8,975 farmers, agri workers hopeful of finally getting land under CARP
No less than 8,975 farmers and agricultural workers are pinning their hopes of finally getting land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the event the Supreme Court (SC) junks the already invalidated stock distribution offer (SDO) implemented in Hacienda Luisita.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said Monday these farmers and workers work in 14 plantations in Tarlac, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo and Davao del Sur.
The KMP said the biggest is still Hacienda Luisita, which has 4,916 hectares of land covered by the SDO and beneficiaries numbering 6,296.
The Hacienda Luisita SDO was approved on Nov. 11, 1989, or more than two years after former President Cory Aquino announced her agrarian reform program that would cover all plantations producing a variety of crops.
At five members per household, the total number of people affected is about 50,000. (Read full article, click here)
Posted on August 17, 2010, in Access to Land Issues, Land Conflict, Land Rights and tagged access to land in the Philippines, agrarian reform in the Philippines, land conflict, land reform, Land rights, land tenure, luisita agrarian reform. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.