Essay About Agrarian Reform

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Regulating Eminent Domain: Defining the Right of Subsistence Income Agricultural Landowners from Expropriation in light of Social Justice Chapter I: Introduction ‘Land for the Landless’ is a slogan that underscores the acute imbalance in the distribution of this precious resource among our people. But it is more than a slogan. Through the brooding centuries, it has become a battle-cry dramatizing the increasingly urgent demand of the dispossessed among us for a plot of earth as their place in the sun. A. Background of the Study The year 2012 marked the 24th year of the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) prolonged through the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms. On its anniversary, hundreds…show more content…
The fact that these provisions are scattered throughout the present Constitution is reflective of the fact that Agrarian Reform covers all aspects of institutional development. Its coverage includes tenure, production and supporting services and structures, and related institutions such as local government, public administration, education, and social welfare institutions. The provisions in the present constitution that relate to agrarian reform as a means to achieve social justice are listed in Textbook on Agrarian Reform & Taxation (With Cooperatives and CARP). They are as follows: First and foremost is Article XIII Section 4 on the promotion of agrarian reform. The said constitutional provision requires the State to undertake an agrarian reform program which shall be “founded on the right of farmers and regular farmworkers, who are landless, to own directly or collectively the lands they till or, in the case of other farm workers, to receive a just share of the fruits thereof.” And in order to attain this end, the State shall encourage and undertake the just distribution of all agricultural lands, subject to such priorities and reasonable retention limits as the Congress may

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