Agrarian Reform

Anti-CARP-rally

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas The failed, yet much ballyhooed Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) passed quietly into the night last Monday, its death cheered by both farmers and landlords. The farmers, who were supposed to be its beneficiaries, would not mourn the agrarian reform program’s death because, in the words of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas chair and party list Rep. Rafael Mariano, Read More …

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Source: The Daily Tribune President Aquino’s birthday gift from his family’s corporaton, Tadeco, was its security guards, also known as the Aquino-Cojuangco’s yellow army that held the Hacienda Luisita farmers at gunpoint while the rest of armed security personnel destroyed huts, crops and homes of farmers. Bulatlat.com, reported that on Feb. 8, the day Aquino turned 54, Wilfredo Sibayan was held at gunpoint as security Read More …

Planting-rice

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas It is reassuring to know that President Aquino is not leaving the farmers alone after all farm lands subject to land reform have been turned over to them. The President has ordered the release of P1 billion to fund an Agrarian Production Credit Program aimed at helping farmers across the country put up post-harvest facilities and buy farm Read More …

Hacienda Luisita

By F. Marasigan and J. Mayuga BusinessMirror AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes was asked on Monday to step up the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita. At the same time, the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita wants de los Reyes to fast-track the process of collecting the farmers’ share from the P1.33-billion Read More …

Aquino-Çorona

By Leandro D. Quintana The removal via a constitutionally structured impeachment process of Renato Corona as Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court gives heart to the many who hope and work for a “better tomorrow” for our country. As discussed in a previous column he had no business occupying the position in the first place. His appointment very late in the administration of Gloria Read More …

Hacienda Luisita

AT GROUND LEVEL By Satur C. Ocampo Philippine Star What’s the significance of the Supreme Court’s unanimous “final and executory” ruling last April 24, ordering the distribution of 4,915 hectares of Hacienda Luisita, Inc. land to 6,296 farmworker-beneficiaries? The ruling ended — or so it is hoped! — 45 years of waiting by the farmworkers to own the land that was to have been given Read More …

Hacienda Luisita

By Edu Punay The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – The 4,915.75-hectare Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac will be distributed among the 6,296 farmworker-beneficiaries of the sugar estate after the Supreme Court (SC) affirmed yesterday its ruling in November last year ordering the land distribution. SC spokesman Jose Midas Marquez released the promulgated decision, which is being circulated for signature of the justices. The SC is holding Read More …

Empowering the Filipino People By FIDEL V. RAMOS (Former Philippine President) Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — Last Sunday, we wrote about modern-day dynasties, dictators, and despots and, in particular, singled out the Administrations of Presidents Marcos (dynasty and dictator), Estrada (dynasty), and Arroyo (dynasty), plus Middle East-North Africa rulers: Tunisia (dynasty, dictator, despot); Egypt (dynasty, dictator, despot); Libya (dynasty, dictator, despot); and Yemen (dynasty, dictator, Read More …

By Ray Eñano Manila Standard Today The relatives of President Benigno Aquino III are not the only ones seeking just compensation for Hacienda Luisita, after the Supreme Court ordered the redistribution of the vast estate to 6,296 farmer-beneficiaries. Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. is also in a bind following the court ruling. San Miguel is a stakeholder in Hacienda Luisita after the company lent money to Read More …

Pagtanaw at Pananaw By Bert de Guzman Balita Sa wakas, ipamamahagi na rin ang may 5,000 ektaryang lupain na pag-aari ng kamag-anak ni Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. Hahangaan at paniniwalaan ng sambayanang Pinoy ang ibinabandaling TUWID NA DAAN ni P-Noy sa sandaling siya mismo ang hihikayat sa Cojuangco Family na agad ipatupad ang distribusyon ng malawak na lupain ng Hacienda Luisita at ng Azucarera Read More …