By Leila B. Salaverria
, TJ Burgonio
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
Agrarian reform continues to divide groups calling for equitable land distribution but can’t agree on how it should be done.
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.