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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 »

Aquino asked to reform DAR to complete agrarian reform targets

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ of the Philippines (CBCP) urged President Aquino on Monday to institute changes in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) so that his administration could complete the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by 2016 as he had promised.

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

DAR: Land distribution may continue

DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. PHOTO from www.dar.gov.ph

Some 8,410 landholdings comprising 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be covered by the agrarian reform program three days before the law expires, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Saturday.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,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 »

2 foreign-funded projects in Central Luzon suspended

Two major foreign-assisted projects in Central Luzon have been suspended while another has been delayed due to several reasons, among them a review by the Office of the President, an assessment of designs and operational issues, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) said.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »