By Tonette Orejas
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) finished distributing copies of the certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) to more than 6,000 farmworkers in Hacienda Luisita on Friday despite questions and protests raised by some beneficiaries.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has submitted 5,092 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to the Register of Deeds in Tarlac province, representing the bulk of the 4,099 hectares of land that will be distributed this month from the 6,443-ha Hacienda Luisita, according to Anthony Parungao, undersecretary for legal matters of the DAR.
By TJ Burgonio
The distribution of lot allocation certificates (LACs) in Hacienda Luisita should finally put to rest any fears that President Benigno Aquino III was unwilling to part with the family-owned sugar estate, Malacañang said on Friday.
By DJ Yap
It took eight months but President Aquino’s promise to 63-year-old Dorita Vargas, one of the long-suffering faces of the agrarian struggle, has finally borne fruit.
By DJ Yap
Another doomsday prophecy? Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes on Friday said Catholic bishops appear to have their own prediction of doomsday—this time on June 30, 2014—the same day the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) expires.