farmers at aquino-conjuangco family para matapos na ito…kung balang araw man kung binenta ulit nila ang lupa nila ay wala na silang reason para ibalik pa sa kanila ang lupa…maski mahirap ka…

    • ptoprin


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OJJSR3DRSMJO65L64BWJQ7ARPU Art D

    Now that the smoke has cleared, is the administration ready to walk the daang matuwid?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPO7MNM2MBE5D32XTN3GUYY2XM rolando

    how do you expect the agrarian sector to compete globally if you distribute these lands to thousands of farmers?  do you think they  will care about research and development in creating better yielding coconuts, rice, corn or sugar cane? or will they depend on the government to develop the farm for them?  my guess is they will just squander the land and produce more children to farm for them.  and they will wonder why they have not improved their well being and blame the government for giving them the responsibility of tending for themselves.

  • nolibalasi

    magandang isipin ang magkakaroon ng sariling lupa. ang problema ay kung meron bang sapat na puhunuan ang mga magsasaka para palaguin nila ang kanilang lupa. meron kasing mga insidente na binbigyan sila ng lupa pagkatapos wala naman clang capital para palaguin ang lupa. ang nangyari ay bininta din nila ang lupa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      ang agrarian reform kase ay di dapat natatapos sa pamamahagi ng lupa kung ang programa ang pagbabatayan. ang transpormasyon ng lupa into a productive parcel of land for the peasant-turned-landowner ay part ng programa.

      support services are part of the entire agrarian reform process.

      • nolibalasi

        at yan sa palagay ko ay doon nagkukulang ang ating gobyerno….

  • acaldejr

    This Bishops, really, are not contributing in improving lives of poor Filipinos, but making it worst.  OMG!   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      too yellow a comment. dapat objective lang, kung tama ang administrasyon purihin, pero kung may kailangang improvement ipaalam sa kanya. hindi nakakatulong ang sobrang idolatry. aakalain ni aquino na tama talaga sya tapos in the end marami nang nasusuklam sa kanya kase pinaniwala sya ng mga maling bagay ng kanyang blind followers.

      • acaldejr

        Opinion mo lang yan!  Majority pa rin ng tao sa Pinas ay well support nila ang programa ng current administration.  Minority lang kayo.  Di lahat ng gobyerno ay perpekto pero sa tingin ko mas sincere ang gobyernong ito sa kanilang programa and I do support it.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        opinyon mo rin lang yan. hindi minority ang opinion that land should be distributed to the tillers. 

        ang minority ay ang opinion mo that filipinos should be blind followers of aquino

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

      Have you ever seen a malnourished bishop? Very rare. Karamihan akala mo puro tabaing baboy. Puro masasarap ang pagkain.

  • walaKA

    Everyone should know the law on CARP before lashing their hearts out..Napakasimple sabihin na “i-distribute ang lupain na nasa ilalim ng CARP”..Isang bagay ito na dapat hindi na sinasawsawan ng simbahan..Bishop Pabillo, bakit po hindi na lang ang pagtuunan nyo ng pansin ay kung paano ninyo maiitaas ang moralidad ng mga Pilipino, paano maging isang responsableng magulang na hindi lang ang iisipin ay ang magpalaki ng pamilya at kapag nakaranas ng kahirapan ay sisisihin ang gobyerno? May ginagawa mo ba ang simbahan para mapigilan nag patuloy na paglobo ng populasyon na syang humihila sa pag-usad ng ekonomiya?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FDDNRT65UQX2MA463JWDZZRMA drifter

       Stick to the issue at hand. The issue is your President’s dismal performance on CARP.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      so dapat hindi na rin nakikisawsaw ang church sa issue ng corruption? dapat tahimik na lang sila at wag kakampi kay aquino sa paglaban sa katiwalian?

      o pag pro-aquino, ibang usapan na sa inyong mga dilawang panatiko?

