The farmers protesting in front of the Capitol claiming that they are legitimate agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of Hda. Ilimnan, Brgy. Sta. Rosa, Murcia are from neighboring Brgy. Canlandog, according to Atty. Jose Ma. Valencia.
Valencia, provincial legal officer, yesterday said "they have differences with the job order casuals who are also ARBs working at the Negros First Ranch located in the area."
"The JO workers were allowed by the provincial government to plant inside the ranch which the protesting farmers want to take over," he said.