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By RONALYN V. OLEA Main Story: DAR accused of ‘conniving’ with Henry Sy’s firm to evict Hacienda Looc farmers MANILA – For decades, farmers of Hacienda Looc have been silently working on their farms to feed their families. Since Henry Sy’s Manila Southcoast Development Corp. (MSDC) started “developing” the 8,650-hectare hacienda, their lives have never…

“It is the farmers, without any meaningful support from the government, who principally worked for a bountiful harvest. Even the so-called budget for irrigation cannot be claimed as government support because we’re the ones paying the exorbitant irrigation fees. Now, because the the government is giving measly funds for the national rice and corn program, we seriously doubt that high harvest yields can continue.” – KMP