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Reports of Malampaya fund misuse enrage Quezon NGO official

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An official of a nongovernment organization (NGO) helping farmers on Bondoc Peninsula was enraged on Thursday over reports that corrupt government officials and scam artists had stolen millions of pesos from a fund intended for beneficiaries of agrarian reform.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Landowners building fences to keep CARP recipients out–NGO

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Big landowners on the Bondoc Peninsula in Quezon province are fencing their properties to stop agrarian reform beneficiaries from taking possession of the land that had been awarded to them, a leader of a nongovernment organization in Lucena City said Friday.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DA secretary opposes cash distribution to farmers forced to pay coconut levy

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala  FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala slammed the proposed distribution of the nearly P70-billion coconut levy fund to individual farmers, saying it would only generate floods of court cases against the government.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coconut farmers vow to campaign vs Aquino candidates

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Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Disappointed with President Benigno Aquino III’s continued silence on coco levy issue despite the recent Supreme Court final ruling that the multi-billion pesos 24-percent block of sequestered shares in San Miguel Corp. (SMC) belong to the government for its use to benefit the coconut farmers, a peasant group warned that the administration candidates will be rejected in next year’s election.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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