Hacienda Luisita: Pres. Cory Aquino’s unfinished business

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  By Raïssa Robles In May 1987, the independent polling organization Social Weather Stations gave then President Corazon Aquino the findings of a “preliminary and confidential [and] non-commissioned” survey showing most Filipinos wanted her to distribute Hacienda Luisita to the tenants. The timing of the survey release was important. Mrs Aquino could still do something about the survey results since […]

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SWS survey showed urgent and “special need” for Cory Aquino & her relatives to redistribute Hacienda Luisita to farmers

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  By Raïssa Robles That was in 1987, when then President Corazon Aquino could have ordered the redistribution of her family’s vast landholdings with a stroke of the pen, using her revolutionary powers. Social Weather Stations president, Dr. Mahar Mangahas, was kind enough to send me the officially published copy of this report. Earlier, I had posted a “preliminary and […]

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SWS’ Dr. Mahar Mangahas confirms doing Land Reform survey in 1987

Survey showed Filipinos wanted President Cory to use revo powers on Hacienda Luisita By Raïssa Robles It is not everyday that the scholarly Dr. Mahar Mangahas reacts to blog posts. And so I deem it an honor that he reacted to mine entitled Secret SWS survey told President Cory – most Filipinos want Hacienda Luisita land distributed And I would, as […]

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Secret SWS survey told President Cory – most Filipinos want Hacienda Luisita land distributed

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  My exclusive By Raïssa Robles A secret survey conducted by private pollster Social Weather Stations told then President Corazon Aquino early on that Filipinos wanted her family’s vast landed estate distributed to the tenants. I dug up a copy of this “preliminary and confidential” survey conducted on March 1987 – or shortly before the assumption into office of the […]

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