By Jo Martinez-Clemente
Most were happy, others were overwhelmed, and still others were confused, even angry, as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Wednesday released the final list of 6,212 beneficiaries of the sprawling sugar plantation owned by the family of President Aquino, which was ordered distributed to its workers by the Supreme Court.
The final list of beneficiaries of 4,915 hectares in Hacienda Luisita will be released in the first week of February, moving the distribution of a large chunk of the sugar estate owned by the family of President Aquino toward the last stretch, according to Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes.
By Tina G. Santos
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will limit its cash assistance program to the health and medical needs of its beneficiaries—for now. The PCSO said it was implementing new policies aimed at instituting reforms in the agency and, thus, would not be able to support charitable and nongovernment organizations that rely on its funds for their [...]