September 02, 2014     Philippines
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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 to provent farmers from taking control of their own land.

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

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).”

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Cojuangco-Aquino guards drive Luisita farmers away

Ironically, after the Department of Agrarian Reform declared that the distribution of the land of Hacienda Luisita has been completed, the Tarlac Development Corporation has been driving out the farmworker-beneficiaries from the land they have been tilling....

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

A year after SC order, Luisita farmers back in streets

"We cannot rely on DAR to implement genuine land reform. We cannot rely on Noynoy Aquino. We must continue implementing our own version of agrarian reform." – United Luisita Workers Union

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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,...

Friday, November 16th, 2012

8 years after Luisita massacre, not one hectare distributed

By RONALYN V. OLEA “Until now, the Cojuangco-Aquinos have not given...

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Luisita farmworkers say ‘no’ to DSWD dole-outs

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO What farmworkers need is land; they legally own...

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Hacienda Luisita farmers to SC: Stop land conversion

By RONALYN V. OLEA “Clearly, there is no other purpose for the transfer...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

2012 budget is anti-farmer, for counterinsurgency – farmers’ group

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO "The DAR is mandated to implement land reform,...

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