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Firm owned by Aquino kin says 358 ha CARP-exempt

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A company owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III has asked the Tarlac City government to reaffirm the nonagricultural classification of a 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita in a bid to save that part of the estate from compulsory acquisition by the national government.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR to set installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries next month

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

The Department of Agrarian Reform has expressed confidence it will be able to complete the installation of land reform beneficiaries of the Hacienda Luisita sugar estate by next month but warned that “outside forces” may try to disrupt the process.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Luisita land deal: Aquino kin underpaid, says ex-justice

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The company owned by relatives of President Aquino has complained to the Department of Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (Darab) that it was underpaid for Hacienda Luisita lands acquired by the government for agrarian reform in Tarlac province.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC names 3 members of panel to audit sale

The Supreme Court has appointed a three-member panel to conduct an audit of the P1.3 billion in proceeds from the sale of 580 hectares of the Coujangco-owned sugar estate Hacienda Luisita and gave it 90 days to do the job.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hacienda proceeds to be examined by farmers’ chosen audit firm

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has granted the request of farm worker beneficiaries from Hacienda Luisita to have their preferred auditing firm to examine the books of Hacienda Luisita Inc. and Centennary Holdings Inc.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace welcomes congressional probe on Luisita compensation

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

Malacañang on Monday welcomed a congressional inquiry on the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) alleged overcompensation of the Cojuangco family for the turnover of Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe sought into Luisita price

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is seeking a probe into the alleged excessive mark-up in the compensation handed to the relatives of President Aquino for the 4,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita that was distributed to tenants in Tarlac.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino kin got P167M in ‘interest’

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A WORKER chops newly harvested sugarcane stalks in Barangay Mabilog, Concepcion town, Tarlac province,  in Hacienda Luisita, an estate owned by relatives of President Aquino. LYN RILLON

The payment that relatives of President Benigno Aquino received from the government for some 4,000 hectares of Hacienda Luisita, a 6,000-ha plus sugar estate that they own in Tarlac province, is based on prices in 1989, the year of reckoning that the Supreme Court set in its order to distribute the estate to beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DAR denies overpayment for Hacienda Luisita

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The Department of Agrarian Reform denied allegations that the Cojuangco side of President Benigno Aquino’s family was overpaid for Hacienda Luisita land that was parceled out to farm workers in October last year.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino kin given P471M for Hacienda Luisita land

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Relatives of President Aquino have been paid more than P471.5 million for the more than 4,000 hectares of land that the Supreme Court ordered to be given to more than 6,000 farmworkers in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province, a Department of Agrarian Reform official said on Wednesday.

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

Aquino ally leases lands from Luisita beneficiaries

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Former Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres: Leasing lands. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

There is life after the Land Transportation Office for Virginia Torres, who was forced to quit as LTO head last October after she was caught on a cell phone video playing at a casino, a prohibited act for government officials.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Planters take over lands farmers got in Luisita

A farmers’ group has accused the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of failing to secure the lots that have been titled to more than 6,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita, an estate owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino.

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

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