November 23, 2011. The Supreme Court, voting en banc, unanimously agreed to junk the stock distribution option (SDO), and finally distribute the 4,915.75-hectare Hacienda Luisita to its original 6,296 farmer-beneficiaries.
President Benigno Aquino III, whose family partly owns the Hacienda, stated that he respects the SC decision, and would likely oversee its implementation via the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
[Read a DAR article: ‘SC Orders Distribution of Hacienda Luisita’]
Front Pages 2011 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2011, as presented on the front page of the three leading broadsheet newspapers in the country: the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star.