SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 13 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform provincial office in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) has elected its new set of officers for its Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM) on July 8, 2016 at held at the RSY Pension House, this city.
The newly-elected seven private sector representatives were Robustiano Patayon, Jr. for non-government organizations; Antonio Garcia representing landowners with principal crops; Emmanuel Sendiong for landowners with other crops; Roberto Etac, Jr. of the farmers with principal crops; Fortunato Paje for farmers with other crops; Venancia Signar representing the agricultural cooperatives; and Nelson Ocon for farmer organizations.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I Ma. Elizabeth L. De Guzman, in her message, stressed that the PARCCOM plays a vital role in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
PARCCOM officers will coordinate and monitor the implementation of CARP in the province. It is CARP’s field level, multi-sectoral, collegial, deliberative and coordinative but not implementing body.
Relative to the PARCCOM chairmanship, three nominees were already identified by DAR Surigao del Norte that will be endorsed to the DAR Caraga regional office. The regional office will subsequently endorse it to the DAR central office and it will be the one to appoint the PARCCOM Chairman. (Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)