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Mercado donates portion of ‘Hacienda Binay’ allegedly under his name

Ernesto Mercado

Heeding Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III’s call, former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado donated on Tuesday a portion of the so-called “Hacienda Binay” property in Rosario town, in Batangas province allegedly registered under his name.

Posted: November 18th, 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 »

Antonio Tiu said he was ‘renting’ Batangas‎ property–DAR chief

Antonio Tiu (5)

Antonio Tiu, the alleged dummy of Vice President Jejomar Binay, told the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) that he was only renting the controversial property in Batangas province, DAR Secretary Virgilo De Los Reyes himself told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR budget halved from P20B to P10B

Budget secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad on Wednesday submits  to the House of Representatives P2.606 trillion proposed national budget for 2015. MARC JAYSON CAYABYAB

The budget of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has been halved from P20 billion in 2014 to just over P10 billion in 2015, but the agency isn’t worried, its secretary said on Thursday.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace CARP order unenforced

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A farmer leader in Quezon province’s Bondoc Peninsula area assailed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its failure to start the distribution of the 1,700-hectare Hacienda Matias in San Francisco town two months after Malacañang gave the order to do so under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »