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APECO’s Story: Two Visions of Development Contend in Land Grab Case

APECO’s Story: Two Visions of Development Contend in Land Grab Case

May 22, 2013

By Jerik Cruz Down at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, sheltered from the Pacific ocean by the San Idelfonso peninsula, the first infrastructures of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) are slowly rising. Along the shore, where some fisherfolk used to live, now runs a 1.2-kilometer airstrip. Less than ten minutes away, on a road still strewn...

Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reform

Rural Poverty and Agrarian Reform

May 21, 2013

(Excerpts from the longer report/publication recently released by Focus, entitled The State of Agrarian Reform Under President Benigno Aquino III's Government) Download the report here Twenty-four years of implementation, still counting and with completion nowhere here near in sight. This amount of time that Philippine Government has taken to implement and...