[In the news] Luisita farmers seek DOJ probe of continuing military presence -INQUIRER.net

Luisita farmers seek DOJ probe of continuing military presence. By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer March 20, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—Farmers of Hacienda Luisita on Monday asked Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to investigate the continuing presence of soldiers inside the sprawling sugarcane plantation owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III in Tarlac.…

[In the news] NEDA endorses P13.3-B infra projects for implementation – InterAksyon.com

NEDA endorses P13.3-B infra projects for implementation by Christine Ubalde, InterAksyon.com January 22, 2012  MANILA, Philippines — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has endorsed for implementation some P13.27 billion worth of projects for irrigation, flood control and education. In a statement, the NEDA said its Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) recently approved the following…

[In the news] Supreme Court orders farmer-tenants to reply to Luisita appeal – INQUIRER.net

Supreme Court orders farmer-tenants to reply to Luisita appeal By Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 19, 2012   The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government and farmer-tenants of Hacienda Luisita to answer an appeal for reconsideration of its November 2011 decision ordering the distribution of the 4,915.75-hectare sugar plantation in Tarlac owned by…

[In the news] Acosta appointed adviser for environmental protection – Philstar.com

Acosta appointed adviser for environmental protection By Delon Procalla (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines –  President Aquino yesterday signed the appointment papers of former Bukidnon Rep. Neric Acosta as Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection. Three months ago, Aquino said they were creating an office for Acosta, an ally in the Liberal Party, who lost in…