October 21, 2014     Philippines
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Hacienda Luisita


Saturday, October 11th, 2014

As attacks against them continue, Luisita peasants file criminal raps vs Cojuangcos anew

“The public must be made aware that the worst atrocities are being committed by no less than the Presidential family against hapless farmers despite – or as cruel retribution for – the Supreme Court ruling for total land distribution in Hacienda Luisita.” – Jobert Pahilga, counsel for the Luisita farmers and executive director of the Sentro para...

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Luisita farmers slam ‘labor laws-compliant eco-zone’ marker

“The Cojuangco-Aquinos are hell-bent on maintaining control of the Luisita estate and in implementing their grand master plan to convert the sugar plantation into a giant commercial hub, in contempt and complete reversal of the 2012 Supreme...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

125 Luisita farmers disqualified as land reform beneficiaries

“There should be no need to require farmworkers to apply for the purchase of lands that they already own. There is, therefore, no basis for the DAR’s imposition to farm worker beneficiaries to sign the Affidavit of...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Luisita peasants, youth activists laud ‘hooligans’ who hounded Aquino in New York

“We, the new generation of so-called hooligans, cannot condone hypocrisy and lies.” – League of Filipino Students By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Peasants from Hacienda Luisita and youth activists praised the Filipino-Americans who stood...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Hacienda workers


Friday, July 18th, 2014

DAR admits using DAP to pay Cojuangco-Aquinos, other landlords

The DAR said that from 2011 to June 2014, Landbank disbursed P4.052 billion ($92.94 million) representing the cash portion of landowners compensation to more than 4,000 landowners whose lands were distributed to farmer-beneficiaries of the agrarian reform...

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Luisita farmers deprived of food, income

On the average, a hectare of land yields 100 cavans of rice. The 53 hectares of land destroyed could have produced 5,300 cavans of rice per harvest season or 10,600 cavans for one year. A cavan...

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...

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 20th, 2014

Land, social justice, democracy and peace

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, Hacienda Looc in Batangas, Hacienda Dolores in Pampanga, Hacienda Arloc and Hacienda Ilimnan in Negros Occidental, what do these have in common? These are vast tracts of land,...

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