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Don’t give in to Noy’s Hacienda pressure, farmers urge SC 02/23/2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Don’t give in to Noy’s Hacienda pressure, farmers urge SC

02/23/2012
More than 200 farmers in Hacienda Luisita held an indignation rally at the Supreme Court yesterday, urging the magistrates to stand by their ruling placing the sugar plantation owned by the family of President Aquino under the government’s agrarian reform program.

“Aquino will move heaven and earth to remain steadfast on his campaign to preserve his vested interest in Hacienda Luisita. His deep resentment not only with the court (SC) but also to farmworkers (is) written all over his putrid yellow rhetoric of accountability, transparency and respect of the law while at the same time hitting and neglecting the democratic rights of the people including the Hacienda Luisita farm workers to live with dignity,” farmers’ groups Unyon ng Mangagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and Alyansa ng mga Mangagawang Bukid sa

Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) said in a joint statement.

The SC had earlier ordered the distribution of the vast sugar plantation to its 6,296 farmer-beneficiaries in compliance with the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL)..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120223hed4.html

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