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Rappler's latest stories on land reform Philippines


Landbank turns over 354,783 hectares of land to DAR

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:50 PM

(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

DAR to further streamline process in land conversion

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:06 PM

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

LAND CONVERSION. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones at the ceremonial distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards to the agrarian reform beneficiaries of Maguindanao on February 11, 2019. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

The landless and the landlords of Bondoc Peninsula

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Though the law and government agencies are on their side the farmers remain displaced while the Matias family illegally holds sway over the land

SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE. This gate, installed by the Matias family in San Francisco town, Quezon, represents the power of landlords in resisting land reform, says NAPC Secretary Joel Rocamora. All photos courtesy of Kilusang Mambubukid ng Bondoc Peninsula

Farmer or landlord?: Whose side is your bishop on?

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:29 PM

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?

74 bishops to Aquino: Don't let land reform die

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Catholic leaders including 15 archbishops 59 bishops and 7 church administrators call on President Benigno Aquino III and lawmakers to approve agrarian reform bills

WAITING. The fate of large tracts of agricultural land meant for farmers remains uncertain as long as law makers do not decide on the agrarian reform deadline extension. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Monique Wilson, Hacienda Luisita women dance for justice

Mar 07, 2014 - 6:55 PM

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

PEASANT WOMEN RISING. Theater actress and One Billion Rising Global Coordinator Monique Wilson dances with the peasant women of Hacienda Luisita to call for genuine land reform. All photos by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Mendiola Massacre: 27 years after, the same injustices

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Almost 3 decades after the massacre farmers and workers return to the streets to demand elusive justice

MARCHING ON. Farmers and fishermen walk to the Agrarian Reform and Environment departments in Quezon City to protest landgrabbing in different parts of Luzon a day before the 27th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre where farmers also demanded genuine land reform from the Corazon Aquino administration. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler