President Aquino is serious in implementing CARP—Secretary Delos ReyesINQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III is serious in implementing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), said Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes in an interview early Wednesday on Radyo Inquirer with co-anchors Susan K, Den Macaranas and Captain Dylan Halili.
“The President is very serious in pursuing land reform. In fact, he has given the Department of Agrarian Reform this year a big, if not, more than enough, budget for us to accomplish what we have to do,” said Secretary delos Reyes.
In the same interview, he also tackled the basics of CARP, the problems besetting the implementation of the law, especially on land acquisition from private owners and distribution to farmer-beneficiaries.
He also tackled issues on ill-gotten wealth, private lands and the Hacienda Luisita.
He assured the farmers marching to Malacañang from Mindanao that he, together with Budget Secretary Butch Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Social Secretary Dinky Soliman, will face them and have dialogues with them on their scheduled arrival on June 8.
For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer. Totel V. de Jesus, INQUIRER.net