Hacienda Luisita land distribution to continue despite omnibus motion

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pia-logoMANILA, July 25 (PNA) -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes Wednesday vowed to continue the process of land distribution in Hacienda Luisita.

This, despite an omnibus motion filed by a farmers’ group in the Supreme Court to stop the DAR from proceeding with the lot allocation for qualified farmworker-beneficiaries.

“The SC has directed us to distribute the land to qualified beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita and the DAR is following this instruction to the letter. Only the SC can stop us now from doing our job,” Delos Reyes said.

Delos Reyes expressed disappointment that the Alyansa ng Manggagawa sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA), one of the four farmers’ groups operating in Hacienda Luisita, filed the omnibus motion to stop the process of land distribution in the vast sugar estate.

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1751374689654