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Half of Luisita tillers now have own farms

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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 »

DAR employees ask: Why deposit storm donations in private account?

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is asking its employees to help their colleagues in areas affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by depositing donations to the personal bank account of Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes’ right-hand man.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to help Luisita farmers boost production

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Farm workers who are poised to receive parcels of land from the Hacienda Luisita sugar estate may avail themselves of support services from government agencies to boost their productivity, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said Thursday.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

’Twas fiesta, Christmas in whole Bondoc Peninsula

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It was a fiesta, Christmas and New Year rolled into one in several villages of the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province on Wednesday after the farmers there received their certificates of land ownership under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DAR installs 13 farmers in Negros

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Oriental Province has installed the 13 farmer-beneficiaries to a 10.6-hectare landholding formerly owned by Trison’s Development Corp. in San Jose town, Negros Oriental.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DAR Cebu plants trees to mark Carper

IN celebration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (Carper) anniversary, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Cebu provincial office will hold a tree planting today in Carcar City, southern Cebu.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DAR Cebu, NegOr state university ink deal

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Cebu provincial office has partnered with the Negros Oriental State University (Norsu) for the conduct of agrarian reform community connectivity and economic support services (Arccess) project that will benefit 258 sugarcane farmers in Medellin and Bogo towns in northern Cebu and 780 rice farmers in Toledo City and the towns of Asturias and Pinamungajan in southwest Cebu.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DAR to install farmer beneficiaries in Tabogon

A TOTAL of 33 Tabogon farmers will be installed in the landholdings of Mendy Agricultural Development Corp. and ASPAC Rural Bank. The landholdings of Mendy Agricultural Development in barangay Mabuli, Tabogon have a total area of 16.7759 hectares, while that of ASPAC Rural Bank in barangays Manlagtang and Managase involve 14.7932 hectares. Both landholdings are [...]

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DAR chief: We’re ready to distribute the land

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes on Thursday said he was prepared to distribute Hacienda Luisita to its workers once the Supreme Court decision ordering this becomes final.

Posted: November 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court orders vote on Hacienda Luisita

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FIELD OF DREAMS Benigno Palad, 61, tends to his sugarcane field at Hacienda Luisita while waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision on the final disposition of the estate. RAFFY LERMA

The hope that there would be land for farmers of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) will have to be put to a vote yet again. The farmers will again have to choose whether they want to have their own land or shares of stocks in the hacienda owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III, [...]

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hacienda Luisita farmers disappointed over SC ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Hacienda Luisita farmers expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision allowing them to choose between stock distribution or land distribution in their ownership of the sugar plantation, according to a statement they issued Tuesday, shortly after the high court released its ruling.

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC gives Luisita farmers 2 options: Stock or land

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Farmers of Hacienda Luisita can either opt for stock distribution or land distribution, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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