October 21, 2014     Philippines
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Agrarian Reform

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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...

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...

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