DAR USec graces distribution of 4.8M economic benefits to 114 ARB members in AgSur

piaSAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 7 (PIA) – Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Field Operations, Atty. Marcos D. Risonar Jr. recently graced the distribution of economic benefits to 114 Agrarian Reform Beneficiary (ARB) members of NGEI Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) held at Mabe’s Savory Place here. A total of 4.8M economic benefits earned from the oil company accumulated for seven long years since 2009 was finally released to the farmers of the Ronquillo Group. The distribution was agreed upon by the NGEI ARB MPC and FPPI MPC during the Farmer’s Dialogue on September 16, 2016 where members of Ronquillo Group were advised to affiliate to either of the two coop recognized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

“With the commitment of the new administration as well as the strategies of the Task Force and intervention of the DAR Central Office headed by Usec. Risonar, we are able to fast track the distribution process and give what is due to our farmer beneficiaries,” said Julita A. Ragandang, regional director of DAR Caraga.

Usec. Risonar, during his message, urged the ARBs to make use of the money very well. “You come a long way before this moment came into realization. Given the struggles you faced along the way fighting for your rights as an ARB, finally you will now receive what you have dreamed of for a long time,” he said.

For Rodonia E. Alviso, the ingenuity of the DAR is very remarkable. “Ako nagpasalamat ug dako sa tabang sa atong ahensya sa DAR nga sa kadugayan nahuptan na gayod namo ang dugay ra namong gipaabot (I am very thankful to DAR for their continuous effort in helping us through this endeavor. After a long wait, we finally received what we have longed for a long time),” she gasped in excitement. (Rechel D. Besonia, DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2041475831017/dar-usec-graces-distribution-of-4-8m-economic-benefits-to-114-arb-members-in-agsur