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Farmers get 800 ha in agrarian hot spot

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.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CARP defeat in Luisita seen in sale of farmlands

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The sale of land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), prohibited by the agrarian reform law, continues in the estate owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III, according to farm workers.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Justice remains elusive for slain Luisita workers in Tarlac

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VIOLETA Basilio (right) weeps during the protest action for the victims of the 2004 Hacienda Luisita Massacre where several sugar workers, including her only son Jhaivie, died during the bloody dispersal. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

About 500 people on Sunday gathered at Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Tarlac City, a property of the family of President Aquino and the site of a riot 10 years ago between government forces and striking workers, to demand justice for the seven men killed in that bloody event.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers urge DAR to treat case vs Aquino kin as CARP dispute

A farmers’ group said a trespassing case involving five farmers and a company owned by relatives of President Benigno Aquino III should be treated as an agrarian dispute instead of a criminal case.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Santiago wants ‘Hacienda Binay’ distributed to farmers

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday filed a resolution expressing the Senate’s sense that a vast farm allegedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay should be distributed to farmers if covered by the agrarian reform program.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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