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Lawmakers slam DAR over delayed salary of gov’t employees

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

Militant lawmakers blasted the Aquino administration, on Sunday, for having billions of pesos for “hacienderos,” but no money for the salaries of 9,000 Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farms work when run like family


To emphasize the growing importance of family farming in Philippine agriculture, the government is now highlighting family farms as models of successful farming rather than large tracts of land that are “managed like a factory,” Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DAR: Land distribution may continue

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

Some 8,410 landholdings comprising 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be covered by the agrarian reform program three days before the law expires, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Saturday.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Still landless farmers seek officials’ ouster

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje (left) and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes: Under pressure. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

A farmers’ group in Quezon has urged President Aquino to fire the secretaries of the Departments of Agrarian Reform and Environment and Natural Resources, and replace them with officials “who could carry out a fair and equitable land distribution.”

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »