Inequality persists as Aquino fails to push CARP, advocates say

Agrarian reform advocates want Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes  to resign for supposedly failing at his job.

Agrarian reform advocates want Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to resign for supposedly failing at his job. That’s a picture of him in the background.

Civil society groups say President Benigno Aquino III has been unable to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the country, and that he has failed to wield agrarian reform to close that gap.

Aquino’s critics came out recently to urge him to speed up the distribution of land to the landless, as the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reform (CARPER) nears its end.

“Time is running out. The extension period of CARP is a narrow window of opportunity for the country,” the groups said. (Read more on The Inbox, a Y! News Blog)

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