Monthly Archives: June 2014

Aquino asked to reform DAR to complete agrarian reform targets

303x228xAuxiliary-Bishop-Broderick-Pabillo.jpg.pagespeed.ic.WFJJVNFnPPMANILA, Philippines—An official of the Catholic Bishops’ of the Philippines (CBCP) urged President Aquino on Monday to institute changes in the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) so that his administration could complete the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) by 2016 as he had promised. Continue reading

DAR: Land distribution may continue

Virgilio-de-los-ReyesMANILA, Philippines—Some 8,410 landholdings comprising 78,303 hectares of land have yet to be covered by the agrarian reform program three days before the law expires, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said on Saturday.

These are the private agricultural landholdings that have not been issued Notices of Coverage (NOC) which would allow the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to acquire and distribute Continue reading

Philippines' landless demand an end to 'failed' reforms

1402473386A group of landless peasants has called on the Philippines government not to continue with its land reform program due to it favoring rich landholders and disenfranchising the poor. The program, in which plots of land larger than seven hectares were bought by the government and sold to landless farmers, expires late Continue reading

Philippines’ landless demand an end to ‘failed’ reforms

1402473386A group of landless peasants has called on the Philippines government not to continue with its land reform program due to it favoring rich landholders and disenfranchising the poor. The program, in which plots of land larger than seven hectares were bought by the government and sold to landless farmers, expires late Continue reading

Palawan governor wants 60,000 hectares of dipterocarp forests declared as protected area

governorPUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Many times accused as causing the degradation of Palawan’s forest cover for owning what once was a thriving commercial logging company in the town of San Vicente, Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez is now asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to declare 60,000 hectares Continue reading