Farmers call for genuine reform

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Farmers belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas called on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to revisit its stand on the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
In an appeal, the group said “CARP is set to expire in 2014 and the Aquino administration, big landlords, and their special agents are now in chorus to again extend the anti-peasant law.”

“The Hacienda Luisita is a testament to CARP’s failure as it was unable to address landlessness, poverty, hunger, social injustice, oppression and deception in the country,” said KMP General SecretaryAntonio Flores.
Flores said “the bogus CARP was not meant to break land monopoly and was instead implemented only to appease peasant unrest in the countryside and to create an illusion of land reform.”

Source: Manila Standard Today