September 30, 2014     Philippines
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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 up and questioned President Benigno S. Aquino III while he was delivering his keynote speech at the World

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Hacienda workers

By CHANTAL ECO

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,...

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

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.

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