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KMP: Land-grabbers murder farmer, burn down houses

“The DAR should be more proactive in resolving land dispute cases, especially when the entities involved employ violence and terror. In this case, instead of protecting the farmers and ensuring their right to the land, DAR watched from afar. The hands of DAR Secretary John Castriciones are stained with blood.”

Farmers hardest hit by typhoon Rolly

The agriculture department said 18,000 farmers have been affected, and at least 17,000-hectares of crops were destroyed. In Catanduanes alone, local government officials estimated at least P400-million ($8.26-million) damage to the abaca industry and 90 percent of their public infrastructure reduced to rubble.

Cultural groups demand justice for colleague slain in Bohol

“Marlon was a daring, graceful and creative dancer. He was amiable and hospitable especially to guest trainors from other cultural organizations. He was loved and admired by the youth he trained in his dance workshops.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – A cultural worker was killed in broad daylight on Tuesday, March 17,…