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Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

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

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


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 »

Aquino assures farmers gov’t will complete CARP

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church to monitor land distribution under Carp

Quezon farmers march from Lucena City to Manila on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, to demand the completion of the government’s land reform program and the return of the coconut levy fund. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »