CBCP asked to reconsider stand on CARP

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A farmers’ group has asked Catholic bishops to reconsider their position on the government’s CARP. The KMP told the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) that the CARP is set to expire in 2014 and that the Aquino administration and the landlords are calling for the extension of what they allege is an anti-peasant law. The KMP said the CBCP is supporting the government’s CARP, as it claimed that the program has worsened when it was amended into CARPer. The KMP made their appeal in yesterday’s gathering of bishops from all over the country at the Pope Pius Center in Manila for the mid-year plenary assembly. antonio Flores of KMP cited “Hacienda Luisita as the symbol of CARP’s failure.”

Source: Philippine Star