Danding land reform scheme targeted
BACOLOD CITY—The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is reviewing a program in the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law that allows landowners to skip the actual distribution of lands in exchange for giving away shares of stocks to farmers instead and which has been called “corporative scheme.”
The scheme has been adopted on the 4,300-hectare farms formerly owned by business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco in Negros Occidental and which have been covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano was informed on Saturday that the agency received reports that the property was no longer planting high- value crops and was being managed by someone else.
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