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TheStandard
February 09, 2017 45

Unite vs oligarchs, farmers exhorted

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano urged farmers of the Hacienda Luisita Inc. under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program to unite against the landlord oligarchy of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan. Read More..
TheStandard
Feb 01, 2017 43

Mariano probes farmer’s shooting in Negros

AGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano ordered on Tuesday an investigation and fast resolution of a land dispute in Negros Occidental, the bastion of vast tracts of haciendas. Read More..
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Jan 17, 2017 88

DAR to run after those guilty of illegal and unlawful…

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 12 — Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano approved and supported the proposal of Undersecretary for Legal Operations Office Luis Meinrado Pangulayan’s to file cases and prosecute those found guilty… Read More..
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Jan 12, 2017 77

“Let us uphold farmers’ rights and welfare”—Sec. Ka Paeng

BANILAD, CEBU CITY, Jan. 11—Agrarian Secretary Rafael ‘Ka Paeng’ Mariano stated this at the ongoing conference for its third level officials to craft the department’s strategic plans and directions for 2017 to 2022. Read More..

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‘100 days’ for Nueva Ecija land distribution

manilatimes 1CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija:Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, a former farmers’ party- list representative, has promised to finish the land distribution process in 100 days for the 3,100 hectares in portions of Laur town and Palayan City in Nueva Ecija where four people were massacred by five still unidentified men last week.

Mariano, a Novo Ecijano, made the vow during deliberation on his department’s proposed 2017 budget at the House of Representatives, according to Rep. Rosanna Vergara of the Third District of Nueva Ecija.

The area that used to be part of the Fort Magsaysay Military Reservation falls within Vergara’s district, prompting her to ask Mariano on the state of agrarian reform program even as the Agrarian Reform chief himself brought up the issue on “problematic lands” in the country, saying there many pieces of DAR property that have not been titled.

“He [Mariano] promised that he would personally monitor the transfer,” Vergara said.

When she asked Mariano if a year would do, he said, “One hundred days, Congresswoman Vergara.”

Saying she will closely monitor such implementation, Vergara raised the issue after noting the prolonged processes could have paved the way for unscrupulous individuals such as those who employed the armed men who attacked and killed the four farmers on Saturday.

She lauded Mariano for taking land titling as among the priority of his department.

Mariano assailed the massacre.

Darrel Morales, executive assistant of Mayor Alex Daus of Laur, said the local government, in coordination with the police and the Philippine Army, has called for a stakeholders’ dialogue at the municipal gymnasium.

The meeting, he added, is aimed at finding ways to thresh out problems that beset the land distribution and address the concerns that arise from it. PNA

Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/100-days-for-nueva-ecija-land-distribution/285275/