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Farm leader’s slay linked to fight for land

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FARMERS from the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province gathered in February this year in Mulanay town to receive certificates of land ownership award for some 480 hectares of land under the government agrarian reform program. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The killing of a peasant leader here is being linked to a land conflict that is threatening to turn again the Bondoc Peninsula into an agrarian reform powder keg.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon solon defends family vs Aquino tirades

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House Minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez on Tuesday defended his family from the tirades of President Benigno Aquino during a campaign sortie of the administration senatorial ticket in Quezon province.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Landowners building fences to keep CARP recipients out–NGO

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Big landowners on the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province are fencing their properties to stop agrarian reform beneficiaries from taking possession of the land that had been awarded to them, a leader of a nongovernment organization said Friday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers facing coco theft raps stay in hiding

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Now it can be told. More than 20 farmers from Bondoc Peninsula, who have long been wanted on what they said were trumped-up charges of coconut theft, came out of hiding and quietly attended the land distribution program in Mulanay, Quezon, on Wednesday.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Governor decries ‘politics’ in land distribution

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Quezon Gov. David Suarez on Friday expressed disappointment that because of politics, he was left out of the historic land distribution event in Mulanay, Quezon, on Wednesday.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

’Twas fiesta, Christmas in whole Bondoc Peninsula

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It was a fiesta, Christmas and New Year rolled into one in several villages of the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province on Wednesday after the farmers there received their certificates of land ownership under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 DPWH workers dead in gun attack in Quezon

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Three road workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Quezon’s Bondoc Peninsula district were killed and four others were injured in an attack on Friday in Mulanay town, 136 kilometers southeast of this city.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR urged to speed up land distribution

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

Leaders of the Bondoc Peninsula farmers in Quezon province on Monday dared Agrarian Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to be decisive and hasten the distribution of land to beat the deadline of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: November 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov asks archaeologists: Keep digging in Quezon

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In this March 1, 2011 photo released by the Philippine National Museum, Filipino archeologist clean the area around a limestone coffin at Mount Kamhantik, near Mulanay town in Quezon province. Government archeologist have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines with limestone coffins of a type never before found in this Southeast Asian nation, officials said Thursday. AP PHOTO

Quezon Gov. David Suarez called on National Museum officials to continue exploring archaeological sites in Bondoc Peninsula following the discovery of a 1,000-year-old village and an ancient burial ground in the limestone Mount Kamhantik in Mulanay town.

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

30 hurt as bus falls into gully in Quezon

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General Luna, Quezon

A bus plunged into a 10-foot-deep gully along the Bondoc Peninsula highway in General Luna, Quezon, on Wednesday, injuring 30 passengers, police said.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Court orders arrest of 54 farmers

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SUNSET INDUSTRY?  A farmer climbs down a coconut tree after harvesting “tuba,” a local alcoholic beverage, in his grove in Lanao del Norte. Many of the country’s coconut trees are dying, according to a government agency. EDWIN BACASMAS

LUCENA CITY—At least 54 farmers in the Bondoc Peninsula are facing arrest and have turned fugitives after they were charged with qualified theft for doing what they thought was normal for them—harvest coconuts from trees that they had planted.   A leader of a farmers’ group in Quezon said the farmers are in hiding because [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon folk rally vs ‘militarization’

FLOOD INSPECTION President Aquino inspects the Binondo flood control pumping station on Wednesday as government seeks ways to mitigate flooding in the metropolis. The Metro Manila Development Authority operates and manages 51 pumping stations, 21 large pumping stations, 10 small pumping stations and 20 relief pumping stations. Malacañang Photo

Residents of Quezon province trooped to President Benigno Aquino’s personal residence on Times Street in Quezon City Monday to protest the growing military presence in their communities.

Posted: August 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmen identify 8 of 11 slain rebels in Quezon clash

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San Narciso

Lawmen have identified 8 of the 11 New People’s Army rebels slain in a fierce 30-minute gun battle in the remote village of White Cliff, San Narciso, Quezon on Saturday.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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