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On the SC’s final ruling on Hacienda Luisita

Posted on 24 April 2012 by admin

Press Statement
April 24, 2012

This is a historic day. We congratulate the farmers of Hacienda Luisita for their hardwon and well-deserved legal victory in the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the Luisita land distribution. We are happy that the HLI management’s motion for reconsideration was defeated. There is no legal impediment now for the immediate distribution of the Luisita land to the farmers. It is good that the HLI management’s bid to overvalue the land and increase their so-called “just compensation” has been soundly defeated. Both the HLI management and the Aquino government should take immediate and concrete steps for land distributinon. No more excuses. No more delays.

The farmer’s struggle is not over yet and they deserve our support in their efforts to make the land truly beneficial for the people. They desererve our support against possible further maneuvers of the HLI management  ###

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