  • Francis81

    Ang mga Yellowtards sinasalamin ang mentalidad ng mga Cacique na mga Cojuangco, masyadong minamaliit ang kakayahan ng mga magsasaka, pati mga obispo na nakikibaka para sa hustisya ay siniraan.

    • indiosbravos2002

      The bishops are just riding on the issue.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YGXLUOXS2N4R3HR26HXEUBMA6Y odi g


  • cute79

    gusto yata ni pabillo maging pulitiko eh,mlapit na kasi ang eleksiyon kaya panay ang pangisawsaw s pulitika.

  • jurbinsky77

    As far as I know, the farmer should initiate the application for land reform. In Hacienda Luisita, the     sacadas were encourage to file by outside influences. Take the cases of Arroyo and Ledesma haciendas in Negros, in the former, only a handful among the sacadas will receive parcels of land, after a big publicity by the Arroyos, in the latter, the sacadas are not that daring to annoy the owners of the sugar plantation.

  • ptoprin


  • Pusang Gala

    Malaking catching up iyan for Pnoy.

    Nakakatawa lang, yung mga nagsasabing biased daw ang PDI, sila din yung bumabanat ngayon sa news nato. hahahahahaha . ngayon fair news na.

    sige good luck sa kalokohan nyo

  • ptoprin


    • tekateka

       iisa lang kayo ni @nonato eh… kano ba bayad sa inyo… sali mo naman ako.. wanna be part of the ‘yellow zombies’

      • ptoprin


  • jurbinsky77

    Sacadas from sugar cane plantation.
    Farm hands from fruit plantations; bananas, pineapple, orange, etc

    They should file agrarian reform application in their local DAR offices. 

    By the way, I have an observation with regards to the church.

    There have been natural calamities in the country and even when the people are dying, in pain and hunger, the doors of the churches are locked from the inside. Is this the policy of the Catholic Church?

    If this bishop is trying to introduce the Central America-originated, Liberation Theology. It is too late, the world had seen that the only thing it will do is it to make martyrs, but not in the name of Christ.

    For several years, these bishops and priests were in good terms with Gloria Arroyo. Did they remind Gloria about the backlog, especially that unpleasant development in the Arroyo hacienda in Negros. The bishops were very happy having 4Runner or Trailblazers or CRVs while the priests were given less expensive ones.

  • nonato

    MGA OBISPO ANG DAPAT NYONG LINISIN ANG bakuran NYO…PAPANO NA YUNG MGA NAABUSO NG MGA PARI KAGAYA NG na RAPE, NAANAKAN TPOS YUNG MGA NAGSASABONG NA PARI..HIHIHIHI..KAKAHIYA!!! DAMING PARI NA fafa at chickboy din pati choir sinusyota yan ang katotohanan ..kaya wag maging epokrito mga padir!!!!

    • tekateka

       bro, sali mo naman ako sa brigada nyo.. kano ba bayaran ng ‘yellow zombies’?

      • nonato

        Bro ofw ako di ako bayaran sorrry mapera ako!!! majority ng mga kababayan ntin dito supportado si Pnoy kasi alam na sincere sa ginagawa nya…Di katulad ng idol mong pandak sinusuka dito!!! 

  • katabay1106

    Do you expect a haciendero to align himself with the farmers? Of course not, he will protect the interest of the landlord, the rich and his political supporters, the oligarch. Let us wait for a president who really understand the problems of the poor and the landless. But looking at the way our poor habitually voted for the political dynasty, we may have to wait for a very long time. Maybe until  the next generation.

  • jurbinsky77

    A harsh dictator was elected to govern a moribund nation.
    His first act was issue a decree to admonish the catholic church hierarchy to be silent and not delve into the affairs of the state. The last statement in the decree was a warning “Any bishop or priest caught violating this decree will be sh_t, survivors will be sh_t again”.

