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HOW NOYNOY CAN GAIN THE MORAL HIGH GROUND

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HOW NOYNOY CAN GAIN THE MORAL HIGH GROUND

By James Putzel

London School of Economic

If President-elect Noynoy Aquino wants to demonstrate that his new government represents generational change, he should convince his family to abandon efforts to hold onto Hacienda Luisita and finally allow it to be covered by the agrarian reform law. The longer Hacienda Luisita remains exempt from the land redistribution provisions of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law, the less credibility the new president’s government will have among the rural poor and the more vulnerable will be his government to charges of hypocrisy and the protection of family and elite interests and privileges by opponents of all political hues. READ FULL STORY

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