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Senate body to summon Napoles, Luy, Tuason to Malampaya fund scam probe


Janet Lim Napoles allegedly had links to 12 non-government organizations that cornered P900 million in Malampaya funds released to the Department of Agrarian Reform in 2009 to help typhoon victims, and she and former officials of the agency will be asked about their alleged roles in the transaction before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

Posted: December 1st, 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 »

No DAR record of Gregorio as Batangas landowner


The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has no record of Laureano Gregorio Jr. either as a landowner or as a farmer beneficiary in Rosario, Batangas province, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Monday.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Race begins to extend DAR powers to secure lands

Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

The race has begun to pass a measure extending the authority of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to subpoena landowners and secure lands meant for agrarian reform, the chair of the House committee on agrarian reform said here on Monday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | 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 »