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House can’t pass Carp extension bill as Christmas gift to farmers

FARMERS continue to dream of agrarian reform, bringing their aspirations with them in protest rallies like this one at the Department of Agriculture held in June. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The House of Representatives majority leader said it is not possible to pass this year the bill extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) until 2016 as a Christmas gift to farmers.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers urge DAR to treat case vs Aquino kin as CARP dispute

A farmers’ group said a trespassing case involving five farmers and a company owned by relatives of President Benigno Aquino III should be treated as an agrarian dispute instead of a criminal case.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protesters seek audit of land reform data

Newly released government statistics that reported the distribution of 4.6 million hectares to more than 2.6 million farmers have been questioned by a farmers’ group, which demanded an audit of the supposed accomplishments.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More doubts on Tiu claim

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Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Antonio Trillanes IV and the blue ribbon subcommittee chair, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, continued to doubt Antonio Tiu’s claim of ownership, especially after he submitted Thursday a one-page memorandum of agreement with Laureano Gregorio to back his testimony on his P400-million purchase of the property.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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

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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 »