Invitation to Nominate Candidates for the Private Sector Representatives to the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council

The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat is inviting all interested groups, preferably federations/alliances/umbrella organizations and other networks, of farmer-beneficiaries and affected landowners of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) nationwide, to nominate candidates for the Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) to the PARC who will serve under the new Administration.

Pursuant to Section 17 of Republic Act (RA) No. 9700 or the CARP Extension with Reform (CARPER) Law, the PSRs will have an equal representation of the farmer-beneficiaries (FBs) and affected landowners (LOs) with six (6) members each. Two (2) from each sector will come from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, provided that at least one (1) of them shall come from the indigenous peoples (IP), and at least one (1) of them shall come from a duly recognized national organization of rural women or a national organization of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) with a substantial number of women members.

Successful nominees will represent their respective sectors (farmers or landowners) during the meetings of the PARC, which is the highest policy-making and governing body for the CARP, and its Executive Committee (ExCom). They will be appointed by the President of the Philippines and their tenure of Office is coterminous with the appointing authority.

As supporting documents, the nominees shall submit the following: 1. Nominating entity’s certification as required for each set of criteria; 2. latest bio-data; 3. (1) one ID picture;          4. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance; and 5. police clearance.

Please submit your nomination, together with the said requirements, to the following:

Director Teresita L. Panlilio
PARC Secretariat
3rd Floor, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Building
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

Telephone Nos. 456-4341 and 454-7135

In screening the candidates, please be guided by the following PARC ExCom-issued criteria:

General Criteria

  1. Must be able to express himself/herself well in either English or Filipino.
  2. Must be of good moral character.
  3. Must be an active member of the organization he/she is representing.
  4. Must have profound knowledge and high level of social awareness on agrarian reform programs and related issues.
  5. Must be able to communicate/articulate his/her position on specific issues/concerns.
  6. Must exhibit high social responsibility and concern for the group he/she will represent.
  7. Must exhibit gender sensibility.
  8. Must exhibit a non-discriminatory attitude for all people regardless of ethnicity/race, religion, and financial/social status.
  9. Must exhibit leadership qualities.
  10. Must be certified to have these general qualifications by the nominating entity.


Specific Criteria for Farmer Representatives

  1. Must exhibit active involvement in government programs particularly those that are related to agriculture and agrarian reform.
  2. Must be a farmer leader who demonstrates cooperation and receptiveness to the CARP or must be any of the following: agricultural share tenants, agricultural lessees, regular/seasonal farm workers, actual tillers of abandoned lands, landless agricultural farmworkers, actual landless tillers/occupants of public lands or owner-cultivators.
  3. If representing indigenous peoples, must be certified as such by the national or field office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
  4. If a woman, must come from a duly recognized national organization of rural women or a national organization of agrarian reform beneficiaries with a substantial number of women members, certified as such by that particular organization.
  5. Must be certified to have both the required general qualifications and these specific qualifications for Farmer Sector Representatives by the nominating entity.


Specific Criteria for Landowners Representatives

  1. Must be at least a high school graduate.
  2. Must be a successful and active agricultural producer for at least five (5) years.
  3. Must possess landholdings covered by any agrarian reform programs of the government and which have considerable number of share-tenants, lessees or hired regular/seasonal laborers.
  4. Must indicate cooperation and receptiveness to the CARP and the provisions of the CARPER Law.
  5. Must be certified to have both the required general qualifications and these proposed specific qualifications for Landowners Representatives by the nominating entity.