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DAR turns over climate change projects and common service facilities to farmers in Cordillera

news reg 3 pix 1 april 17 2018TABUK CITY – A total of 5.1 million worth of farm machineries were turned over to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) at the Provincial Gymnasium in Tabuk City last April 12.

A one unit 4-W 90 HP Tractor worth P2.349 million was handed over to Danggayan ti Manalon ti Pinococ and to the Bago Farmers’ Association, ARBOs that are based in Pinukpuk, Kalinga.

Another farm machinery, one unit Kubota 35 HP Tractor that cost P1.144 million was given to Macutay-Sadiri Credit Cooperative.

The tractors were funded from the Climate Resiliency Farm Productivity Support Project (CRFPSP).

Members of the Kajchilan Multi-purpose Cooperative in Balbalan, Kalinga, also received the Common Service Facilities that include a Mechanical Dryer, Coffee Pulper, and sets of Coffee Grinders.

At least three mechanical dryers, seven Coffee pulpers and two sets of coffee grinders were distributed in the province with a total cost of P1 million.news reg 3 pix 2 april 17 2018

Simultaneously launched during the distribution of farm implements was the turn-over of the P19.350 million worth of support services projects for implementation in the six provinces of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for this year.

The Linksfarm project costing to P1.2M each will also be implemented in seven sites in the region: two in Kalinga, one in Apayao, one in Ifugao, one in Benguet, and two in Mt. Province.

Another project, the Sugar Block Farming costing P800,000 each will also be implemented in three sites in Kalinga and one in Abra.

The third project that was launched, the Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty, with a budget of P450,000 each will also be implemented in 22 sites in the region.

news reg 3 pix 3 april 17 2018The sites will include four areas in Benguet, two in Ifugao, seven in Kalinga, and two in Mt. Province.

LinksFarm is programmed to link the products of farmers to the market under the concept that sugar block farming projects would assist the farmers to improve their sugarcane variety that in the process will yield upgraded quality and higher production, that would ultimately help solve the sugar crisis.

The Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty, on the other hand, is seen to help solve cases of malnutrition among the children in rural communities while at the same time to provide a regular outlet for farmers.

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Kalinga farmers receive land titles

news reg 1 pix 1 april 17 2018TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A total of 745 farmer-beneficiaries were awarded Certificates of Landownership Awards (CLOAs) in Tabuk City, Kalinga, last April 12.

The agricultural lands are located in the Municipalities of Balbalan, Lubuagan, Pasil, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk, and Tinglayan, in this Province.

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John Rualo Castiriciones who led the CLOA Distribution said that the issuance of titles shows that the government recognizes the role of farmers as true heroes of the country.

Castriciones also expounded that farmers have always been the victims of social injustice, but the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wanted vowed to uplift their situation.

“Where before they were left out by the government,  the President  will do its best to   make them feel loved  by providing  the needed production loans, farm machineries,  seeds,  irrigation, farm-to-market roads, and other support services that would enhance their economic activities  that would ultimately integrate  their economic well-being into the mainstream of society,” he said.news reg 1 pix 2 april 17 2018

The Secretary likewise disclosed that poverty is the culprit for the persistent attraction of peasants to other ideologies.

The distribution was also graced by Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello of Field Operations Office (FOO) who apologized to the beneficiaries for the long wait prior to CLOA distribution.

The delays, Bello pointed out, were due to the long processes of land titling.

DAR, he added, is doing its best to issue titles to actual tillers to give them absolute control over their basic resource and in the process propel progress in the countryside.

news reg 1 pix 3 april 17 2018The event was also joined by the top officials of the province led by Congressman Jesse Mangaoang.

The congressman expressed belief on the stern leadership of President Duterte and trust that the agrarian reform program of the government will have a better chance with his political will to bring about change in the lives of ordinary Filipinos.

