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Aquino won’t heed bishops, to keep DAR chief

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

He may be under fire from Catholic bishops, but Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes isn’t going anywhere.

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

Revamp DAR, 78 bishops urge Aquino

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After going head to head with the Aquino administration over the reproductive health measure, the country’s Catholic bishops are taking issue with the government on another one of their obsessions.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CARP extension OK but not necessary, says DAR chief

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes on Friday welcomed the proposed five-year extension of the agrarian reform law, but said it was “not necessary, but it won’t hurt either.”

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR not about to be abolished, says Secretary de los Reyes

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes on Saturday allayed concerns that his department was on the verge of being abolished, saying there was still much to be done in the agency beyond the completion of the government program to distribute land to farmers.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Woman legislator doubts Aquino promise to farmers

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Pampanga Representative Anna York Bondoc .www.congress.gov.ph

The Aquino administration is “sure to fail” in its commitment to complete the agrarian reform program because it has not been allocating the necessary budget for it, the vice chairman of the House committee on appropriations said.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Land reform fund depends on farm purchases

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The actual allocation of the P150-billion total budget for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms (CARPer) have to depend on the Department of Agrarian Reform’s ability to meet its targets for land acquisition and distribution (LAD), Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said over the weekend.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Church upbeat Aquino will keep word; militant farmers wary

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Catholic Church leaders on Friday expressed confidence that President Benigno Aquino III would keep his word on the full implementation of agrarian reform, but vowed to remain vigilant to make sure that land distribution to farmers is completed by 2014 as promised.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DAR needs to distribute 961,974 hectares in 2 years

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At least 900,000 hectares of private landholdings are slated for acquisition and distribution in the last two years of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said in a report.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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