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Farmers call for genuine land reform 25 years after CARP implementation

25 years after the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program,farmers campout in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to protest the continued massive landlessness among poor Filipino farmers under what they call the “longest, most repressive land reform program in the Philippines.”

MANILA — Multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) joined peasant organizations today in remembering the brutal Mendiola massacre. It underscored that economic growth will only be inclusive if genuine agrarian reform is implemented in the country. On January 22, 1987, thousands of farmers and supporters trooped to Mendiola bridge in Manila to press the late…

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com When Benigno Aquino III centered his presidential campaign on his slogan “Kung walang korap, walang mahirap,” nobody thought that his government would do just that. Worse, not only does the Aquino government appear to be single-mindedly focusing its efforts on its “anti-corruption” campaign. It’s anti-corruption campaign itself appears to be focused…