Despite a 2012 Philippine Supreme Court order requiring the family of President Benigno S. Aquino III to redistribute its vast Hacienda Luisita sugar plantation to poor farmers, critics say the pace of divestiture is slow and that redistribution targets are not being met....
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...
The Philippines Supreme Court has issued a unanimous decision, expected to reverberate across the feudal Philippine countryside, which effectively hands over ownership of the bulk of the Hacienda Luisita to its farmers and farm workers. ABS-CBN reports: Saying farmer-beneficiaries will not benefit from distribution of shares of stock, the Supreme Court has ordered the distribution...
The Philippine Daily Inquirer has reported that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III, be distributed to farmers. According to the Inquirer: A senior court official said at least eight magistrates voted to grant the motion for reconsideration of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council...
The Supreme Court has announced its decision today on the case involving big landholdings owned by President Benigno Aquino III’s family, which farmers have swiftly dubbed as “cowardly” and “a betrayal”. ABS-CBN reports that the court “revoked the Stock Distribution Plan (SDP) in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac and ordered the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to...
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