What Went Before: Hacienda Luisita farmers’ saga

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In 2003, Hacienda Luisita farmers, claiming a stock distribution option (SDO) failed to uplift their living conditions, filed a petition in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to revoke the arrangement.

The SDO is a scheme under the 1988 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) that allows workers to own shares of stocks instead of land. Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) was the first corporation to employ the stock option, in 1989.

In 2004, violence erupted during a strike at the hacienda that left seven persons dead. The incident focused national attention on the plight of the workers and led the DAR to cancel the stock distribution agreement a year later.

In 2006, a temporary restraining order was issued by the Supreme Court after HLI raised the issue to the tribunal.

In 2010, a compromise deal, which promised a P150-million financial package for the beneficiaries, was signed by HLI and various unions in the estate.

Farmers lined up in August 2010 to receive their share of the P20-million first tranche of the financial settlement. The balance of the package, HLI said, would be released once the Supreme Court approved the compromise deal.

However, in July 2011, the high court upheld the DAR’s revocation of the SDO and called for a referendum to allow farmers to vote again on whether they want land ownership or shares of stock.

In another ruling issued in November 2011, the court rescinded the SDO and voted 14-0 to distribute the hacienda.

In April 2012, the Supreme Court rejected with finality a bid by HLI to secure at least P5 billion in compensation for its estate, affirming its previous ruling basing the value of the sugar plantation at around P196 million on 1989 prices when the SDO deal was hammered out.

The DAR began the process of identifying the beneficiaries in May 2012.—Inquirer Research

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  • watsupdoc

    After the DAR started identifying and processing the beneficiaries, P-noy initiated the impeachment of Corona to continue the chronology of the Hacienda Luisita saga.  After that, P-noy is asking P10 Billion as compensation for the hacienda.

    • etnador

       ang galing mo naman saan mo nakuha yung balita na si P-noy ang humihingi ng 10 billion na compensation? mukha ka tuloy TANGA sa comment mo na yan…

      • watsupdoc

         Haller.  Where have you been?  You must be reading only the column of Esposo.  Expand your reading horizon.

  • Kareen Grace Lacorte

    I am just wondering, will the people claiming the hacienda and will eventually be granted their share be able to till the land with meager financial capacities?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    How much longer will the farmers be waiting?

  • JasonBieber

    This ‘What Went Before: Hacienda Luisita Farmers Saga’ could have easily been entitled

    What Went Before: Why Chief Justice Corona Was Impeached

    and

    Why GMA is being attacked and persecuted by Aquino

  • Albert Einstien

    they cant change HISTORY no MATTER how much DISTORTING they would like to window dressed it….like what ninoy did to the COUNTRY by exposing the govt secret claimof sabah in 1968…from 1968 to 1986 the beginning & finalization of PHILIPPINE degredation to the ABYSS of POVERTY & CHAOS..now 2013..just look around sans the propaganda & paid surveys..just compare criminality, poverty, unemployment & prices of everything from 1986 to present..the AQUINOS promises for 27 years for progress, peace & prosperity are ALL LIES & they put us in this dire situation ….so sad…
     
     
     
     
    WHAT is HISTORY TELLING US!
     
     
     
    TIMELINE…
     
     
     
     
     
    “The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D.
    1861..from CHINA to RP…..change of name…..the Cojuangco family can be traced back to Hong Chian( hongjian FARMERS village ) in Tongan province, China. Former President Cory Aquino’s,great grandfather was the first generation of the Cojuangco clan that came to the Philippines in 1861. His actual chinese name, Mr. Co Yu Hwan change his name to Mr. Jose Cojuangco.
     
     
     
     
    1900 Philippine revolution- ysidra cojuanco, BECAME one of the RICHEST at age 32
     
     
    Part One: Seeking the Holy Grail on Good Friday ( just google it )
     
     
    ” Encarnacion a friend and confidant of Dońa Ysidra, she is also the daughter of Eulalio Saulo who confirmed to her the story as one of the military escorts of the gold shipment to Ysidra. As far as we know this is the first direct evidence of a Cojuangco (and Ysidra at that) admitting what many Luna contemporaries long alleged, that the source of the Cojuangco fortune was the gold commandeered by Luna and regularly turned over to Ysidra. The combined assets controlled by the Cojuangcos total about P200 billion. To recover such wealth under Article 11, section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, one must go to court, and pay a filing fee of half a percent of the amount to be recovered, or P1 billion unrefundable win or lose. Who has that kind of money to risk ? “……
     
     
     
