Folks oppose expansion of CARP coverage, seek guv’s help-A A +A
Friday, February 8, 2013
RESIDENTS of Moises Padilla sought help from the Governor as they expressed opposition on the moves of the Provincial Agrarian Reform Office (Paro) to implement the expansion of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) coverage here.
In an appeal to Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Julito Cadujada and Geuro Batallon, residents of Hacienda San Benito, Barangay Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, they bared that Task Force Hacienda San Benito, a newly formed group in the area, is planning to enter the hacienda.
Members of the task force are planned to be installed as beneficiaries of the hacienda.
"We, the residents of the hacienda, fear that tension would erupt anew in our place among farmer beneficiaries," the residents’ representative said.
There are three groups that are claiming to be the real farmer-beneficiaries of Hacienda San Benito and that the legal issue is yet to be resolved and is now pending before the Office of the President.
"It would only be the Office of the President that could resolve the legal battle among the three groups," the residents added in their appeal.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), in an order dated July 24, 2009 signed by then Secretary Nasser Pangandaman, resolved that it is only the Office of the President that could finally resolve all the legal issues raised by the farmer beneficiaries. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 08, 2013.