Hinatuan agrarian reform beneficiaries take oath

piaTANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 12 (PIA) - Ten agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from Hinatuan, this province took their oath recently at the Municipal Trial Court of Barobo affirming their commitment to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of government.

Said oath taking is required as provided in the rules and regulations of becoming an ARB and what are their obligations upon receiving the certificate of land ownership award (CLOA). 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, cultivate the land productively and pay taxes.

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).

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Benjamin M. Mataksil said the oath ensures that the identified farmer-beneficiaries have underwent a selection process conducted by the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers as provided in Section 22 of Republic Act No. 6657 also known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law. (Myra Yu, PIO-DAR/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1741462930885/hinatuan-agrarian-reform-beneficiaries-take-oath