  • joeldcndcn


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

      Bishop Pabillo, please do not interfere with the political business of the government. Just mind your own flocks and shun from doing any extra-business. Farming is not your line. Alam mo ba gumamit ng araro? Gets?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        It is not about farming, it is about agrarian reform. gets? and agrarian reform is social justice and like the general issue of poverty it is an issue of the church. maybe your church doesn’t care about social justice at puro dasal lang alam. the catholic church is not like that. 

        uhugin pa si aquino sa panahon pa ni marcos ay kasama na ang agrarian reform sa issue ng catholic church. gets?

      • muddygoose

        Dapat talaga buwagin ang mga hacienda at malalaking landholdings, pero dapat may ipapalit. Pangalawa, maraming lupa ang hindi maipamahagi dahil nakatali sa korte o may impluwensya ang mga mayari. Pangatlo, matagal nang issue ng simbahan ang agrarian reform, lalu na nung binawi ng gobyerno or pinilit silang ibenta ang mga “friar” lands nung early 1900s. Yung mga friar lands na yan ang mga naging privately owned haciendas na hawak ngayon ng mga pulitiko sa atin.

    • us_sixtycents

      I’m totally going to board on your caravan of hate joel on this one! These guys are worst than politicians!

    • Mister_Expose


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      oh my you have the guts to comment on this issue and you don’t know what agrarian reform is. agrarian reform is not about farming, it is about social justice enshrined in our constitution that aquino as a president should implement. tsk tsk tsk. blind followers of a yellow dogma. 

      • dan4321

        Yes and you are singling out Aquino? Yet before him was Gloria who reigned for how many years,then before Gloria were Erap and Ramos.And you expect Aquino to solve it at once?

    • Russell Ariola

      Siguro alam nyang magtanim ng luya kaya pagbigyan na natin na farmer sya.

      Pero ang nakakatawa dito, bakit ngayon lang sila nag-aalsa? Bakit ngayon nila hinihimok etong mga pobreng mga magsasaka na umalma?

      Dapat pala mandugas at mangurakot din si Pnoy para manahimik si bishop Pabillo tulad ng katahimikan ng tutang padre na eto nung panahon ni pekeng pangulong Arroyo.

  • Russell Ariola

    Sinabi na kasing ayaw na nila ng Pajero dahil masikip daw.

    Pnoy ibigay mo na pleess! Toyota Coaster ang trippings ni Bishop Pabillo yun daw 24 -seater kasya lahat ng mga pogings na altar server at mga tropang mompo ni father Rick.

    • Mister_Expose

       Mangumpisal ka kay simeon.

      • Russell Ariola

        Hahahaaaa.. basta ba makakasiguro kang di napalamon ni pandak yang pare na yan ng pagkain galing sa nakaw na yaman.

        On siken toots, wag na lang. Pabinyag na lang akong rizalista! Lol!!

  • Mister_Expose

    Napaka walang galang at modo ng mga yellow zombies.  Ang simbahan ay tumutulong lang sa mahihirap na taong bayan.  Their intentions is to help the poor and ask assistance from PNoy.  Malamang 1 or 2 tao lang with different accounts ang gumagawa ng tasteless na comments dito.  Pinagpapalit nyo ang inyong kaluluwa sa pera.  Kayo ang nakakaawa at nakakahiya. Sino ba ang nauunang lumaban sa corruption, di ba  ang simbahan? Sino dito sa Pinas ang tunay na lumalaban sa coruption? ang kongreso, senado, si simeon ninyo. Talagang ang moral decay ng ibang pinoy eh grabe na.  

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Napaka walang hiya talaga ng mga tangahanga ni Fake Pres Pandak!

      • Russell Ariola

        Hahahaa… sa pera lang yan.

        Pag napiit nang tutuhanan si pandak at na-freeze na lahat-lahat ng pera nya, wala nang tatanggapin yang mga poser na mga yan at mananahimik na lang sila sa gutom.

    • opinyonlangpo

      Very good point. First they help put to power the most corrupt president, then they supported her blindly. Oooopss you just implied the church is the first to fight corruption. And just because they got some benefits like free vehicles, I hope not in exchange for their souls. And just because this admin has exposed it, for them, this administration is not doing anything right. Its your perception.

