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Justice remains elusive for slain Luisita workers in Tarlac

VIOLETA Basilio (right) weeps during the protest action for the victims of the 2004 Hacienda Luisita Massacre where several sugar workers, including her only son Jhaivie, died during the bloody dispersal. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

About 500 people on Sunday gathered at Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) in Tarlac City, a property of the family of President Aquino and the site of a riot 10 years ago between government forces and striking workers, to demand justice for the seven men killed in that bloody event.

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

Bishop to claimant: Stop harassing farmers

Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto on Sunday urged a land claimant to stop the harassment of 97 farmers who, in 2005, were granted land reform titles to a 130-hectare lot here.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CARP beneficiaries fighting eviction jailed

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


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


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 »