Alma Rabena, 44, a longtime tenant of the vast Hacienda Matias in San Francisco, Quezon, in the province’s Bondoc Peninsula, said this year would be her most memorable Christmas as she received on Friday her certificate of land ownership award under the government’s agrarian reform program.
President Benigno Aquino III may have unwittingly endorsed the hottest product of Davao Oriental—chili sauce—as enterprises and farmers in the province are now trying to cash in on the product’s newfound fame.
Holders of ancestral land titles here, who do not belong to any indigenous community, are now facing lawsuits seeking to nullify their ownership of lots that are supposedly exclusive for indigenous peoples (IPs).
The boat carrying millions of pesos worth of smuggled rice from Sandakan, Malaysia, which mysteriously disappeared from the port here after it was seized by Navy men, was intercepted off Sulu on Wednesday.
When a dog bites man, don’t kill it.