The President’s political will, he added, does not just abide with the law to give each farmer his fair share but also the delivery of agrarian justice even if it means wrestling it out against the elite and influential landowners.news reg 1 pix 4 april 17 2018 

The congressman also expressed full support to the farmers in the area.

Other top DAR officials present during the distribution include Undersecretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong whom the Cordillerans consider as one of their own; Undersecretary David Erro, Undersecretary  Luis Meinrado C. Pangulayan, Land Registration Authority (LRA) Administrator Renato D. Bermejo;  Vice Governor James  Adubba; Provincial Board Members Frederick Pangsiw and Anthony Sakai of Tabuk City; and Mayor Ferdinand Tubban of Tabuk City, Kalinga. 

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Pres. Duterte wants individual land titles for DAR beneficiaries – Bello

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 10 2017BAGUIO CITY – Aside from the fast-tracking of the processing and the release of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte also mandated the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to provide the beneficiaries with individual CLOAs.

This was emphasized by DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Office Karlo S. Bello when he led the second round of distribution of CLOAs to 1,652 ARBs covering a total land area of 937 hectares in the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mt. Province in Cordillera Region.

The second day of CLOA distribution was held on Thursday, November 9 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City. DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong facilitated the first day of distribution in the same venue last Wednesday.

“President Duterte wants individual titling of lands for our beneficiaries, not the collective CLOAs,” Bello said.

He added that the President has also mandated DAR to boost the provision of support services to the ARBs to develop the lands awarded to them.

Bello was recently designated by Malacanang as OIC Secretary of the DAR until the return of OIC Secretary Bistoyong from an official trip abroad.

He also recognized the courage of the ARBs especially on their undying determination to win the ownership of the land they till for more than 20 years.

“I am very happy to be part of this event in your lives. You finally own the lands you’ve been waiting for through the years of toiling and taking care of it. Nobody deserves it better than you and you should make it more productive now,” Bello said.

He also lauded the DAR in Cordillera region for their all-out efforts to make the farmers dream into reality.news reg 1 pix 2 nov. 10 2017

“DAR is doing its best to deliver the best service to the farmers. We are now gathering farmers’ concerns and issues,” he added.

Among the concerns being considered by DAR include the requirements from the Land Bank of the Philippines, the Register of Deeds, and other government offices involved in lands.

“We are looking at the causes of the delays in the processing and studying effective schemes to smoothen the operations and coordination of various government offices,” Bello said.

Projects that are part of the support services were also handed over to the ARBs during the two-day distribution ceremonies.

DAR Cordillera Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson said the projects received by the ARBs include the P240,000.00 worth of six water tank units for the Community –Managed Potable Water Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH).

These water-systems, Ayson added, will benefit Naguey Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Bagong Sablan Credit Cooperative and Taloy Norte Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Benguet province.

ARB cooperatives that include the Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative and Tawangan Agrarian Reform Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Benguet also received their P900,000 worth of Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project on Wednesday, she said.

The CLOA distribution on Thursday was also witnessed by Director Leomides R. Villareal of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, Director Leandro A. Caymo of the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement and other top DAR officials in Cordillera Region.

news reg 1 pix 3 nov. 10 2017Photo 1: DAR Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello (left) led the second day of CLOA distribution to 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in a ceremony held on Thursday, November 9 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City. Bello was joined by Director Leomides R. Villareal (3rd from right) of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, Director Leandro A. Caymo (2nd from right) of the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement and Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson (2nd from left) of DAR Cordillera Region.

Photo 2: DAR Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello led the second day of CLOA distribution to 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in a ceremony held on Thursday, November 9 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City where he also emphasized President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s mandate to fast-track the process and distribution of individual CLOAs to the beneficiaries.

Photo 3: DAR Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello (4th from right) led the second day of CLOA distribution to 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in a ceremony held on Thursday, November 9 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City. Bello was joined by Director Leomides R. Villareal (3rd from left) of the Public Assistance and Media Relations Service, Director Leandro A. Caymo (2nd from left) of the Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement and Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson (3rd from right) of DAR Cordillera Region.

