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DAR provides hauling trucks to Caraga farmers

news reg 1 pix 1 january 12 20119BUTUAN CITY--The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) yesterday turned over six hauling trucks to six agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBO) here.

Agrarian Reform Undersecretary for Support Services Emily Padilla said the machinery, provided under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), will address the farmers’ need for cheaper transportation of their produce.

“These hauling trucks will serve as an added service of ARBOs to its members and non-member farmers. The earnings from the low-rate rental of the trucks will be used as business asset of the organization and for the maintenance of the trucks,” Padilla added.

The six hauling trucks totals P21.2 million and were distributed to the following ARBOs: Palmavera Small Coconut Farmer Beneficiaries Coop of Las Nieves, Baleguian Organic Farmers Irrigators Association of Jabonga, Cebolin Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Trento, La Fortuna Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Veruela, Esperanza Farmers Credit Cooperative of Del Carmen, and San Isidro Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Gigaquit.

DAR Regional Director Leomides Villareal said the turn-over activity is a positive start for 2019 for more than 300 farmer-members and non-members of the six ARBOs. 

“This is a proof of the committed and dedicated service of the DAR to our clients and beneficiaries,” Villareal added.

Winefredo Malso, chairman of one of the beneficiary ARBOs, said this project is a welcome opportunity to provide cooperative services to its members.   

“The dump truck we received would greatly benefit our farmer-members because of its lower rental fee compared to other rental trucking services,” Maldo said.news reg 1 pix 2 january 12 2019 

Also present during the turn-over ceremonies were Undersecretary for Operations Karlo Bello, Asst. Regional Director Daylinda Narisma, Asst. Reg. Dir. for Operations Cenon Original and Gigaquit Mayor Elvira Egay.

The ARCCESS project aims to strengthen the ARBOs by making them hubs of support services in the community which are expected to contribute to increasing ARB household incomes and improve resiliency of ARB households.

Photo 1: DAR Officials, led by Undersecretary Emily Padilla, pose for a photo in front of one of the hauling trucks. Also in photo: Regional Director Leomides Villareal, Asst. Reg. Dir. Naylinda Narisma, 

Photo 2: The hauling trucks distributed to the six ARBOs.

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P13.5-million farm machineries: DAR chief showers Caraga beneficiaries with early Christmas gifts

news reg 1 pix 1 october 9 2018BUTUAN City – Christmas came early for 12 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) in Caraga Region after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) gifted them with some P13.5 million worth of farm machineries here over the weekend.

DAR Secretary John Castriciones also distributed individual Certificates of Land Ownership Award, covering a combined area of 2,878.5 hectares, to 2,097 farmer-beneficiaries during the ceremonies inside the jampacked Agusan del Norte Capitol covered court.

Castriciones said the provision of farm machineries aims to encourage farmer-beneficiaries “to work harder, make the farms awarded to them more productive and raise their standards of living.”

“Parang nanalo na rin kami ng jackpot sa lotto (It’s like we’ve won the lotto jackpot),” Juanito S. Denso, chairman of the Ima Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, said after Castriciones led him to the new 35-horsepower tractor that was parked just outside the covered court.

Also gifted with four-wheel drive tractors, each worth P1.1 million, were the Balilaycar Farmers Marketing Association, Gamao Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Bayabas ARB Association, Cantapoy ARB Cooperative, Magaud ARB Cooperative, Jamafo ARB Cooperative and Oil Palm Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative.news reg 1 pix 2 october 9 2018

Castriciones also gave away a combined rice harvester, worth P1.86 million, and a rice transplanter, P247.520, to the Southern Agusan Seed Producers Cooperative (Sasepco) and to the Alipao Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Meanwhile Rural Improvement Producers Cooperative and San Isidro Multi-Purpose Cooperative were each given a rice transplanter.

“Maituturing na maagang pamaskong handog para sa amin ang mga makinaryang pansakahan na ito (These farm equipment are early Christmas gifts for us),” Sasepco chairman Edwin Tabano said.

While the lucky ARBOs were joyful about the good fortune that befell them, Roberto Simbajon, 80, felt he was on cloud nine as his family receive three land titles, one for him, another for his wife, Ada, 76, and still another for his son, Nathan, 46.

“Thank you very much, Secretary. We will forever be grateful to you for making our dreams come true,” Ka Obet, as Mr. Simbajon is fondly called, said.

The Simbajons were among the 2,097 farmer-beneficiaries who were each awarded with their respective individual land titles.

news reg 1 pix 3 october 9 2018Photo 1: DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones poses with DAR-Caraga personnel after they checked the farm tractor of Gamao Multi-Purpose Cooperative, which is one among the recipients of P13.5-M farm-machineries turned-over by the DAR to Caraga Agrarian Reform Benefeciaries.

Photo 2: Mang Danilo Soriente from Agusan Del Sur displays his Certificate of Land Ownerhips Award covering three-hectares of farmlots.

Photo 3: DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones delivers his messages to 2,097 farmer-beneficiaries of Caraga region.

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