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Group doubts DAR-South Bukidnon can deliver target by end-2011

Group doubts DAR-South Bukidnon can deliver target by end-2011

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews/04 December) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of South Bukidnon believes it can meet its target to distribute the lands covered by the Compre ...

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Agrarian reform beneficiaries reenter contested ranch in Maramag

Agrarian reform beneficiaries reenter contested ranch in Maramag

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews/03 December) – Gonzalo Pinuti held his hammer tight as he detached the barbed wire from a fence of a former cattle ranch amid the blistering heat of t ...

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Farmers demand extension of land use and relocation from CMU

Farmers demand extension of land use and relocation from CMU

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 May) --  It’s planting season but these farmers are in the picketlines, not in the ricefields. Farmers belonging to the Buffalo Tamaraw Limus (BTL) A ...

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DAR-XI’s director a no show in scheduled dialog with farmers

DAR-XI’s director a no show in scheduled dialog with farmers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 May) – As the farmers’ protest at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-XI entered its second day, regional director Yusoph Mama was a no show in the sc ...

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Farmers oppose land use conversion for subdivision project in CDO

Farmers oppose land use conversion for subdivision project in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 November) -- A group of agrarian reform beneficiaries and farmers engaged in organic farmers is opposing land use conversion which would pave the ...

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Armed men fire at Bukidnon farmers; 2 injured

Armed men fire at Bukidnon farmers; 2 injured

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/4 Aug) -- “The armed men formed a line, pointed their guns at us and fired.” This was how Erlinda Bacandon described how around 10 gunmen fired at a group of ...

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Armed men fire at farmers occupying CARPable Bukidnon land

Armed men fire at farmers occupying CARPable Bukidnon land

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/31 July) --  Unidentified armed men fired at a group of farmers occupying a land covered by the extended Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in Maramag, B ...

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Del Monte management stops operations in former Ocaya Ranch

Del Monte management stops operations in former Ocaya Ranch

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews/31 July) -- The management of Del Monte Philippines, Inc. said they immediately stopped operations in a land previously controlled by the famil ...

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Farmers occupy Maramag land leased to Del Monte

Farmers occupy Maramag land leased to Del Monte

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/26 July) – Some one hundred farmers have pitched tents and occupied portions of the Ocaya Ranch in Barangay Kuya, Maramag town in Bukidnon to protest its be ...

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Struggle for land by Sumilao and Negros farmers featured in indie film

Struggle for land by Sumilao and Negros farmers featured in indie film

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 February) --   The Sumilao farmers’ struggle for land is now on film. The farmers’ story is featured in “Lupang Hinarang, ...

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Sumilao farmers on the road to Manila again

Sumilao farmers on the road to Manila again

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/14 February) –  If  Nanay Gilda San-ajan had not joined the team from Sumilao, Bukidnon, everyone would have understood. After all, this mot ...

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Bukidnon ignoring crop zoning plan despite alarming land conversion rate

Bukidnon ignoring crop zoning plan despite alarming land conversion rate

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Land conversion in Bukidnon in favor of plantations for banana, pineapple and other products has become “alarming” but local ...

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Farmers urge DENR to cancel lease agreements with big landed families in Bukidnon

Farmers urge DENR to cancel lease agreements with big landed families in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Farmers' groups have called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to cancel its lease agreements with big landed fa ...

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Gunmen torch DAR office in Shariff Kabungsuan

Gunmen torch DAR office in Shariff Kabungsuan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / April 11) – Unidentified armed men burned down Thursday the provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Datu Odin Sinsuat town ...

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South Cotabato planners endorse DAR’s P241-M high-value crop development

South Cotabato planners endorse DAR’s P241-M high-value crop development

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / April 4) – Development planners in South Cotabato have endorsed a proposed P241-million project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) f ...

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A long wait for land they could call their own

A long wait for land they could call their own

TAMPILISAN, Zamboanga del Norte (MindaNews/03 April) – Farmer Isidro Catulong was only 14 when he first set foot in the forest reservation that belongs to Zamboanga del Nort ...

