Aquino: ‘We could have earned P3B if Luisita was sold’
Posted by akosistella on March 16, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Stung by criticisms about Hacienda Luisita, Liberal Party standard-bearer Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Monday said his family could have earned P3 billion from selling the large sugar plantation.
Aquino said the 4,500-hectare plantation could have been sold at P4.5 billion, with the real estate price of P100 per square meter, if his family did not care about the farmers and only worried about its interests.
Aquino on Danding Cojuangco: `We’re no longer enemies’
Aquino said on Monday morning that their families had been estranged politically since 1967 but “his generation” in the Cojuangco clan had never “taken personally” their political differences.
He also cast doubts on suggestions that Cojuangco might have been behind his father’s assassination.