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Palace claims CARP completed by 2014 but eases out DAR chief 06/15/2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Palace claims CARP completed by 2014 but eases out DAR chief

06/15/2012
The Palace is again caught saying one thing but doing another after President Aquino’s spokesman Edwin Lacierda said yesterday that the Aquino administration will complete the distribution of “all” agricultural land by 2014 starting with farms which are 25 hectares or over before the end of the year while squeezing out Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes which a farmers group said was the result of efforts to evade land distribution at the Hacienda Luisita owned by Aquino’s relatives.

The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) yesterday described the reported resignation of Department of [Agrarian Reform Secretary de los Reyes] as “collateral damage” of the “evil conspiracy between President Aquino and his allies in Akbayan to once again evade the distribution of Hacienda Luisita.”

The case of Hacienda Luisita, a vast sugar estate controlled by President Aquino and family for nearly half a century, is a testament to the failure of comprehensive agrarian reform program (CARP), according to KMP..... MORE

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