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DAR chief urged to issue CARP notices of coverage immediately

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

Mindanao farmers, supported by the Catholic clergy, the Task Force Mapalad (TFM) and several other groups, petitioned Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes on Wednesday to immediately issue notices of coverage (NOCs) on more than 270,000 hectares of land all over the country.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao farmers to march to Palace, press for land distribution


Disgruntled Mindanao peasants – who remained landless even as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program is about to end after 25 years of implementation – will embark on a long march to Malacañang from this city starting on Monday (May 26) to press the government to distribute large tracts of land owned by a few families.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Paje bats for oil palm plantations on idle land

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje proposed the conversion of some eight million hectares of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Many PH towns still without fire trucks – Roxas

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said here Wednesday the government planned to acquire hundreds of police cars and fire trucks as one-third of the country’s municipalities still did not have fire trucks and those that had were having to make do with 20-year-old models.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Northern Mindanao described as HIV-AIDS hot spot


Health officials say Northern Mindanao is now a hot spot for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) after 30 new cases were recorded in the region during the first quarter of the year alone.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »