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Among other provisions, the CARPER bill mandates that private agricultural lands – the type that the Arroyos and the Cojuangcos own – can only be distributed if the original CARP managed to distribute 90 percent of its target. But CARP, despite the two decades it had, only distributed less than half of it. It’s an impossible provision that only underscores what progressive farmers have been saying all along – that CARPER is bogus.

BY BULATLAT The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) said Akbayan Partylist Rep. Riza Hontiveros-Baraquel’s accusations are anti-peasant and anti-people. Baraquel accused Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo and Anakpawis Representative Rafael Mariano, also the chairperson of KMP, of colluding with landlords in killing the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). Danilo Ramos,…

Members of the progressive party-list bloc at the House of Representatives walked out of the session hall, December 17, as their colleagues adopted Joint Resolution No. 19. They said they decided not to be a party to the landlord-dominated House of Representatives’ “pretensions, and deception of the Filipino peasantry and the people” in extending the ‘bogus’ Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), which was further emasculated with the removal of the compulsory acquisition scheme.

If “pakyao” (piece-rate) system is rampant in most sugar farms, “arendo” or leasehold system is becoming rampant in areas covered by the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat If “pakyao” (piece-rate) system is rampant in most sugar farms, “arendo” or leasehold system is becoming rampant in areas covered by the…

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines [CBCP] is affirming its commitment to support Filipino farmers through the holding of the Second National Rural Congress [NRC II], but a battle ground between pro and anti CARP advocates appears to have emerged in the process. BY ABNER BOLOS Gitnang Luson News Service Posted by Bulatlat Vol.…

While most people rared to go back to work last Nov. 6 after a long vacation, farm workers of Hacienda Serafica who have long been suffering from unjust working conditions have decided to stop working and hold a picket. According to them, they intend to stay until their demands are met. By Johann Hein B.…