By Philippine Daily Inquirer
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.
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.
By TJ Burgonio
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.
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.
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).