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On the 3rd anniversary of CARPer: Anakpawis demands legislation of Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB) to replace ‘hopeless CARP’

“The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Progam (CARP) – the longest-running and most expensive land reform program in the country is a total failure. CARP is archaic, regressive and anti-peasant. It is high time to junk the bogus CARP and enact a new land reform program, “said Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano as he joined farmers in a protest at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Quezon City.


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DAR squandering public funds by continuing to fund CARP

Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano said the government is wasting public funds by continuing to fund the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the longest-running and most expensive land reform program in the world. “By continuing to fund CARP, the Aquino government is squandering billions of public funds,” said Mariano.



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Solon urges government to impose price freeze

Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano today urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to impose a price freeze on petroleum products in light of the severe calamity caused by tropical cyclone Gener.



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After Aquino’s ‘no forgive and forget’, court allows Arroyo to post bail

Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano said President Benigno Aquino III must be accountable if former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo manages to evade justice and escape her crimes against the people. “The government is condoning Arroyo’s evasion of justice. Aquino is letting Arroyo off the hook with the slow and partial prosecution against the former president.”



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PH as rice exporter, far from reality – Anakpawis

Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano said President Benigno Aquino III’s pronouncement that the country could attain rice self-sufficiency and possibly become a rice exporter next year is far from reality and nearly impossible.