By Tonette Orejas
Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.
By DJ Yap
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.
By Vincent Cabreza
There are too many agencies in the country that issue land titles, so the government has been studying plans for their merger or reorganization to speed up rural development programs like the agrarian reform, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said last week.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Tina G. Santos
As the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) expires on June 30, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the dioceses to help ensure that the social justice program launched by democracy icon Corazon Aquino 26 years ago would serve its purpose.