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HB Nos 4296 and 4375 remain pending in the House of Representatives
Eighty one Catholic Church leaders urge the Aquino administration to approve land reform bills How are your priests helping farmers enjoy their rights to land?
Catholic leaders including 15 archbishops 59 bishops and 7 church administrators call on President Benigno Aquino III and lawmakers to approve agrarian reform bills
As the June 30 deadline set by law for agrarian reform nears the President certifies as urgent a bill extending the land acquisition and distribution component of the program
Task Force Mapalad asks the Department of Agrarian Reform to fast track the coverage of these lands but the agency admits it needs time beyond the June 30 deadline
But the department wants Congress to pass a law allowing DAR to issue Notices of Coverage after June 30