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Santiago to DAR: Probe ‘astonishing Hacienda Binay story’

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday asked the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to investigate how businessman Antonio Tiu managed to acquire huge tracts of land that now form part of a 350-hectare property in Rosario town, Batangas province, allegedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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

DAR land distribution extended

Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the measure that would allow the Department of Agrarian Reform to continue acquiring and distributing land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program for two more years.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR chief: We’re doing our best


Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes on Wednesday said he stands by his record in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and explained the many challenges attendant to taking away private lands to give these to farmers.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR sees wider land reform coverage

Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) plans to place more farmlands under the agrarian reform program after civil society groups submitted lists for notices of coverage (NOCs) and President Aquino certified as urgent bills that would allow the agency to issue such notices even after June 30, an official said.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Land distribution unfinished business


When President Aquino steps down in June 2016, the land distribution program may be left unfinished because of pending court cases, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes admitted on Wednesday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »