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Reds push free land distribution, govt control of business
« on: September 24, 2016, 09:10:36 AM »
Reds push free land distribution, govt control of business
Christian V. Esguerra, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Sep 23 2016 03:43 PM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/23/16/reds-push-free-land-distribution-govt-control-of-business

MANILA - Communist negotiators are pushing for free land distribution and public ownership of industries as they prepare to sit down with the government for the crucial phase of the peace talks in Norway in two weeks.

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) wants to "nationalize" 19 industries including oil, steel and mining, saying this will result in more jobs and economic development.

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Under the NDFP's proposed agreement drafted in 1998, utilities such as power, communications, water and mass transportation will be publicly owned.

It also calls for a "genuine" land reform program where land distribution is free. At present, beneficiaries are required to pay amortization.

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