By Tonette Orejas
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.
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
, Erika Sauler
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday asked the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to investigate how businessman Antonio Tiu managed to acquire huge tracts of land that now form part of a 350-hectare property in Rosario town, Batangas province, allegedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court dismissed the petition for habeas data filed by jueteng (illegal-numbers game) whistleblower and President of the Whistleblowers Association Sandra Cam, which she sought for protect saying she was subject of persistent surveillance activities following her disclosure of a list of personalities involved in the pork barrel fund scam.