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Luisita farmers slam Noy’s Sereno for sell-out By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/07/2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Luisita farmers slam Noy’s Sereno for sell-out

By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/07/2012

Farmers belonging to the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) and Unyon ng mga Mangagawa sa Agrikultura (Uma) held a rally at the Supreme Court yesterday, asking the High Court to rule on the case with finality involving the disputed Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of the president.
The protesting farm workers slammed President Aquino’s appointee to the SC, Associate Justice Lourdes Sereno, who, in her dissenting opinion on the case, said Hacienda Luisita, Inc. (HLI) and Luisita Realty, Inc.
shall be entitled to the payment of just compensation for the agricultural lands based on their fair market value as of Jan. 2, 2006, which would give the President and his Cojuangco-Aquino relatives some P10 billion which the farmers can hardly afford to pay.

The High Court’s decision entitled HLI to just compensation for the agricultural land that will be transferred to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to be reckoned from Nov. 21, 1989..... MORE

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