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Recto files bill to write off farmers' debts from CARP

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Recto says the amount of farmers debt is 'small compared to the hundreds of billions in private sector loans it had written off over the past 40 years'

CARP DEBT. Senator Ralph Recto files a bill seeking to write off debt of farmers from agrarian reform loans. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Farmers still hungry after 30 years of agrarian reform

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Farmers appeal to Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones to help them move out from unfair deals with tycoons

Lawmakers want BuCor-Tadeco deal probed over land distribution

May 07, 2017 - 7:40 AM

The Makabayan bloc says hectares of land at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm were no longer distributed to farmer beneficiaries after the BuCor Tadeco deal was sealed

ANOTHER HOUSE PROBE. Makabayan bloc lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, and Ariel Casilao filed House Resolution Number 953 against the BuCor-Tadeco deal. Photo courtesy of Anakpawis

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The order in Hacienda Luisita would give justice to farmer tenants who have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano

34 Ormoc beneficiaries of CARP awarded their land

Jun 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Some 300 officials and people from the Department of Agrarian Reform DAR Philippine National Police PNP farmer beneficiaries and advocacy groups are present to assist and show support to the beneficiaries

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/ Rappler

Hacienda Luisita: The struggle continues

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:07 PM

For many Hacienda Luisita residents decades of protest have not given them the justice they seek They continue despite the obstacles in their path in the hopes of getting what belongs to them

DENR Cordillera approves 7,000 land patents

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:38 AM

DENR CAR declares it was able to meet its target number of processed and issued land patents for 2015 under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

Understanding land grabbing, land rights in the 21st century

Aug 30, 2015 - 6:53 PM

How and why did land grabbing persist in the Philippines in the past years? A special double edition of the Focus Policy Review answers this question

Agrarian reform a must for food security in PH – UN expert

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The legislative objective is laudable but the implementation is hindered by various roadblocks Hilal Elver UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food says

'Hacienda Binay' violates agrarian reform – Miriam

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago says her experience as agrarian reform secretary tells her the landowners connived with government officials to spare their properties from the CARP

FOLLOW CARP: The Senate probe into 'Hacienda Binay' exposes how owners violated the country's agrarian reform laws. Rappler photo

Abad: No Luisita compensation under DAP

Jul 22, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the funds were part of the Department of Agrarian Reform s 2010 and 2011 budgets for the CARP

What's next after the land reform deadline?

Jul 09, 2014 - 3:10 PM

Rappler talks to Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat on what to expect after the June 30 deadline set by law to distribute lands to farmers has lapsed

IN PHOTOS: Central Luzon farmers' exodus

Jun 30, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Tatay Cardo is one of the 500 other farmers who marched from Central Luzon to Manila for this year s Lakbayan

DAR: CARPER extension not needed

Mar 06, 2014 - 4:37 PM

But the department wants Congress to pass a law allowing DAR to issue Notices of Coverage after June 30

LAND REFORM DEADLINE. As the CARPER nears its June 30, 2014 deadline, some farmers claim the DAR's land distribution still favors landlords. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Land reform advocates to DAR: Stick to 2014 deadline

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Four months to go before the end of CARPER around 800 000 hectares of land are yet to be awarded to farmer beneficiaries

A MATTER OF WILL. Land reform advocates say the DAR should be able to meet the CARPER deadline if they had enough political will. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Violence in Luisita: Farmers' huts burned, crops bulldozed

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Tarlac police and guards hired by the Cojuangco owned Tadeco have fenced off a portion of Hacienda Luisita that they say is not covered by the agrarian reform

VIOLENCE ESCALATING. A farmer is held by policemen in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac. All photos from Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA)

SC appoints 3 firms to audit Hacienda Luisita payment

Feb 11, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Two firms and a certified public accountant are chosen to perform the panel audit

AUDIT. The panel has 90 days to determine any legitimate corporate expenses from the P1.3 billion sale of 3 lots. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Hacienda Luisita farmers to receive land titles in days

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Around 5 800 qualified farmer beneficiaries will be given land titles starting September 30 until mid October

A HOAX. Despite the jumpstarting of the Hacienda Luiisita land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform, farmers protested in front of the Supreme Court on August 27, calling the process a hoax. Photos by Arcel Cometa

Drilon doubts DAR will meet land distribution targets

Sep 04, 2013 - 9:20 PM

There have been overlaps and other inconsistencies in the records of agencies involved in implementing agrarian reform admits the DAR secretary

DRILON DRILLS. Senator Franklin Drilon asks Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes how the department will finish 2013 land distribution targets given the backlog and myriad of problems confronting CARP implementing agencies. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

37 face charges over P200-M agri fund scam

Aug 06, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Benhur Luy whistleblower in the current pork barrel scam is one of the respondents in the P200 million agricultural fund case before the Ombudsman

A file photo of former President Gloria Arroyo during an ASEAN summit in Hanoi, April 9, 2010. Photo by AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy

Hacienda Luisita land distribution begins

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:22 PM

A first batch of 340 farmers from Barangay Cutcut in Tarlac City received lot allocation certificates Government aims to complete land distribution in August

CARPER at 25: Beyond land distribution

Jun 10, 2013 - 1:54 PM

Oxfam looks at the progress made since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law was passed 25 years ago

The DAR Secretary and agrarian reform

Feb 14, 2013 - 2:59 PM

The prudent course of action is to express sentiments with sobriety and reason by first making sure that data and information relied upon are accurate before arriving at conclusions

Inclusive growth? Charter change needed, says MVP

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:23 PM

The businessman says limitation on foreign ownership of land in the country keeps many Filipinos in rural areas poor

Roxas grp sells over 1,200 has. for agrarian reform

Nov 20, 2012 - 2:36 PM

Publicly listed Roxas and Company Inc RCI disclosed that its board authorized its president to sell as much as 1 212 57 hectares of land to the Department of Agrarian Reform DAR

PNoy promises to complete land distribution by 2014

Jun 14, 2012 - 9:38 PM

Various farmers groups and advocates who earlier placed their hopes in CARPER are still doubtful about its full implementation