By Saturnino Borras Jr., Mary Ann Manahan, Eduardo C. Tadem
First published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 6 July 2008
OPPONENTS OF EXTENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) insist that we suspend land redistribution and focus assistance on the farmer households that have received land under the program. We argue that it is not a question of land redistribution versus support. The challenge is how to effectively assist land reform beneficiaries while completing land redistribution.