SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
17 March 2017 01:03:50 PM
House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez raises questions during the inquiry conducted by the House committee on human rights into the violent shooting by security guards and personnel of Lapanday Foods Corporation (LFC) in Barangay Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The victims, nine of who were injured, were farmers belonging to the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (MARBAI). The committee chaired by Rep. Cheryl P. Deloso-Montalla (2nd District, Zambales) probed the incident on the basis of House Resolution 687 filed by Alvarez and HR 634 by Rep. Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ B. Casilao (Party-list, ANAKPAWIS). The Speaker asked the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to enforce the cease and desist order it issued against LFC last December and to facilitate the implementation of the notice of coverage and acquisition of the road lots to prevent LFC from barricading the roads in the area.The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) will probe separately the shooting incident while the Region XI police already investigated the case.