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Left appointees to head DAR, DSWD, bare priorities * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Politics & Governance Top Stories 

Left appointees to head DAR, DSWD, bare priorities

Incoming Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and incoming Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo vowed to continue serving the people. Mariano said he would strengthen the possession of farmer-beneficiaries to the lands while Taguiwalo said she would ensure that the services and programs of government actually reach the people.

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Denied of their right to land, denied of their source of life * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Multimedia Multimedia (Main) Special Reports Video Video (Main) 

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 to provent farmers from taking control of their own land.

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On 2nd year of SC ruling, Hacienda Luisita farmers storm DAR * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Multimedia Video Video (Main) 

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 but neither the DAR chief nor any of his representative talked to the farmers. Instead, anti-riot police pushed Hacienda Luisita farmers out of the DAR compound.

Two years after the SC decision, Hacienda Luisita farmers said DAR has not performed its mandate of distributing the land.

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On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless * Latest Posts Agrarian Reform Hacienda Luisita Other Stories 

On Aquino’s mid-term, tillers in Luisita, elsewhere still landless

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The year 2012 would have been joyous for the farmers of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar plantation controlled by President Benigno Aquino III’s family for nearly five decades. Aquino himself, during the campaign period in 2010, vowed to distribute the land by 2014. In April, the Supreme Court issued its final ruling for the distribution of the more than 6,000 hectares of land to some 4,000 farmworker-beneficiaries. For most of the year 2012, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the office mandated to…

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