September 20, 2014     Philippines
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Agrarian Reform

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

From Marcos to Aquino, a picture of failed agrarian reform

A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and landlessness show a picture of failed agrarian reform from the regime of the dictator Marcos up to Aquino.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Peasants of Yulo King Ranch face landlessness, eviction

A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Poverty, landlessness made peasants vulnerable to scam

“Pesante Pilipinas took advantage of the impoverished and desperate conditions of the affected peasants. They were recruited and deceived by this pseudo-peasant group who extorted money through annual renewal of membership fees, monthly dues and collections for...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Reopen Luisita massacre case, Ombudsman urged

“To reopen the case is but to afford due process to the complainants.” BACK STORY | The Hacienda Luisita massacre: How it happened

Friday, July 18th, 2014

DAR admits using DAP to pay Cojuangco-Aquinos, other landlords

The DAR said that from 2011 to June 2014, Landbank disbursed P4.052 billion ($92.94 million) representing the cash portion of landowners compensation to more than 4,000 landowners whose lands were distributed to farmer-beneficiaries of the agrarian reform...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Luisita farmers deprived of food, income

On the average, a hectare of land yields 100 cavans of rice. The 53 hectares of land destroyed could have produced 5,300 cavans of rice per harvest season or 10,600 cavans for one year. A cavan...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

More crops destroyed in Luisita to pave way for sugar plantation

In the past months, more than a hundred hectares of land in the villages of Balete and Cutcut were bulldozed and reclaimed by security guards of the Cojuangco-Aquinos.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Agrarian reform personnel involved in destruction of crops in Luisita

“They destroyed everything. After felling our banana trees, they even got the fruits. They did the same with our squash. They did not spare our palay seeds, 12 cavans of it, which we were supposed to plant...

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Farmers hit proposed extension of agrarian reform law, call for Aquino’s ouster

“CARPer is not just a gigantic historical failure but a man-made catastrophe to the farming sector of the region that deserves no legislated ‘resuscitation’ or revival but a natural death and an unmarked grave.”

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Agrarian woes mark 26th anniversary of CARP

“A genuine agrarian reform scheme will address the centuries-old problem of peasant landlessness, which the CARP has not solved and in fact worsened. Up till now 7 out of 10 farmers do not own the land they...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Almost two-decade struggle for land of Hacienda Looc farmers gains support

The luxurious resort Pico de Loro was built on land taken away from the farmers. The land was supposedly awarded to the farmers by virtue of the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program but it also sold...

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