19 SurSur agrarian reform beneficiaries take oath

piaTANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, September 15 (PIA) - About 19 farmer-beneficiaries from the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur took their oath recently at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 27 as confirmation of being the new agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

The said oath taking is significant to instill the roles and regulations of becoming an ARB and what are their obligations upon receiving the land awarded to them.

Among the obligations cited include the paying of their annual amortization with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), prohibition period of 10 years not to sell, transfer or convert the awarded lot unless fully paid at LBP and cultivate the land productively, among others.

The obligations stated above are also relative to one of the requirements of the LBP in the processing of Voluntary Offer to Sell Claim Folders (VOSCFs) and/or Compulsory Acquisition Claim Folders (CACFs) to ensure that the identified farmer-beneficiaries have underwent a thorough selection process conducted by the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers provided in Section 22 of Republic Act No. 6657 also known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law. (NGBT/Myra Q. Yu-DAR-IO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1741442288084/19-sursur-agrarian-reform-beneficiaries-take-oath