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Compostela Valley to turn land once notorious for marijuana into food basket


An upland community that was once notorious as “home” to marijuana plantations is slowly transforming into the food basket of Compostela Valley.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No ‘Agta’ OK for Umiray bridge


A leader of the Agta tribe in the Sierra Madres in northern Quezon on Monday said the construction of a bridge that would link the province to Aurora had no permit from his community.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bridge to connect 2 villages, 2 provinces in Southern Luzon

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Two villages in two different provinces in Southern Luzon are named after the same waterway that separates them: the Umiray River.   Soon, a bridge costing nearly half a billion pesos to build will connect Barangay (village) Umiray in Dingalan town in Aurora province to Barangay Umiray in General Nakar town in Quezon province, according [...]

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »


Aquino could use Luisita to make history


The Supreme Court ruling on Hacienda Luisita was such an important event it merited a major speech by President Aquino. In fact, it was a golden opportunity for P-Noy – a chance for him to take charge of such a historically important issue and tell a compelling story.

Posted: May 1st, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Government inks P4-B deal with Japan


The government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) have signed a P4-billion project that would provide support services and infrastructure to some 69,000 farmers in Mindanao, a senior agrarian reform official said.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US suspected Arroyo vendetta on Hacienda Luisita


The US Embassy recognized the wide-ranging impact of the 2005 order to dismantle Hacienda Luisita and worried whether it was simply a result of a political vendetta, classified cables purportedly from the American mission in Manila released by WikiLeaks showed.

Posted: December 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


The Hacienda Luisita order as Aquino’s golden chance at greatness


The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision ordering the distribution of land at Hacienda Luisita to about 6,000 tenants will naturally be seen as a blow to Noynoy Aquino’s family.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

DAR to miss land distribution target this year

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it would miss its target of distributing 200,000 hectares of land to farmers this year.

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l activists take up cudgels for Luisita farmers


International activists have added their voices to the chorus of dissent against the Supreme Court ruling ordering a referendum to determine the fate of Hacienda Luisita’s tenants, and pushed for the distribution of the sugar estate to its farmers.

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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