    • Leonardof

      Mister, your memory is very,very short. You had forgotten already the pajero bishops.

  • pinoy917

    Pwede ba Pabillo, itikom nyo na lang mga bibig nyo sa pulitika!  Kaya tayo gumugulo pati kayo sawsaw ng sawsaw sa usapan at pagpapalakad ng gobyerno eh!  Ayusin nyo na lang ang sermon nyo sa simbahan na walang bahid ng pulitika!  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      baka si aquino ang dapat itikom ang madadang bibig and start doing something he sh0uld be doing as president, like implementing agrarian reform as mandated by the constitituion

    • isalexus

      Pinoy anak ka ba ni Lacierda? E Noynoying na talaga ito bakit hindi magrereklamo ang nakakaalam sa walang paggawa ni Kalbo!!??!!

  • $20722540

    what do you expect from this under performing president, yes vindictive but nothing about performance  sorry Philippines

  • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

    Pabillo na naman? Matindi yata galit nitong Damaso na to kay Pnoy kasi yung alipores niyang si Corona na-coronahan ng guilty verdict.  Siya din nagsabing kahit anong resulta daw ng impeachment, failure pa rin si presidente.

    Katulad din si Pabillo sa mga taong hatak sisi sa pangulo, kahit problemang nag-ugat pa sa mga sinaunang panahon.  Pero OK lang sana kung nagbabayad siya ng buwis.  Hindi e.  Puro pakikialam at pambabatikos.  Kung tutuusin mga Damaso ang ugat ng kahirapan sa bansa. Mga paring ayaw pigilang lumobo populasyon ng bansa.  Ugat sila ng kahirapan, pero gobyerno sinisisi.

    • opinyonlangpo

      I agree. Meddling in government affairs is putting it lightly. If only they pay taxes too, that will be billions in addition to the government coffers.

  • opinyonlangpo

    CARP. This is good but ever since it was implemented how many has benefited from it? Until now the land is still concentrated to few landed families. In the past administrations, how many haciendas has been distributed to the farmers? At least during this administration, one was distributed to the farmers.

    Coming from Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, I think the land owned by the catholic church is second only to the government. If really this bishop is for the benefit of the small farmers, why don’t they start first in sharing these vast lands they own to poor landless farmers even if its just a small lot to put up their house? Charity should start first from those who can easily point the blame on others. And since they want a say in the government, it is just right that the church should pay taxes for their lands too. 

  • isalexus

    Tapos na ang pa-drama kay orona! Wala ng entertainment value kaya harapin na ngayon ang ibang suliranin ng Bayan!! Wangwang– stop Noynoying and start some meaningful work for the country! Your vendetta show is over wala ng circus na magtatakip sa iyong walang paggawa as president!! No more circus– so- go work!Your  NOYNOYING is now more noticeable!!!!!

    • batchmatters

      6.4 growth rate in the 2nd quarter. phils one of only 2 promising economies in southeast asia. ganun ba ang walang nagagawa? kayo ang walang magawa dahil puro paninira lang kaya nyo, malaki ba talaga ang nawala sa inyo mula nang maupo si PNoy?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55MHEPHVCLSOOSQQNVLYP4L2GM Jun

    Kasi po napako siya sa Hacienda Luisita.

  • John_Galt_II

    Hayup kayong mga bishop kayo bakit hindi kayo tumigil sa pakikialam! Mga animal!

    • thunderbolt01

       Para magawa ninyo ang pagnanakaw ng walang kokontra?

    • Mister_Expose

       Napakapal mo at walang modo katulad ng amo mo na bakla…magsama kayo.  hahaha

      • John_Galt_II

        Ikaw at yung mga bishops mo ang walang modo. Hindi kayo marunong mag hanapbuhay. Magaling lang kayo manghingi at sa emotional blackmail! Dilihensiya ang gawa niyo para magkapera. Manghihingi kayo ng 100 gagastusin niyo sa sarili niyo ang 90 at 10 lang ang ibibigay niyo sa charity tapos sasabihin niyo charitable kayo. Mga kupal!

