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Mindanao farmers call for passage of stronger agrarian reform bill

THE NATIONAL Statistical Coordination Board recently declared that farmers are among the least paid workers in the country with an average daily wage and salary of P156.8. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Hundreds of farmers from Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon are pressing for the passage in Congress of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), saying it would be the only way to free them from poverty and debts.

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

Palace to Luisita farmers crying abuse: Prove it

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma: Prepared to work with Senator Poe  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Those who are accusing President Benigno Aquino III’s relatives of harassing farmers of Hacienda Luisita should prove their claims, Malacañang said Sunday.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

125 farmers can’t own Luisita land


Farm workers, some of them leaders of the group that filed the landmark case that led to the distribution of lands in Hacienda Luisita, have been disqualified as land reform beneficiaries.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAR land distribution extended

Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the measure that would allow the Department of Agrarian Reform to continue acquiring and distributing land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program for two more years.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR chief: We’re doing our best


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 »