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Aquino won’t sack Abad, De los Reyes — Palace

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Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to sack Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Malacañang on Tuesday reminded the public that the President has already previously addressed the issue.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CARP drives division deep into farmers’ ranks

ANGRY messages are attention-grabbers in the protest rallies of militants demanding genuine reforms, like this one during the 26th year of the  Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program  in June held by farmers near the Aquino residence on Times Street in Quezon City. LEO M. SABANGAN II

Agrarian reform continues to divide groups calling for equitable land distribution but can’t agree on how it should be done.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

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Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. 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.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,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 »

Land reform slowed down by poor gov’t land system–DAR chief

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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.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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