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Palabas lang naman yan ng mga Pulitiko ni Tita Cory para makuha lang simpatiya ng tao sa kanya. Mga buwaya sa congreso gusto kaya nilang ipamahagi ang kanilang mga lupain. Eh di na impeach na si Penoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

    I am a catholic and I will always be but i don’t like the church to interfer the affairs of government especially on how to run it. I know the church  is powerful at times but The church comment about the poverty on our country and other stuffs are troubling me. One way the church can help the country reduce its poverty is to inspire their people how to succeed not just praying but how to do it also. wisdom, courage and desire of achieving it must be spoken in the church during eucharist too.. sometimes when i go to church i find it very boring..most of the priest nothing to say about life and its purpose. I believe we are poor because we are not inspired by our leaders from our government and down to our church. I hardly can hear the church speak about money..to reduce the poverty on our country and because millions of people listen to them everymonth they must speak it too because in the bible money are taught also. God bless us!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLHX5BNPBGFWGAP6OVVO4T4ZNY Zil

      Jeo Jagonia….paki sabi kay Bishop Pabillo ang pakialaman na lang nila ay iyong mga pareng nagmomolestia sa mga lalakeng kabataan.  Kapag nasugpo nila iyan ay walang ng kawawang kabataan lalake sa Pilipinas.  Kaya kung ano-ano ang pinakikialaman nila kasi baka mabisto ang baho nila.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

        Tama ka Zil, kalungkot nga isipin! The church must shut up kung hindi naman nila alam paano patatakbuhin ang bansa, i believe impossible sa kanila. The only thing they can do as a church dapat is mag inspire sa tao nila paano ma improve buhay nila.The church must evolve also as the world change! hindi batikos nalang kasi hindi pinakain libre yong mga tao. kaya siguro mahirap tayo kasi yan palagi naririnig natin since bata pa tayo  sa kanila aboloy nalang palagi. I believe kaya tayo mahirap kasi hindi natin alam ibig sabihin ng pera.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLHX5BNPBGFWGAP6OVVO4T4ZNY Zil

    As  usual the politicians in robe are at it again.  Kaya walang mangyari sa bayan natin pati kasi mga pari ay pakialamero.  Pati mga pari namomolitka.  Kung ako sa mga bishop ay kumandidato na lang sila at para sila na ang magpatakbo sa Pilipinas so wala ng problema. Di ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLHX5BNPBGFWGAP6OVVO4T4ZNY Zil

    Siya nga pala kapag presidente na si Pabillo ay sana sugpuin na niya ang mga pareng nag-momolestia sa mga binatilyong Pilipino para naman hindi gumanda na ang mga buhay na mga binatilyo na iyan.  Okay.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      its because he is gay not because he is a priest…there are gays everywhere even in the military…the problem with most of us, we think that a priest is a saint hindi pwedeng magkasala…we need to grew up on this!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WYIHOMXIY3HHQPSTWAQTXHTFJE Juan Luna Ibarrizto

    More than a 110 years since Jose Rizal was shot by the Spaniards in Manila, the Catholic priests are still meddling in the governance of the  country. To be fair it is not only the Catholic church but also the Iglesia and smaller movements in the Catholic church like the El Shaddai. What the churches do not do is encourage their followers to plan their families as the country is bursting in the seams to provide services to Filipinos. Every year millions of young Filipinos come of primary school age and the Department of Education lack school houses, teachers and supplies for these children. If this condition will  continue  the situation will produce illiterate young Filipinos who will turn to illegal means of making money. The problems are endless. The politicians, the court system and the military are overwhelmed.

  • batchmatters

    Maybe, criticizing PNoy is the bishop’s way of camoulaging his own failures in our Church. He should also ask himself, what is his own share that contributed to our present situation.

