In 1998, in my absence and without my knowing it, the Department of Agrarian Reform surveyed my properties in Barangay F. Simeon in Ragay, Camarines Sur. I only came to know about it after seven years.
By Neal H. Cruz
Land-grabbing has become rampant in the Philippines, not only by squatters and certain Torreses but also, in the unkindest cut, by the government itself, which is supposed to protect private property.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) is unfinished business.
THE DECISION of the Supreme Court to reject with finality the bid of President Aquino’s Cojuangco clan to get compensation for Hacienda Luisita based on 2006 prices, which would have allowed the clan to secure at least P5 billion, has cleared the way for a full implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) a [...]