September 17, 2014     Philippines
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Agrarian Reform

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Calling for Aquino’s ouster, farmers to march vs ‘bogus’ land reform

‘The continued existence of haciendas and the escalating attacks on farmers here are concrete proofs that after 26 years, the pro-landlord CARP is an epic failure.’ – Rafael Mariano, KMP

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Negros Occidental, still a simmering social volcano as land disputes intensify

For 20 years agrarian reform beneficiaries waited out the snail pace processing of land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform only to be told that part of the land that was supposed to be awarded to...

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Luisita farmer’s hut burned down; more raps filed vs beneficiaries

“Why can’t the DAR allow us to continue cultivating the land we have occupied since 2005?”

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Harassment continues, another Luisita farmer nabbed

Hundreds of farmers and their supporters are facing various criminal charges filed by Tadeco, Tarlac police and the DAR-hired survey firm.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Denied of their right to land, denied of their source of life

Two years after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands to farmworker-beneficiaries, the Cojuangco-Aquinos, with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform, have been doing everything to maintain their stranglehold on Luisita, and...

Friday, April 25th, 2014

On 2nd year of SC ruling, Hacienda Luisita farmers storm DAR

On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Hacienda Luisita, farmworker-beneficiaries stormed the main office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). They called on Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes to face them in a dialogue...

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.

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