to lead drive
vs. CARP extension
SEEKS RECONSIDERATION OF
motion for reconsideration has been filed before the Supre me Court on its dismissal
of a petition questioning the manner in which the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform
Law is being implemented in sugar lands, Cebu Rep. Pablo Garcia, legal counsel
of the petitioners, said yesterday.
Garcia, who is eyeing the House speakership, told the DAILY STAR that, even if
he does not get the position, he will lead, along with other solons from Negros,
a campaign not to extend CARP after it expires in June 2008.
is bad for the economy and bad for agriculture," he said.
Mayor calls for lobby
moratorium on distribution of land
Castellana Mayor Enrico Elumba is calling for a moratorium on land disposition
in municipalities where the current amount of property disposed is way beyond
the capability of the government to support.
At a press conference yesterday, Elumba also called for a strong lobby for a review
of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program when its law expires next year, saying
its implementation in sugarlands has been detrimental to Negros Occidental. There
is a need for a restudy the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (R.A. 6657) with
emphasis on the sustainability of the program and revenue generation, he said.
In his study entitled
"Sourcing Revenues in Times of Fiscal Crisis: An LGU Dilemma," Elumba said the
total agricultural land in Negros Occidental is 237,580.0972 hectares and covered
by CARP is 57,305.4674 hectares.
3 guards to be charged today
for death of two, injury of six
three security guards allegedly involved in the shooting of Task Force Mapalad
members will be charged today with double homicide and multiple frustrated homicide
before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor's Office for the killing of
two farmer beneficiaries and injuring six others, in Hacienda Velez- Malaga, Brgy.
Robles, La Castellana, on June 4, police said.
Negros Occidental police director Rosendo Franco yesterday said one of the three
security guards identified as Enrique Maliksi who fired his gun, as indicated
by the result of the ballistic test on his firearm, was also found positive for
Franco said Maliksi is now locked up in jail, but not in La Castellana, for security