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KMP charges Aquino envoy of inking anomalous $300M agri-deal with Bahrain

Sunday, February 12, 2012

KMP charges Aquino envoy of inking anomalous $300M agri-deal with Bahrain



“This so-called joint venture smacks of land-grabbing and conflict of interest on the part of President Aquino’s political lieutenant in the Gulf.” – Danilo Ramos, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
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The farmers group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is calling for official congressional inquiries into the a supposed $300-million land lease deal the Benigno Aquino III government entered with Bahrain. Last week, business reports had it that Bahrain’s Nadir and Ibrahim Sons of Hassan Group signed a $50 million agriculture investment deal with AMA Group Holdings of the Philippines.

KMP secretary general Danilo Ramos said the deal was actually part of a larger project worth $300 million. The project, he said, was originally launched two years ago and aims to ensure Bahrain’s food security and promote the agribusiness sector.”


Special Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council Amable R. Aguiluz V with Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. In a statement, the Bahrain official hailed the growing bilateral relations, expressing his country’s “ keenness to further enhance joint cooperation with friendly countries’ officials in strengthening bilateral ties. “ (November 2010 Photo From the office of the SEGC / bulatlat.com)
Ramos said that it was “revolting” how Philippine lands are being devoted for the food security needs of other nations while Filipino farmers suffer worsening landlessness, hunger, and poverty. He criticized Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V who serves as the Aquino government’s Special Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council. Aguiluz’’ family owns the AMA Group Holdings that established a joint venture called “RP Harvest” with Bahrain’s Hassan Group, to cultivate bananas, rice and other crops on a 10,000-hectare land in the province of Davao Del Norte in Mindanao.

“This so-called joint venture smacks of land-grabbing and conflict of interest on the part of President Aquino’s political lieutenant in the Gulf,” Ramos said. “Ambassador Aguiluz, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Agrarian Reform have a lot of explaining to do on this massive sell-out of our lands. A no-holds-barred probe on Aguiluz is in order.”.... MORE

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