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1,000 farmers march to push for land reform on Negros Island

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 04:36 PM December 05, 2018

BACOLOD CITY – About 1,000 sugarcane farmers marched down Bacolod’s streets today to call on President Duterte to make good his plan to declare the entire Negros Island as a land reform area and to replicate what he did on Boracay Island.

The farmers, who are members of Task Force Mapalad (TFM), also joined a dialog with Department of Agrarian Reform officials, led by assistant secretary Elmer Distor, to demand the immediate distribution of about 5,000 hectares of land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

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The 5,000 hectares is part of the remaining balance of 125,000 hectares in Negros Occidental yet to be distributed, Lani Factor of TFM said.

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TAGS: Bacolod, Department of Agrarian Reform, Farmers, Land Reform, Local news, Negros island, Philippine News, Sugarcane Farmers, Task Force Mapalad
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