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CARP beneficiaries fighting eviction jailed

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THE ARRESTED farmers in a police vehicle as they are brought to a detention cell in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga province. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Police on Wednesday detained for several hours five farmers who fought the demolition of structures in a 130-hectare agrarian reform area in Barangay Maimpis here that a Malacañang order declared to be nonagricultural, paving the way for its sale to a mining company.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DAR order hampers land reform, says farmer-leader

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Slow distribution of land “was not caused by overlapping land titles but by the inept leadership” of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), said nongovernment organization Kilusan Para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo at Katarungan Panlipunan (Katarungan).

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bondoc farmers pin land reform hopes on Aquino

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Farmers in Quezon province’s Bondoc Peninsula are pinning their hopes on President Aquino to fulfill the promises he made in Malacañang last week to solve the raging agrarian conflict there, according to a farmer leader.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo farmers sue DAR for failing to install them on awarded land

A group of farmers in Banate town, Iloilo province, has sued officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for failing to install them as beneficiaries of land awarded to them nine years ago under the government’s land reform program.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino assures farmers gov’t will complete CARP

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President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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