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1,652 farmers receive land titles, support projects in Cordillera Region

news reg 1 pix 1 nov. 8 2017BAGUIO CITY – A total of 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from Cordillera Region received their 937 certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a two-day distribution ceremonies led by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) held at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City on November 8 to 9, 2017.

The CLOAs awarded covered a total land area of 937 hectares in the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mt. Province.

DAR has intensified CLOA distribution and the provision of support services to ARBs in the country to support the thrust of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to emancipate farmers, especially those in the far-flung villages from poverty.

DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong led the first batch of CLOA distribution and the turn-over of support projects to ARBs on Wednesday 

The second day of CLOA distribution and turn-over of support services will be led by Undersecretary Karlo S. Bello.

“We want you to be empowered,” Bistoyong emphasized in his message, reiterating that the administration of Pres. Duterte and the DAR will continue to support the ARBs.

Bistoyong also encouraged the ARBs to fully develop their lands as she recognized the vital role of farmers in securing the food needs of the Filipinos.

“Farmers support the food security of communities and our country,” she said.

Data provided by DAR Cordillera Region Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson revealed that 387 ARBs from Mt. Province received their CLOAs covering a total of 45.4614 hectares during the two-day distribution ceremonies; 379 ARBs with 191.9154 hectares from Kalinga; 376 ARBs with 225.4345 hectares from Ifugao; 351 ARBs with 299.0722 hectares from Benguet; 120 ARBs with 134.7007 hectares from Apayao; and 39 ARBs with 40.7926 hectares from Abra.Ayson added that two support projects were also turned-over to ARB organizations and cooperatives on Wednesday.

These projects include the Community-Managed Potable Water Sanitation and Hygiene (CPWASH) worth P240,000 and the Village-Level Processing Center Enhancement Project (VLPCEP) worth P900,000.

The CPWASH will cover three ARB communities consisting of 38 households who are members of three ARB organizations and cooperatives in Benguet.

Part of the CPWASH project is six units of water tanks that will provide safe drinking water to the ARBs in the area.

The VLPCEP project, on the other hand, will benefit two ARB communities and two ARB organizations in the areas of Atok, Sablan and Tuba in Benguet.news reg 1 pix 2 nov. 8 2017 

Among the recipients of VLPCEP projects are the Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing and the Agrarian Reform Community Multi-Purpose Cooperatives in the area.

DAR will deliver more projects to the ARBs in Cordillera, particularly the distribution of coffee seedlings and other machinery to develop further their lands.

Cordillera Administrative Region Governor Cresencio Pacalso and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan also joined the top DAR officials during the distribution of CLOAs.

Pacalso expressed gratitude to DAR’s support to the farmers in the region, saying that the lands distributed and projects turned over are of great help in the countryside development.

news reg 1 pix 3 nov. 8 2017For his part, Mayor Domogan who also served as the Regional Development Council Chair of Cordillera thanked the administration of President Duterte for giving priority to address the pressing problems of the farmers in the country, particularly on poverty and landlessness.

Domogan also congratulated the farmer beneficiaries and hoped that they would make their lands more productive.

Photo 1: DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong (2nd from left) together with Cordillera Administrative Governor Cresencio Pacalso (3rd from left) and DAR Cordillera Region Director Marjorie P. Ayson (left) led the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) during the distribution ceremony held onNovember 8, 2017 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City.

Photo 2: DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong posed with the oldest agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB) Molina Comila, 72 years old from Kapangan, Benguet. Comila is among the 1,652 ARBs who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) in a distribution ceremony held on November 8, 2017 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City.

Photo 3: DAR OIC Secretary Rosalina L. Bistoyong and Cordillera Administrative Governor Cresencio Pacalso posed with part of the 1,652 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who received their certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) during the distribution ceremony held on November 8, 2017 at the Gestdan Centrum in Baguio City.

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