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President Corazon Aquino, right, discusses some points with Agrarian Reform Secretary Philip Juico, left, pictured in January 1988 before signing an agreement placing her family-owned 6,000 hectare (15,067-acre) Hacienda Luisita sugar plantation under land reform. Pic: AP.

Philippines: Is Hacienda Luisita no more?

By Wed, Apr 25, 2012 9:22AM UTC Comments Off President Corazon Aquino, right, discusses some points with Agrarian Reform Secretary Philip Juico, left, pictured in January 1988 before signing an agreement placing her family-owned 6,000 hectare (15,067-acre) Hacienda Luisita sugar plantation under land reform. Pic: AP.

One of the vestiges of the country’s feudal past is finally coming to an end.  Or is it really? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled with finality to award the vast tracts of land owned by the Cojuangco side of the family of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aqujino III to their tenants and farm workers, more...

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