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Agrarian reform task force convenes finally

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A musti-stakes horner task force formed by President Benigno Aquino III convened on Friday, nearly two months after farmers’ groups lifted their hunger strike staged to push for the sacking of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Agrarian reform chief pressed to ‘cut cleanly,’ resign

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

The union of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has released its own Christmas message to Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes, asking him to “cut cleanly” and step down.

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

DAR chief defends self amid calls to quit

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

The open letter of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to his department defending himself against a host of issues was met with disdain and rebuttals by a peasant group that is leading calls for his resignation.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Stop deceiving public, protesting farmers tell DAR chief

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Farmers on a hunger strike at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) building on Friday accused Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of deceiving the public when he said his department would be able to distribute 160,000 hectares of land by the end of 2012.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmers take over DAR chief’s office

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DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

Militant farmers on Friday barged into the office of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes in Quezon City to demand his resignation over his department’s slow-paced implementation of land distribution.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church upbeat Aquino will keep word; militant farmers wary

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Catholic Church leaders on Friday expressed confidence that President Benigno Aquino III would keep his word on the full implementation of agrarian reform, but vowed to remain vigilant to make sure that land distribution to farmers is completed by 2014 as promised.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Luisita ruling gives other tillers hope’

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The Supreme Court decision to strike down the stock distribution option (SDO) scheme at Hacienda Luisita, the largest plantation in the Philippines to implement the mechanism, has given some hope to farmers opposing the SDO on 10 other large estates around the country.

Posted: November 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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