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TheStandard
February 09, 2017 56

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..
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Feb 01, 2017 50

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 96

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 85

“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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Govt to set 2-year moratorium on land-use conversion

manila bulletin blue logoThe government is preparing an executive order that will set a two-year moratorium on the conversion of agricultural lands in the country. The proposed moratorium on land-use conversion was formally adopted by the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) during a meeting convened by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in Malacañang last Monday.

“PARC has agreed, adopted the imposition of a two-year moratorium of conversion of agricultural lands. We have started to draft an executive order  that will subject to the study and approval of President Duterte,” Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano said in Filipino during a Palace press conference.

“There is a state policy to preserve agricultural lands to ensure food security,” he said.

Mariano said the draft EO seeks to declare a “moratorium on the processing and approval of all applications for land use conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural uses.”

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/govt-to-set-2-year-moratorium-on-land-use-conversion/