By Maricar B. Brizuela and Jeannette I. Andrade
About a thousand farmers marched to Mendiola in Manila on Monday to mark the expiration of what they called “bogus” Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and then called for free distribution of lands to farmers.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ of the Philippines (CBCP) urged President Aquino on Monday to institute changes in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) so that his administration could complete the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by 2016 as he had promised.
By Tonette 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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Benigno Aquino III met with a select group of farmers on Tuesday, assuring them that his administration has always been and would remain to be “committed” to distributing lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) before the end of his term in 2016.
The militant farmers group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) has called on the Catholic Church leadership to not just focus on government land reform statistics but to look into the use of billions of pesos in government funds in Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).