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CARP beneficiaries fighting eviction jailed

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THE ARRESTED farmers in a police vehicle as they are brought to a detention cell in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga province. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Police on Wednesday detained for several hours five farmers who fought the demolition of structures in a 130-hectare agrarian reform area in Barangay Maimpis here that a Malacañang order declared to be nonagricultural, paving the way for its sale to a mining company.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers march on Palace demanding true reform

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Different militant organizations and farmers march towards Mendiola near Malacanang palace in Manila from Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City, Monday, on the last day of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) law. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER

About a thousand farmers marched to Mendiola in Manila on Monday to mark the expiration of what they called “bogus” Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and then called for free distribution of lands to farmers.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR: 78,000 hectares not yet covered by land reform

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A farm worker carries harvested sugarcane at Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND OREJAS/ INQUIRER

With only three days left before the lapse of the already extended land reform law, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said Saturday 8,410 landholdings involving a total of 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be distributed.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Women farmers lay claim to 80,000 ha for CARP

FARMERS call this machine “halimaw” or beast, blaming mechanization for loss of income. ANSELMO ROQUE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

The Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) has filed petitions for the issuance of notices of coverage (NOCs) for agrarian reform of more than 80,000 hectares of land nationwide in a bid to have these distributed to landless women farmers.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino assures farmers gov’t will complete CARP

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President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III met with a select group of farmers on Tuesday, assuring them that his administration has always been and would remain to be “committed” to distributing lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) before the end of his term in 2016.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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