The ABS-CBN website has quoted Department of Agrarian Reform Sec. Virgilio delos Reyes as saying that farm worker-beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita will receive their land within a year.
That’s right, guys. ONE LONG YEAR!
I’m not a landowner but looking at the reasons cited by Delos Reyes, I can’t help but ask “ano ito, garapalang delaying tactic?”
Delos Reyes said Luisita is 4,000 plus hectares of property with 6,000 plus beneficiaries. Therefore, an inventory, census and surveys must be conducted.
While it may be 4,000 plus hectares, Luisita is ONLY ONE PROPERTY. Not two, 10 or 20. It’s spread out in NEIGHBORING towns and a city (I hope I remember t correctly), and not areas 10 or 20 kilometers apart each.
Therefore, surveying the land should not be that difficult and time-consuming.
Especially since for sure, Luisita has copies of its latest surveyors’ report which definitely contains details or data needed for a new survey.
Unless the DAR will IGNORE OR DISREGARD any and all existing documents on land surveys in Luisita and start from SCRATCH, for which they had better have one hell of a good justification.
If it’s the beneficiaries which need to be surveyed or subjected to census, these people have had a list of their members and addresses in the hacienda for AGES.
So new survey guys don’t need to research, again from zero, the names and addresses of the beneficiaries one-by-one before double-checking these. All they have to do is look at the list.
These tasks will indeed take a year or so if the DAR will make it THE LAST of their priorities and assign one, two or three personnel for the entire 4,000 plus hectares and 6,000 plus beneficiaries.
And here’s the MOST SUSPICIOUS part, guys:
Delos Reyes refused to give an estimate on how much the government will have to pay Luisita.
He said the Land Bank of the
will first have to examine Luisita’s books before computing the payment based
on the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) formula. The computation
will then be sent to the DAR. Philippines
But the Supreme Court decision CATEGORICALLY pegged the valuation of Luisita at P40,000 per hectare or more or less P200 million.
So there’s NOTHING ELSE for the DAR to determine.
I see TWO MOTIVES in this explanation by the DAR on the valuation of Luisita: First is to JUSTIFY an increase in the P40,000 per hectare set by the Supreme Court.
Second is to hopefully give Luisita’s owners ground for new legal action to INDEFINITELY
DEFER the hacienda’s distribution to the beneficiaries.
Whatever, one thing is CRYSTAL-CLEAR – the DAR DOES NOT INTEND A SPEEDY DISTRIBUTION of Hacienda Luisita to the beneficiaries.
From our friends:
SC LUISITA DECISION STRONG MESSAGE TO PNOY!
Congrats to the SC for upholding the rule of law... it's about time that pnoy reconsider his actions against CJ Corona.
Well, the SC isn't afraid of the wrath of the King in Yellow if they vote for the dismemberment of his fiefdom, so it’s "in your face" (to him). In other words:" to heck with you and your tantrums, we're doing what is right".
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of
Farmville, Virginia, USA
SIGNED... SEALED... and with the HOPE to be DELIVERED...
And the clash between good and evil continues! Expect war of the words!
WINSTON TIZON of New
Give them to the farmers. They need it. You cannot bring that to your grave.
SAMUEL ROLDAN of
Naiimagine ko na ang mga mura na tatanggapin niya mula sa mga matanda ng angkan ng Cojuangco.
JOSE LUIS LEGARDA
But do you think the Executive/Abnoy will give priority to the SC ruling that he does not respect and recognize? The first and major concern will be his family and clan be paid first.
This is the 'Good News' that Penoy and his clan wouldn't want to hear. Parang nakikinita ko may nag-aalburuto at naglulupasay dun sa Palasyo dahil inagawan siya ng "laruan'. I hope ang susunod na pagdedisisyunan ng SC ay ang disbarment nina Dilemma and Lacierda.
JED DE JESUS
But will they respect the decision?
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Congrats t the farmers!
Let’s party! Cheers! De Lima, huwag nang pumapel!
Ha ha ha, hahacienda, hay hay hay, goodbye! 30
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