DAR extends P24.8M to ARBOs of Surigao Norte, Dinagat Islands

piaSURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 3 (PIA) - A total of P24,856,589.00 has already been extended by the Department of Agrarian Reform - Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) to its assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) through its project Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) since it started last 2012.

This is what Ma. Elizabeth L. De Guzman, the provincial agrarian reform program officer I of DAR-SDN made known during the ARBO assessment on ARCCESS project last January 27, 2016 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel, this city.

The ARCCESS benefits 11 ARBOs in both the provinces of Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands.

Out of 11 ARBOs, nine are from Surigao Norte and two from Dinagat Islands.

For the first time, after four years of implementation through DAR-SDN’s Program Beneficiaries Development Division, the said ARBOs were tasked to assess on their experiences and impression on ARCCESS.

They assessed the four components of ARCCESS which are common service facilities, agri-extension services, business development service, and progress project monitoring.

In general, the recipient ARBOs were more than glad that they were able to access government services through ARCCESS implemented by DAR.

They said that the project really helped in augmenting the income of their organizations and increase the productivity and income of their members especially the agrarian reform beneficiaries.

PARPO De Guzman hoped that the ARBOs will be able to sustain the project to further serve other ARBOs and their neighboring barangays. (Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2731454312716/dar-extends-p24-8m-to-arbos-of-surigao-norte-dinagat-islands