August 26, 2012
MANILA — Farmers working at the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac feared that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will hamper the distribution of the 4,915-hectare sugar lands to about 5,000 farm workers and beneficiaries (FWBs).
Sereno took her oath before President Benigno Aquino III last Saturday following the announcement of her appointment as the new Chief Justice on Friday. She is the first female Chief Justice of the country and will serve for 18 years.
In a joint statement, the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) said the Supreme Court (SC) might reverse its November 22, 2011 ruling under Sereno’s watch.
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