TANDAG CITY, Feb 26, 2014 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Surigao del Sur legal officers and development facilitators are conducting an orientation on agrarian matters to several Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) advocates in the municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur.
The activity, which started on Feb. 25 until March 1, aims to disseminate the important provisions of the Memorandum Circular No. 5 series of 2010 on the guidelines on the formation, operationalization and strengthening of the Barangay Agrarian Reform Council (BARC); features of the Republic Act (R.A.) 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law as amended by R.A. 9700; rules on R.A. 3844 also known as Agricultural Land Reform Code as amended by R.A. 6389 and dispute on Agrarian Conflict and Conflict Management.
The orientation is beneficial especially to those who are members of the Barangay Agrarian Reform Council who will do the screening of qualified agrarian beneficiaries and will serve as paralegals in resolving tenancy issues.
The activity is also a good avenue for the implementers to be refreshed on the existing laws of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, it was learned.
Participants in the orientation are agrarian reform beneficiaries and officials from barangays Sayon, Batunan, Magsaysay, and Poblacion of the said municipality. (NGBT/Myra Yu-DAR/PIA-Surigao del Sur)