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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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Bridge inaugurated in Abra province

news reg 1 pix 1 sept 1 2017LACUB, Province of Abra (August 15, 2017)- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) recently inaugurated the Abubutok bridge and Approach with a contract cost of Php 27,237,489.00 from ARISP Fund.

The project directly benefitted an estimated 2,977 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and 572 Indigenous People (IP) Households in Lacub . It is also the access route to the Municipality of Ba ay-Licuan in the same province.news reg 1 pix 2 sept 1 2017

The 50 meters bridge and 685 meters concrete pavement with 8 meters approach is part of the Php 148 Million infrastructure projects funded under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III (ARISP III) in the Province of Abra.

This project is implemented by the DAR in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Local Government Units of Lacub and Baay-Licuan. It has an equity of Php50 million from the Provincial Local Government of Abra.

news reg 1 pix 3 sept 1 2017During its turn-over to the LGU of Lacub, the Sub-project Agreements for its proper maintenance by the LGU was signed by officials of the DAR and Lacub Officials headed by Mayor Estelita B. Bersamin.

Apart from the institutional development and social preparation, the agrarian reform community (ARC) approach was also injected in the implementation of the project.

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