land disputes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on land disputes


Messy land ownership in Marawi complicates rehabilitation

May 15, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The government creates an adjudication board – the Land Dispute Arbitration Committee (LDAC) – to address concerns arising from the large-scale land titling program. There are many ways it could turn into a nightmare.

Battalion commander settles land dispute in Central Mindanao

Apr 11, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc, commander of the Army 33rd Infantry Battalion, says it's important to understand the root causes of conflict and address them properly

FORGING PEACE. Captain Bryan Baumol of barangay Baumol in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat and Captain Jerry Kautin of barangay Pidtiguian in GSKP, Maguindanao settle their land dispute. Photos courtesy of 33rd IB

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced

FALLEN. A photo of Wilerme Dorado Agorde is placed on his front door during his wake. Photo by Edwin Gariguez

Farmers' group leader killed in Isabela

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Ariel Diaz who had actively campaigned against landgrabbing in Isabela is the 5th farmer gunned down in Luzon in less than a week

SC: Makati City gov't guilty of forum shopping in Taguig land dispute

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Makati s actions gave rise to conflicting decisions not only between different courts but even within the Court of Appeals itself the High Court says

14 killed in Mali land dispute – local official

Jun 26, 2016 - 6:26 PM

A land dispute between villagers from Koussouma and Mougna has been ongoing for two years

Locator map of Mali

Armed group ‘occupies’ land in Masungi Georeserve

Apr 04, 2016 - 7:02 PM

UPDATED A conservation area in Rizal home of the popular Masungi Georeserve park is under threat from a land dispute

6 dead in Cotabato clash

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Police say least 6 people are killed after rebels clashed with farmers in Tulunan town

1 dead after gunfight in Boracay over land dispute

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:02 AM

An unidentified victim found with gunshot wounds and in a pool of blood could be one of the heavily armed intruders who tried to take over a 1 000 square meter hilly property during the wee hours of Friday

US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

May 30, 2015 - 9:53 AM

4th UPDATE A Chinese military official defends China s activities as legitimate reasonable and justified calling US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter s criticism groundless and not constructive

'HALT LAND RECLAMATION.' US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter looks on during the keynote on the first day of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, 29 May 2015. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

China deployed artillery in S.China Sea – US officials

May 30, 2015 - 9:43 AM

We can confirm we have identified some weapons on one of these reclaimed Chinese islands says Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren

PAG-ASA ISLAND. An aerial photo shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) located off the coast of western Philippines on July 20, 2011. AFP PHOTO / POOL

Spain hits British 'interference' in Gibraltar sea row

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Spain and Britain have been at loggerheads over the contested British territory of Gibraltar

CONTESTED ROCK. People walk in Gibraltar close to the border with Spain on 12 August 2013. Spain has decried British ‘interference’ in an ongoing territorial dispute. Photo by Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Violence looms over Ati tribe ancestral domain in Boracay

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Despite government recognition of their rights to their ancestral domain the Ati tribe continue to be threatened by violence from other claimants

THREATENED. The Ati tribal community in Brgy Manoc-Manoc in Boracay continue to be threatened with violence despite affirmation from the government of their rights to their ancestral domain. Photo by Purple Romero

CA stops Taguig-Makati land case word war

Sep 19, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Media interviews and public statements by officials and lawyers on the dispute over 729 hectares of prime property may violate the sub judice rule They can be held in contempt of court

PEACE? Makati Mayor Junjun Binay visits the Taguig City Hall after Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano called for the two cities to make amends. Photo from the Makati Info Twitter account

Mall in the middle: Cast of the SM Aura soap

May 26, 2013 - 11:03 PM

The soap opera that is SM Aura Premier revolves around 4 main characters BCDA the Ayala s the Sy s and Taguig City

SM on Taguig mall row: We're only a lessee

May 22, 2013 - 11:31 PM

Sy led SM Prime Holdings Inc the country s largest mall developer and operator is tossing the ongoing legal row over its recently opened SM Aura mall back to the government

ILLEGAL? BCDA claims SM violated law when it constructed SM Aura mall in Taguig City. Photo taken from the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Facebook page

BCDA mulls raps vs SM over Taguig mall

May 21, 2013 - 4:23 PM

The agency claims SM violated the law when it constructed SM Aura mall in Bonifacio Global City

ILLEGAL? BCDA claims SM violated law when it constructed SM Aura mall in Taguig City. Photo taken from the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Facebook page

Tears after meeting with Aquino

Dec 12, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Residents of Casiguran cried after a dialogue with President Aquino saying they

FRUSTRATION, TEARS. Marchers from Casiguran listen to President Aquino's message on Tuesday, December 11. Photo courtesy of Anthony Coloma SJ

Feuding MILF leaders settle clan feud

Jan 21, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Land row affects dozens of families

LAND ROW. Map of Tulunan, Cotabato (courtesy of Wikipedia)