  • dan4321

    Why single out Aquino? Before him was Gloria who reigned for how many years.Then Erap and Fidel. The farmers,encouraged by the bishops,are now expecting Aquino to make a quick move
    despite the fact that he had barely 2 years.Compound the number of years of the three Presidents before him and expect the present one to solve all the problems?Isn’t it unfair if not

    • thunderbolt01

       Gloria has an accomplishment with regards to the land reform program. She was instrumental in distributing the Hacienda Luisita to the farmers. That is the main reason why cory and abnoy are so bent on demonizing her. abnoy is the current president that is why he should do his part of the job instead of doing nothing about it. Got that?

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

        Overall about Gloria administration for me was a failure.. statistics and records will prove that! We cannot gauge a government or administration in a one or two achievements only. i believe this land reform program from the start is flawed because the government from the start is flawed.from Cory up to the last administration was a failure.. i don’t know yet with this administration right now.. 2016 will tell us then.

    • LLB1057

      “The current DAR administration has recorded the lowest CARP accomplishment when compared to all DAR-CARP administrations,” (kindly see article above). That’s why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

    Dear kabayans, it will take 20 to 30 years to put one country from third world status to the 1st world or developed country. Maybe we are expecting to much from our government that after two years on his administration we want everything in place.. We know it will take time but we must be vigilant to make sure every year our country as whole improves… I believe it’s our leaders and our government accountability but of course with the support of its citizen. 

    • thunderbolt01

      You are dreaming big time. With this kind of unreliable and lying president the country will  just continue to sink in the quagmire of poverty.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeo.jagonia Jeo Jagonia

        you are right thunderbolt if this aquino admin will fail to deliver but for now their is not much we can do but to trust the government but as what i said we must be vigilant on every progress. I know what is the feeling of being left behind by others, bully big time! but as poor as our country right now the potential of opportunities is huge. that is why rich people or organization is very interested in a developing countries because of that..it’s up to us to find it to benefit from it. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    In order for him not to fail land reform target,he has to fail himself first.See it for your self,implement it and polish it your self…

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    I want justice and fairness in my beloved Philippines.This Bishop Pabillo can ask for President Aquino to meet the farmers and speed up the Land Reform under CARP.He is right.Aquino needs to do his job.
    To Bishop Pabillo:
       Call your Pope and ask how much money does the Catholic Church own/hold in the Philippines!! How much land and properties does the church secretly have?
    From the time this country was discovered by the Catholic Spaniards,to the execution of Rizal,up to the present,Filipinos never in their lives know the income of this church in this country!!
       This church needs to pay taxes to the country.Same with all other churches.
    Fair is Fair. Lay it out in the open,Bishop!! This country has been suffering for centuries.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      how does it happened that you know history and yet you do not know where to get an answer to your inquiry?…hent: gov’t agencies are available online so help yourself !

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

          I know my history but i want your Bishop to get an answer for my inquiry,if the Roman Catholic church has got the morals to level with the Filipinos about their wealth.You help your ‘pajero minded” messengers of the Religion of how much are they worth.
          And,what do you mean by:
          1)how does it happened? must it be happen?
          2) hent? must it be hint?
          3) we need to grew up on this? must it be grow?
        Now,you need help on those 3,unless you don’t know.


    Land reform or SOCIALISM, this program will not result in eradicating POVERTY most of these recipients can not make these lands productive.

    How about those poor people working in manufacturing plants, they languish in poverty too, and those homeless, the root cause is CORRUPTION in government, soon we will see what a bad program this one is

    Will this BISHOP present a study on how this program impacted the economy. how many hectares of these lands are barren now, or did it produce more than it was?


    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      Law is law and if he failed to execute as a setting pres. then the country has its real problem…the president itself !!! 

  • Leonardof

    The bishops HAD indeed BECAME detractors to the good governance of Pres. Aquino. NOTABLY. not even one of the bishops ever came out to rally the people, particularly their sheepish flock to adopt the “daang matuwid” in their daily lives. Worst is that the bishops shamelessly sided with the impeached corona. And, here comes a bishop lying to his teeth. saying that the farmers risked their lives for Cory and voted for her.

