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DAR chief: We’re doing our best

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Virgilio-de-los-Reyes

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes on Wednesday said he stands by his record in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and explained the many challenges attendant to taking away private lands to give these to farmers.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fire Abad, ally urges Aquino

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An ally of President Aquino has made a personal appeal to him to let go of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to restore the credibility of his “matuwid na daan” (straight path) reform agenda.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CARP drives division deep into farmers’ ranks

ANGRY messages are attention-grabbers in the protest rallies of militants demanding genuine reforms, like this one during the 26th year of the  Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program  in June held by farmers near the Aquino residence on Times Street in Quezon City. LEO M. SABANGAN II

Agrarian reform continues to divide groups calling for equitable land distribution but can’t agree on how it should be done.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

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Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Hacienda farmers still pray for land

One month after President Aquino junked the petition of owners of Hacienda Matias in the southern part of Quezon province to exempt the 1,800-hectare estate from land reform, farm tenants are praying for the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to immediately start handing over the land to them.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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