The Department of Agrarian Reform in the province of Agusan del Norte distributed 95 hectares of Agricultural land covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) to Fifty-Four (54) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) held at Manoligao, Carmen, Agusan del Norte last May 2, 2013.
The awarding of titles was graced by DAR Caraga Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, CESO IV, together with Asst. Regional Director for Operation and Concurrent Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Andre B. Atega, and Vice Mayor Winefredo T. Taglucop of Carmen, Agusan del Norte.
An 88-year old farmer-beneficiary since 1965 named Bernardita P. Regner shared, "Malipayon kami karon. . . ug dako among pasalamat sa DAR sa titulo nga among nadawat . . . among ampingan ug palambuon kini”, (We are now delighted...and thankful to DAR for the land we received...we should take care of it and make it productive”, Regner said.
In behalf of Mayor Ramon Calo, Vice Mayor Taglucop lauded DAR in intensifying its effort on land distribution in his localities. He also encouraged the new landowners to undertake a positive attitude to make the land productive. On the other hand, Mambuay said, “this is just the start of several government interventions to help the farm-workers in Brgy. Manoligao. Just continue to be united and more support will follow.”
Also, ARDO Atega pointed out some responsibilities of the farmer-beneficiaries to use the land productively. He also emphasized some rules under republic act 6657 as to how the ARBs can be disqualified. He further said that the farmers must ensure to pay taxes to the local government.