Aurora farmers urge distribution of military land

from Business Mirror Online by Jonathan L. Mayuga

FARMERS in Dingalan, Aurora, on Wednesday asked the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to distribute immediately more than 4,000 hectares of land within the Fort Magsaysay Military Reservation (FMMR) to boost the government’s effort to fight hunger and poverty in the country.

The farmers from the four barangays of Matawe, Ibona, Cargsacan and Butas na Bato expressed fear that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will eventually kick them out of the military reservation.

The farmers have been cultivating land inside the military reservation for more than four decades. They won a battle for the right to cultivate after 4,752 hectares of land were awarded to 805 farmer-beneficiaries in 1993.

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