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Group accuses DAR, OSG of collusion with Noy on Luisita row By Charlie V. Manalo 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Group accuses DAR, OSG of collusion with Noy on Luisita row

By Charlie V. Manalo 07/09/2011

The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) yesterday accused the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for appearing to be “in collusion” with President Aquino in withholding its official stand on the agrarian dispute involving Hacienda Luisita, a vast sugar estate owned by the President’s family.

This even as international support for the farmer-beneficiaries of the contested sugar estate continues to snowball

“Up to now, Luisita farmers still have to hear a word from the OSG and the DAR on what steps they are going to take. The DAR and the OSG appears in collusion with the President in hiding the administration’s official stand on the Hacienda Luisita issue,” said KMP secretary general Danilo Ramos.

“We challenge the DAR to side with Hacienda Luisita farmers who are determined to fight for their rights to the lands,” said Ramos announcing that “a series of protest by Hacienda Luisita farmers against the SC decision are now set.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110709nat8.html

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