Rappler's latest stories on agrarian reform in the Philippines
As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.
The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced
For many Hacienda Luisita residents decades of protest have not given them the justice they seek They continue despite the obstacles in their path in the hopes of getting what belongs to them
There have been overlaps and other inconsistencies in the records of agencies involved in implementing agrarian reform admits the DAR secretary
The prudent course of action is to express sentiments with sobriety and reason by first making sure that data and information relied upon are accurate before arriving at conclusions
In an open letter to the President the CBCP asks him to take quick decisive action in the Department of Agrarian Reform