    It is uncalled for Auxiliary Archbishop Pabilio to blame Pres. Aquino for any delay on the land distribution. There is a government agency responsible for that. Besides, the land distribution undergoes a legal process that even the president cannot circumvent. Perhaps Pabilio needs to be reminded that the land distribution cases , just like the case of the Luisita Hacienda, reached the Supreme Court.

    The church owns huge tract of lands. Give the land to the landless, if not SHUT UP.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      at last, hear someone says there is a government agency in-charge…why did Pnoy spent more time sa impeachment e mayroon namang prosecution panel na in-charge? …purong hipokrito !!!…by the way,Pnoy has the duty to review it’s organizations…its his call kung gusto nya mag-Noynoying —–>xxx

      • Leonardof

        I don’t know where you got the idea that Pny spent more time in the impeachment. I don’t know either if you are the last of the remaining propagandist of corona or a worst insinuator.

        But for the sake of enlightening a misimformed people like you, the President showed his interest in the impeachment because the impeachment of corona is a key to the success of his resolve to eradicate corruption. For if corona is not removed as a chief justce, he will be the biggest stumbling block in the campaign against corruption as well as the prosecution of the most corrupt ex-president.

      • Mister_Expose

         palusot na naman, pareho kayo ng amo mong kalbo

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melchor-Sonza/100002356861753 Melchor Sonza

       tama,,ginamit na nmn nila ang mga farmers,,para  makaganti sa pagtanggal ky corona,,cgurado ba yang pari na yan,,na ang mga magsasaka na yan nagserbisyo sa hacienda ang mga ninuno nila kgaya sa HLI?baka nmn yung iba jan nakisawsaw lng,,bkit ba ang hilig ng mga pari ngayun makisawsaw sa politika?my sarili silang lugar na dpt bgyan ng atensyon,,nkkwala na tuloy ng gana,,laki na nagawa ni pinoy na tulong sa mga mahihirap,,di man nagawa ng nakaraang administrasyon yan,,walang kakuntentuhan kasi,,hilig umasa,,kulang pa ba yung alawans na tinatanggap ng lht ng mahihirap buwan buwan?kung kulang man sila na magdagdag dapat,,,d2 sa lugar nmin saludo kmi ky pinoy,,khit na ang iba di bomoto sa knya,,pero nkktanggap sila ng biyaya,malaking tulong din yun,,,

    • Mister_Expose

         Ang dami mong yelllow post.  May quota ba ngayon ang bayad sa inyo ng malacanang?

  • LLB1057

    The CARP Law (RA 6657) was signed into a law by his very own mother former President Corazon C. Aquino on June 1988. Sec 74 of the said law reads:

    SEC. 74 . Penalties. – Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the provisions of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one (1) month to not more than three (3) years or a fine of not less than one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) and not more than fifteen thousand pesos (P15,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court. If the offender is a corporation or association, the officer responsible therefor shall be criminally liable.

  • Belowthebelt

    So what. Land reform is not the solution to the country’s problems. This is a communist inspired clamor of the previous decades which has to be rethought in light of the inefficiencies in our agricultural sector.

  • spearheads

    Isa lang naman dyan ang sagot ni PNoy. Agrarian Reform is not my priority, as usual ano pa nga ba? Vengeance is my only priority. Nagsasayang lang kayo ng pagod, alam na namin yan.

    • Leonardof

      Nabuhay na naman ang mga Black hacks ni coronarroyo.

      • Mister_Expose

        Leonardof…nagkukunyari ka pa… Si Lacierda ka ano doing overtime.  Siguro kamaganak ka ni valte o lacierda?  Magkano binibigay sa iyo ng malacanang?  Hindi ka ba nahihiya biinenebenta mo dignidad mo? Obvious

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

    Haciendero, mamamahagi ng lupa?
    Para mo ring sinabing bumbay na di nagpapa-utang.
    O abogadong di nagsisisnungaling.
    Guguho muna ang mundo bago magkaroon ng Cojuanco na kusang sisikap para sa interest ng mga magsasaka.