    1900 Antonio Luna-Cojuangco Affair.alleged .DIVERTION of REPUBLIC’s FUNDS (now called PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG ) ..see their story ..REVOLUTIONARY GOVT of AGUINALDO easily LOST to AMERICANS due to the MISSING REPUBLIC’s TREASURE that should be USED for buying FOOD & MEDICINES as well as for paying soldiers & recruits…..
    1944 JAPANESE Collaboration ( MAKAPILI tawag sa mga pilipinong TRAYDOR dati )-Benigno Aquino SR…..captured in japan & sent here in the Philippines charged with TREASON !……
    1968 SABAH-exposed the RE-TAKING by marcos … Benigno” NINOY” Aquino Jr. he is a a FRIEND of malaysian leaders,on his clandestine with fake passports ( not heroic in fact that is a crime on itself ) return to RP;(wikipedia) —-Logan International Airport on August 13, 1983, took a circuitous route home from Boston, via Los Angeles to Singapore. In Singapore, then Tunku Ibrahim Ismail of Johor met Aquino upon his arrival in Singapore and later brought him to Johor to meet with other Malaysian leaders Once in Johor, Aquino met up with Tunku Ibrahim’s father, Sultan Iskandar, who was a close friend to Aquino…….
     
     
    .NO WONDER ..pres. cory & noynoy will not claim sabah.. …….SABAH has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,”The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.”…………
    NINOY Aquino was imprisoned on charges of murder and subversion. He was found GUILTY of subversion and sentenced to death in November 1977. ( MARCOS the MERCIFUL )This was commuted into exile to allow a humanitarian medical treatment in the United States in 1980, accompanied by his wife. According to some through the efforts of Imelda Marcos convinced Pres. Marcos to be merciful..International media called marcos the merciful…even US president bush & reagan were FANs of marcos………………..
     
     
    1987 SPRATLY-cory aquino allowed entry of china in spratly islands..and in 1988 went to her RELATIVES in china & celebrated with them instead of DEFENDNG or filng a protest against china intrusion…and in 1988 ENTRY of chinese WARSHIP in ur territory and established outpost there….NOW they are claming the WHOLE SCS……………………
    CORY …freed all TOP communist & muslim rebels & members…then WAR ensued in all fronts….DEATHs abounds…REBELS group now became strong enough and asking TERRITORies in the south ( milf ) & CPP asking the pnoy govt to be PARTNERS in governance..the cojuanco-aquino clan .until now after 27 years of PROMISES of progress, peace & prosperity ..are NOWHERE to be found…despite daily propaganda & paid surveys …only their KKK’s became richer & richer day by day ………..
     
    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY …WHY RP is so POOR now…1968 is the SOURCE of the EVIL CALVARY & CAUSE of UNENDING CHAOS…..it was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established………………………….
     
     
    LO & BEHOLD …rubbing salt to injury for peaceful loving citizensshe freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory FREED the enemies of the STATE ( who killed hundred of thousand citizens & govt forces & displaced MILLIONS of families ) ……ninoy was RUMOURED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular & routine coups ..& the REDS are becoming more INFLUENTIAL & more POWERFUL in the CORY govt….AFP forces loyal to marcos are still there ..MNLF became more POWERFUL…..with the POLITICAL uncertainties..foreign powers suspended their interest in phil. DEUTERIUM………………………….
     
     
     
     
    CORY was merely an accidental president USA wanted originally RAMOS to be the next caretaker president….in 1983 when aquino died ( NINOY rumoured as CIA agent ) CIA was infuriated SUDDENLY foreign banks stopped granting loans to the Philippine government & AMERICAN INVESTMENTS withdrwn…FDI’s stop coming in….” Defense. CIA. Everybody wanted to bring him down. But Reagan, they had a close personal relationship,” MARCOS won “With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said ………………………….
    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ? MARCOS was a victim of ECONOMIC assassins………………….and why BOSSWORTH & HABIB forced marcos to signed five decrees..Marcos signed the five presidential decrees as did Bosworth and Habib, as witnesses. When the Americans were about to leave, the President said, “You know, gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there’s a coup plot being hatched.” The two were stunned. “Mr. President, we know nothing about this,” Habib said. “Why would we go through with this charade?” ( as ongpin admitted  & witnessed 2/25/13 pdi )……………………..
     
     
     
     
     
     
    CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )…………….
    LO & BEHOLD..what is the CONNECTION of SABAH & HACIENDA LUISITA, MUSLIM REBELLION , MNLF REBELLION & CPP-NPA REBELLION..? ……………….
     
    what is the the connection of AQUINOS & LEADERS of MALAYSIA ?…………. ANSWER 1968……………HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968……………………adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new state..giving away territories not even within his power to give!…………………..Now
    2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt acting as MALASia spokeperso & COLLABORATING with MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!………………………………………………
     
     
     
     
     
    let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

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