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159 MARBAI farmers reinstalled

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano yesterday led the peaceful reinstallation of 159 members of the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc. as rightful owners of the 145-hectare contested San Isidro farm area inside the former Hijo Plantation owned by Lapanday Foods Corp. here.

After getting the support of President Duterte in reclaiming the 145-hectare banana farm in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, farmers of Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. (MARBAI) will attempt to occupy for the third time the contested land of the Lapanday Foods Corp.

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