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Sumilao farmers to plant rice, corn ASAP

Sumilao farmers to plant rice, corn ASAP

SAN VICENTE, Sumilao, Bukidnon (MindaNews/30 March) – Jubilant farmers returned here a day after striking a deal with San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI), ending a decade old stru ...

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Malaybalay bishop to lead thanksgiving mass for Sumilao farmers

Malaybalay bishop to lead thanksgiving mass for Sumilao farmers

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 March) – Bukidnon Bishop Honesto Pacana will lead a Sunday thanksgiving mass in Sumilao a day after the Sumilao farmers signed an agreement wit ...

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Finally, 144 hectares for Sumilao farmers

Finally, 144 hectares for Sumilao farmers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) –  Eleven years after going on hunger strike in Cagayan de Oro and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) national office in Quezon Cit ...

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No deal yet with SMC but farmers might sign this week – counsel

No deal yet with SMC but farmers might sign this week – counsel

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 28 March) - Negotiators haven't signed any agreement yet over the 144-hectare contested property in San Vicente, Sumilao town as heated debates ma ...

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Sumillao farmers to march around Palace

Sumillao farmers to march around Palace

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/March 2) -- Farmers from Sumilao, Bukidnon will stage another march in Manila starting March 3, this time around Malacañang, in a bid to force Pr ...

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DAR eyes “win-win” for Sumilao farmers and SMFI; Bukidnon’s Bishop says case also a “moral one”

DAR eyes “win-win” for Sumilao farmers and SMFI; Bukidnon’s Bishop says case also a “moral one”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 January) -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman hopes for a win-win formula for both the Sumilao farmers and San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI), claim ...

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Sumilao farmers dare Pres. Arroyo to visit them

Sumilao farmers dare Pres. Arroyo to visit them

SUMILAO, Bukidnon (MindaNews / January 11) –  An irate woman farmer who joined the long walk from here to Malacanang in Manila dared President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo t ...

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GMA says she can’t issue cease and desist order; has to consult lawyer re Sumilao land

GMA says she can’t issue cease and desist order; has to consult lawyer re Sumilao land

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) --  President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo told two Catholic bishops here that she can’t issue a cease and desist order against Sa ...

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Sumilao farmers arrive home from two-month march

Sumilao farmers arrive home from two-month march

SUMILAO, Bukidnon- Tears and colorful ribbons greeted the Sumilao farmers as they reunited with their families here Sunday night after more than two months of hiking across the co ...

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Bukidnon bishop says GMA order re Sumilao land “practicaly useless;” farmers return home

Bukidnon bishop says GMA order re Sumilao land “practicaly useless;” farmers return home

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 December) – Bukidnon Bishop Honesto Pacana is apprehensive about the “tenor and implications” of President Arroyo’s December 18 or ...

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Malacanang restores Sumilao land for agri use but farmers not celebrating

Malacanang restores Sumilao land for agri use but farmers not celebrating

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Dec) -- Malacañang today ordered that the controversial 144-hectare land in Sumilao be restored for agricultural use, thus cancelling the earlier c ...

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Sumilao farmers mark simbang gabi before DAR office

Sumilao farmers mark simbang gabi before DAR office

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 December) – A day before marching to Malacañang for their second attempt for a dialogue with President Arroyo, farmers from Sumilao, Buk ...

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Sumilao farmers to push for meet with GMA Monday

Sumilao farmers to push for meet with GMA Monday

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 December) -- Farmers from Sumilao, Bukidnon who walked all the way from their hometown to Manila will march on Monday to Malacanang to dialogue with Presi ...

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Sumilao farmers get support of 3 former DAR chiefs

Sumilao farmers get support of 3 former DAR chiefs

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews/12 Dec) -- Three former agrarian reform secretaries have thrown in their support to the Sumilao farmers, urging the current leadership of the Department of A ...

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“Cash-strapped” DAR moving to multi-million peso office

“Cash-strapped” DAR moving to multi-million peso office

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 November) -- Despite claims it is cash-strapped in as far as the distribution of more lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program is concerned, ...

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Bill on “genuine agrarian reform” filed

Bill on “genuine agrarian reform” filed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 Nov) – Militant party-list groups have filed a “genuine agrarian reform bill” that would replace the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Progr ...

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