  • JJF724

    Ito ba yong Pari na na exposed sa SUV at supported ni Corona na nawalang din nang mga cash donation from GMA?  Yes it was Cory who signed the Argrarian Reform Law and actually also the one who put HLI under agrian reform.

    Why don’t the Supreme Court just pass all cases of agraian reform and distribute all these lands.  BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A SET BACK FOR OUR AGRICULTURE.


  • pidalcopter2

    The big problem with these so called bishops are they were completely silent about agrarian reform during the 9 long illegitimate corrupt regime of Gloria Arroyo. And to add insult to injury they ride on with her illegitimacy even allowing themselves to be bribed to deafening silence. Now Pnoy barely 2 years at work and these b..stards, rapists and pedophiles are ranting their lungs out about inequalities.. Ano ba Bishop Juan Diablos de Pueblos luma na ba ang Mitzu Monteiro ninyo?  

    • cute79

      BMW nman dw gusto ng mga pari ngayon,d raw sila makahirit ky Pnoy kaya gumawa ng ingay.

  • eckxs


    • Mister_Expose

       Hudas, ikaw ba yan

      • eckxs

        sino bang hudas sinasabi mo si BISHOP PABELLO….HEHEHEHE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Bakit hindi tingnan ng mga obispo kung sino sa mga kakulay nila ang malalaking land-grabbers … gusto pang angkinin ang buong metro manila … hahahaha!!!

  • pangitbudhiko

    mahirap makipagkaibigan sa isang bakla, mga walang isang salita ang  mga iyan.  and the best example is abnoy. Una hilung talilong ang pagiisip ng mga kagaya ni abnoy and diyan gusto niya pekpek tapos gusto etet tapos gusto naman niya puwet, kaya  hilung hilu tapos meron pang side entertainment andiyan pa si joshua. wala nga  performance as a president of the Philippines

  • Marx Louis Wang

     sino ang talagang gusto mo noon? kung nanalo si villar, pihado lalong dadami ang chiks na kita ang singit na magsasayaw sa entablado. hindi ba plataforma ito ni villar?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    MAG 3 YEARS NA ,,UMPISA PA BA YUN???? dapat kahit papaano sana nagbawas man lang…..ang kaso itinaas lahat pati toll gates…eh sinong nakakaraming dumadaan dyan eh di mahihirap din

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OJJSR3DRSMJO65L64BWJQ7ARPU Art D

    Don’t attack the messenger, rebut the criticism against this administration not implementing the rule of law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

    nong binabanatan ng mga obispo si corona, galit din kayo sa mga obispo dahil nakikialam sa pulitika?

  • nonato


  • nonato

    Bro, bka antok ka pa ata.. .Kaya galit ang mga pari sa administrasyon dahil sa RH BILL which is kailangang ipasa na dahil lomolobo na nag populasyon ng pinas,pangalawa wala ng nakukuhang grasya ang mga pari at puros na nadidisgrasya na yung mga dating gahaman sa pwesto at pera na naglalagay sa kanila. . .asan ba tayo ngayon?ganun pa din dahil nakadepende tayo lasi sa relihiyon na mga epokrito …at least kahit papano di na lantatran ang korapsyon ngayon ang kailangan na lang natin tulungan ang gobyerno at itulak ang RH BILL…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

    bro baka ikaw ang inaantok. ang land reform ay issue na ng church sa panahon pa ni marcos. ang social justice ay part na mismo ng isang papal statement matagal na panahon na, at may isang departamento ang CBCP, ang National Secretariat for Social Justice na ang ginagawa lamang ay tulungan ang mga communities sa issue ng social justice, kabilang ang agrarian reform. 

    sa departamentong ito ay si bishop pabillo ang head. ayan puro kase rh bill lang nasa utak mo at si aquino kaya wala kang sense of history and perspective.

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