April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, February 21st, 2014

Network to monitor Hacienda Luisita land distribution launched

There is a need for a network like Luisita Watch because the tyranny against farm workers in Hacienda Luisita is not being publicized.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Luisita farmers held at gunpoint as Cojuangco-Aquinos’s men destroy huts, crops

“The tension in Hacienda Luisita is escalating.”

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Cojuangco-Aquinos overpaid in Luisita ‘acquisition’

“Compensation should have been for the actual land value of P304 million only, since DAR will not be paying them over a ten-year period as contemplated in the law. Why did DAR pay the Cojuangcos extra for...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Has Hacienda Luisita been distributed? Look again

The Cojuanco clan was reportedly paid P471.5 million ($10.477 million) as compensation for turning over the land of Hacienda Luisita to the farmworker beneficiaries. But how come the Tarlac Development Corporation, owned by the clan, are...

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

DAR urged anew to stop Cojuangco-Aquinos from destroying farmlands in Luisita

'It's better for DAR to stop lying and prove through actions their claims of implementing the law in Luisita. It should first stop the bulldozers of Cojuangcos in destroying our livelihood and property before they flaunt their...

Friday, January 31st, 2014

5 more Luisita farmers face raps for defending their land

"We call on the DOJ to make good their promise of creating a special panel to look into rights violations against farmers in Hacienda Luisita. With the fragile situation in Luisita, this DOJ panel...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Peasants call for Aquino’s ouster on 27th year commemoration of Mendiola massacre

“The Filipino peasantry has had enough of Aquino’s blatant disregard for the peoples demand for justice and genuine land reform.” – Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Send the Aurora Free Port Zone project to the grave – farmers, fisherfolk

“The Apeco law, which established the freeport zone in the province, ushered a new era of land grabbing and plunder of natural resources to the detriment of the indigenous people, farmers and small fisherfolk in Casiguran, Aurora....

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Allotting millions for worms? | Plunder case filed vs Aquino, Cabinet officials

“The projects that the DAR entered into with the NGOs ... are not in any way related to energy-development. Worst, those projects were never implemented. Not a single centavo was spent for the said projects and not...

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Blood rush over bloodbaths | Still killing and dying for Hacienda Luisita

Twenty seven years ago on January 22, 1987, 10,000-15,000 marching farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita and land reform advocates were met with bullets as they bravely wagered for land, labor, and life. This fatal encounter, now known as...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Luisita farmers file criminal raps vs Cojuangco firm, police

The Cojuangco-owned Tarlac Development Corporation started bulldozing farmlands and evicting farmers in Balete village in November last year.   RELATED STORY | Luisita farmers file contempt charges vs agrarian reform department

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