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NBI investigating DAR chief Castriciones for alleged P5M land payoff

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Castriciones strongly denies the allegations, and says cases over the issue have been filed against the complainant herself

DAR SECRETARY. President Rodrigo Duterte and Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones at the ceremonial distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries of Maguindanao at the Buluan Municipal Gymnasium on February 11, 2019. Presidential photo

Duterte cancels visit to wake of 9 farmers killed in Negros Occidental

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Heavy rains force President Duterte to call off his personally condoling with the relatives of the slain farmers in Sagay City

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

CA confirms John Castriciones as agrarian reform secretary

May 30, 2018 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) Despite getting flak for supposed anti-farmer policies, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones earns the nod of the Commission on Appointments

CONFIRMED. John Castriciones finally secures his post as Agrarian Reform Secretary. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Villar confronts oppositor questioning Vista Land's Boracay permit in CA hearing

May 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land

Photo by Angie de Silva

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May 04, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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DAR mulls distribution of idle government lands to farmers

May 04, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Department of Agrarian Reform is eyeing two controversial areas and a Bureau of Corrections facility for agrarian reform

CA bypasses agrarian reform chief over lack of track record

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Some members of the Commission on Appointments want more documents to prove that Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones is really capable of leading the agency

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CA defers DAR chief's confirmation over lack of track record

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones counters that he's qualified for the post since he handled agrarian reform cases as a general practitioner

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New DAR chief Castriciones vows to prioritize farmer beneficiaries

Dec 08, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Agrarian Reform Acting Secretary John Castriciones also wants to fast-track the distribution of certificates of land ownership awards to agrarian reform beneficiaries

NEW CHIEF. Department of Agrarian Reform Acting Secretary John Castriciones assumes office. Photo from DAR website

DILG official files libel complaint vs Rappler reporter

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Castriciones was among 3 undersecretaries whom DILG officials and employees anonymously asked to be sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte

COMPLAINANT. John Castriciones was appointed to oversee the DILG's operations. Photo from Castriciones' Facebook account

DILG asks Malacañang to decide fate of 3 'floating' execs soon

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) Are the embattled undersecretaries staying or going? DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy says their tasks are delegated to other officials in the meantime

Embattled DILG usec says he only wanted to review procurement process

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo Jr also admits knowing a Negros Occidental gambling lord who was his client until just before he was appointed to the DILG

3 DILG undersecretaries 'floating' since April

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno clips the powers of the 3 undersecretaries before they convinced President Duterte to fire the DILG chief

'FLOATING'. The three Interior Undersecretaries have been clipped of their powers, only able to represent the DILG in meetings and conferences for the past 3 months. Photos from the officials' Facebook pages

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Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families families have taken shelter. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DILG officials, employees urge Duterte to fire 3 undersecretaries

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

In a confidential memo submitted to President Duterte DILG officials and employees accuse Jesus Hinlo John Castriciones and Emily Padilla of corruption

INVESTIGATED. Interior Undersecretaries JV Hinlo, Emily Padilla, and John Castriciones are the same officials who urged President Rodrigo Duterte to sack former DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno. Photos from officials’ Facebook pages

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

DILG memo: LGUs 'expected' to help mobilize for pro-Duterte rally

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:59 PM

The memorandum says local government officials may organize their constituents who are willing to participate in pro Duterte events scheduled this weekend

DILG: China keen on donating drug rehab facility to PH

Dec 22, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They will be sending over a delegation in order to have an ocular inspection of the possible areas where they can build the rehabilitation facility which they will finance says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

MORE REHAB CENTERS. This mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is a donation of Chinese tycoon Huang Rulun. File photo from the Department of Health

Communities, private sector help is key in nationwide rehab program

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:54 PM

With thousands of drug surrenderees – but less than 50 treatment facilities in the country – the government plans to tap communities and the private sector to help in the rehabilitation process

WAR ON DRUGS. Four drug users voluntarily surrender to Catarman police in Northern Samar. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler