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Running Priest in Baseco for CARP extension
As part of his 157-kilometer run for the extension of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the running priest Fr. Robert Reyes, together with some 30 community leaders will stage a run today (Dec. 6) starting at 8:00 AM from the Herminigildo Atienza Elementary School at the Baseco, Port Area in Manila to the office of Department of Agrarian Reform in Quezon City.
There are serious concern that once the year ends without passing a law extending it and by including reforms, the plight of landless farmers will hang in the balance; and that those who are supposed to be beneficiaries under the CARP, would have no other means or legal remedies at all to seek ownership of the lands they till.
Two decades after the land reform law took affect, thousands of hectares of land all over the country have failed to be awarded to farmers.
Date: December 6, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 AM
Assembly Point: Baseco, Port Area, Manila