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Women’s group shows there’s life after Luisita

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Hacienda Luisita workers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It is harvest time in the sugar plantations.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

He wanted land for farmers but got Muntinlupa instead

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(Second of a series)   It hasn’t been easy for peasant leader Jaime Tadeo.   Tadeo remembers with a wry smile that he once asked then President Corazon Aquino for land for the farmers, but got himself instead a cell in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, which means tiny land in Filipino.   [...]

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Peasant tells Aquino: You are our only hope

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(First of four parts)   The few minutes she was allowed to talk to President Aquino in Malacañang’s stately Maharlika Hall on June 14 gave her a new lease on life.   Dorita Vargas, 63, did not miss the chance to reveal how she raised her six children—all girls—after her husband abandoned her and she [...]

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmers lift protest fast at DAR office

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

Farmers demanding the ouster of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes have lifted a weeklong hunger strike following a dialogue with Cabinet officials over the weekend.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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