Rappler's latest stories on land reform
(UPDATED) The Land Bank of the Philippines, which President Rodrigo Duterte criticized in his 4th State of the Nation Address, says this turnover happened in May 2019
The Department of Agrarian Reform has formed a task force to further expedite the process of converting agricultural lands for residential, commercial, and industrial use
President Rodrigo Duterte orders Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones: 'Tingnan niya ang Masbate, i-land reform niya lahat'
'It has become patently clear that our people want the constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison describes as 'unacceptable' the unilateral cancellation of a stand down agreement signed by both sides on June 9. It was supposed to take effect on June 21.
President Rodrigo Duterte has previously said he would put Boracay under the land reform program because he wants to limit commercial establishments that cause environmental problems
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The Department of Agrarian Reform is eyeing two controversial areas and a Bureau of Corrections facility for agrarian reform
The Department of Agrarian Reform says structures constructed on these 400 hectares of agricultural land are considered illegal
President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'But master plan, wala akong master plan diyan, linisin ko muna iyan kasi agricultural 'yan'
President Rodrigo Duterte also says he will 'give' Boracay land to farmers instead
The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines'
UPDATED Both camps commit to resolve contentious issues to complete talks on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio economic Reforms or CASER
Protesters claim that the land allegedly belonging to RCBC should have been distributed to them 5 years ago following a Supreme Court ruling
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
Land reform is at the heart of the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebels responsible for Asia s longest running communist insurgency
Secretary Rafael Mariano orders DAR Central Luzon to get the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that the Cojuangco owned Tadeco complies
In a forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank farmers talk about the problems they face and the possible solutions that government and public sector can do
On April 22 the farmers from Bukidnon reach Cebu their 8th stop on the journey to Manila
Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo championed the farmers controversial fight to reclaim their land in 2007
The presidential bet says land distribution under the Aquino government is a farce because support services are not being given to farmers
Senatorial candidate and Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares says government must subsidize agrarian reform for farmers
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
Hacienda Luisita – owned by President Aquino s family – is the most famous case study of the alleged failure of the Philippines land reform program
Among the farmers present early Monday are those tilling land within Hacienda Luisita the most famous case study of the country s land reform law
Though the law and government agencies are on their side the farmers remain displaced while the Matias family illegally holds sway over the land
Eighty one Catholic Church leaders urge the Aquino administration to approve land reform bills How are your priests helping farmers enjoy their rights to land?
Catholic leaders including 15 archbishops 59 bishops and 7 church administrators call on President Benigno Aquino III and lawmakers to approve agrarian reform bills
Members of peasant groups still cry for justice 28 years after the Mendiola Massacre
The confidential 2005 NBI report now published online in full for the first time shows that protesters accounts were more consistent and believable
Tatay Cardo is one of the 500 other farmers who marched from Central Luzon to Manila for this year s Lakbayan
Developments are soon to rise in disputed portions of the land But it s people who should rise Give them land rice food you ll make a much better society
Four months to go before the end of CARPER around 800 000 hectares of land are yet to be awarded to farmer beneficiaries
Tarlac police and guards hired by the Cojuangco owned Tadeco have fenced off a portion of Hacienda Luisita that they say is not covered by the agrarian reform
Almost 3 decades after the massacre farmers and workers return to the streets to demand elusive justice
The farmer petitioners say they suffered considerably due to bulldozed lands leading to crops destroyed
Jose Peping Cojuangco Jr denies he directly ordered the police to arrest farmers
DAR says the 200 300 hectares that farmers want distributed are classified as residential in a court ruling but the agency is checking if these are agricultural
Around 5 800 qualified farmer beneficiaries will be given land titles starting September 30 until mid October
The party list group says the police arrested its members after a meeting with the Army
Thousands of workers will lose out in the President s family s farm reform next year
By ignoring world experience or going against it we only hurt ourselves If others have undertaken reform successfully and the processes that lead to success are proven what makes us think we can do the opposite and come out with similar success?
The issues hobbling Hacienda Luisita go beyond labor family politics and sugar This story first published in 2005 provides us history and perspective
UPDATED The Supreme Court also says the Cojuangcos should be compensated based on how much the land cost two decades ago P40 000 per hectare