New Agrarian Reform Communities Launched

manila-bulletin-logo2Tagbina, Surigao del Sur – Aiming to improve the living condition of far-flung village community folks, especially agrarian reform beneficiaries, the regional office 13 of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched on Tuesday new agrarian reform communities in Caraga region town.

This very lucky far-flung village folks of the four barangays of Tagbina town; Barangays Hinagdanan, Maglatab, Sta. Cruz and San Vicente (HIMASS) will benefit various development projects amounting to R220 million. The launching of these various development projects are not only intended to make the local officials happy but most importantly the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) beneficiaries. The launching of the HIMASS ARC marks 5th in Tagbina town, which now covers all barangays in this region’s far-flung town, and the 42nd in Surigao del Sur. Region 13 DAR Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay said that this launching is the start of various projects for the barangays leading to a holistic development of the community. “We will continue to tap partner agencies, local and foreign donors to help us address the development needs of this ARC in the Caraga region,” stressed Director Mambuay, in his message during the launching, where big number of ARC beneficiaries were present, along with the provincial and municipal officials. During the launching, a development plan amounting to more than R220 million was presented to the four barangay chairmen here. Jubilant mood and happy faces of the farmers of HIMASS were observed during the launching. “Nalipay gayud kami sa tabang sa DAR kanamo” (We’re very much happy of the help of DAR to us), said a 57-year-old father. Officials of the Surigao del Sur 2nd District under Rep. Florencio Garay appeased the farmers on the ongoing discussion of the development assistance fund of the legislators. They said, “The implementing agencies like DAR, will take care of farmers, and this launching is a good start”. Tagbina Mayor Generoso Naraiso thanked DAR for this effort. “This project is a very big help for the living conditions of our farmers here,” the mayor added. (by Mike Crismundo)