April 16, 2014     Philippines
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Agrarian Reform

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Arrests continue, 5 farmers nabbed in Luisita

“What they are doing to us is inhumane. Where is justice?” – Jaime Quiambao, one of the arrested farmers of Hacienda Luisita

Friday, March 28th, 2014

3 Luisita farmers nabbed, Cojuangco guards fence off more farm lots

Renato Mendoza, a leader of the Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Asyenda Luisita has but one message for President Aquino: “Order your family to stop grabbing our land.”

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Agrarian reform agency not acting on petition of Luisita farmers

“The DAR must stop the continued bulldozing and fencing of agricultural lands by the Cojuangco-Aquino owned Tarlac Development Corporation (Tadeco), Luisita Realty Corporation (LRC) and Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT).”

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Luisita farmers file more raps vs Cojuangco-Aquinos before DOJ

“Police, armed men and other agents of the Cojuangco-Aquino family who are responsible for the destruction of our crops, homes and livelihood run free despite our formal complaints before several government agencies... We farmers, however, who have...

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Luisita woman leader, colleague detained

This is the third time that Florida Sibayan was detained for fighting for their right to land in Hacienda Luisita.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Cojuangco-Aquinos fencing off prime lots in Hacienda Luisita

Tadeco and CAT, both owned by the Cojuangco-Aquino clan, are claiming ownership over 258 hectares of land in Balete, 374 hectares in Mapalacsiao and 104 hectares in Cutcut.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Call for justice for slain Luisita farmworker, supporters reverberates

“We must continue our struggle; only until we reclaim our land would there be genuine justice.” – Tarlac City Councilor Emily Ladera-Facunla

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Emily Ladera-Facunla: Fighting for Luisita farmers

“What’s the use of my position if I could not defend the rights of my constituents? It’s better to die serving the people of the Hacienda Luisita than to die without meaning.” – Tarlac City Councilor...

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land

Monique Wilson, a world class Filipino actress and global diretor for One Billion for Rising Justice campaign, takes up the cudgels for Hacienda Luisita women's struggle for genuine land reform.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Luisita farmers: ‘Cojuangcos are heartless’

Hacienda Luisita farmers share how their huts were destroyed and how they were evicted from their farm lands last month by the security guards of the Tarlac Development Corporation, a firm owned by the family of President...

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Calaca farmers slam ‘bogus’ land reform

“It is highly fraudulent that after the farmers paid amortization for the lands and the Land Bank paid compensation to the landowner, the DAR ordered the return of the land to the landowner.” – Samahan ng mga...

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