The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has started conducting inventory to fast-track the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita to legitimate farmer beneficiaries, a Palace official said on Thursday.
“Noon pa po, ilang buwan na nakaraan ay pumunta po ang DAR sa Hacienda Luisita, ini-enbentaryo na po lahat ang beneficiaries. Ang sabi po ng Korte ng Suprema, ang gagawin natin basehan kung sino ang entitled sa lupa sa Hacienda Luisita ay iyong mga farmer-beneficiaries nung 1989,” Lacierda said.
President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to distribute to legitimate farmer beneficiaries all lands covered by the CARPER during his administration.
The Chief Executive remains committed to complete the objectives of the CARPER and attain genuine agricultural development in the country.
Last June, President Aquino met with the farmers’ groups and Church officials to reaffirm his commitment to land reform programs.
He also reiterated his vigorous support for the development of our countryside.
During the meeting with the farmers, Church officials and other stakeholders last June, President Aquino approved the setting up of a multi-stakeholders mechanism to complete the objectives of the CARPER before it expires in 2014.