THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has yet to receive a copy of the decision of the Supreme Court in the Hacienda Luisita case although it is aware of reports and articles in the media in the last few days that the High Tribunal had favorably resolved the DAR and PARC's Motion for Partial Reconsideration. The Department will not issue any reaction or comment without first having received and read a copy of the SC Resolution.
However, Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said that the Department had already prepared its plans should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to the 6,296 farmworker-beneficiaries.
De los Reyes is currently in Butuan City, meeting with DAR officials in Region 13 after meeting with DAR officials in Region 12 and Region 11 on November 22 and November 23, respectively. PAS-DAR