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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 »

Half of Luisita tillers now have own farms


More than half of 6,212 farm workers have been installed as landowners in Hacienda Luisita, a vast sugar estate in Tarlac province on which the family of President Aquino lost control after the Supreme Court favored ownership by tillers in a landmark decision in 2012.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Landless farmers picket DAR office

Workers load newly harvested sugarcane stalks in Barangay Mabilog in Concepcion town, Tarlac province. The area is part of Hacienda Luisita. INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

Dozens of landless farmers picketed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Thursday to call attention to the slowness and ineffectiveness of the agency in implementing land reform before the June 30 deadline.

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