Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Halt Hacienda Luisita Land Distribution


The Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines has rejected a plea for the suspension of audit of the controversial Hacienda Luisita. During the time of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona, he ruled to distribute back to farmers the land they are tilling.


In a seven-page resolution by the Supreme Court en banc, they denied the prayer of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) for the halting of the audit of the sugar state owned by the family of former Pres. Aquino and the Cojuangco families.

The HLI sought the suspension of the audit for 90 days but the Supreme Court decided in favor of the farmers of Hacienda Luisita.

The Supreme Court documents read that "Anent HLI's prayer for the suspension of the 90-day period for the audit, the same is hereby denied in view of the instant resolution," the document read.


Hacienda Luisita owned by the powerful Cojuangco-Aquino clan in Tarlac made headlines in various social media sites but never made it to mainstream media which the Aquino allegedly had huge connections.

During the time of Chief Justice Renato Corona, the Hacienda Luisita case became controversial when he decided to stand by the law and ruled to distribute back to farmers the lands they are tilling.

Chief Justice Corona who was later impeached accused the Aquino of pushing for his impeachment and ouster after he ruled to give the lands back to farmers.

In yesterday's decision of the Supreme Court they made a unanimous vote of 14 against 0, the SC en banc affirmed its earlier voting oon July 5, 2011 and November 23, 2011 for the distribution of the lands to the farmers.


Base upon the rulings which covered 4,915 hectares, SC ordered HLI to pay the farmers P1.3 billion less the amount they have already received. The 14-man Supreme Court affirmed its November 23, 2011 ruling by stating that agricultural lands must always be in the control of land tillers.



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