DAR vows end to Hacienda farmers’ disputes

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TheStandardTHE Department of Agrarian Reform vowed Wednesday to end the disputes within the ranks of the farmers at the Hacienda Luisita Inc. in Tarlac, and install at least 42 certificates of land ownership to  award holders from Barangay Lourdes in a 28-hectare farm lot in Barangay Austria not later than  April 23.

P120B for agri sector under Duterte admin—DAR

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inquirerFarmers will be prioritized in the national budget throughout the Duterte administration, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano assured on Thursday.

“[Around] P120 billion has been allotted to the agriculture sector for [the next] five years to push for rural development,” the DAR quoted Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno as saying, during the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) forum held for agrarian reform beneficiaries in Davao City last Wednesday.

DAR welcomes CA denial of Lapanday’s TRO

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davaotodayDAVAO CITY, Philippines—The Department of Agrarian Reform welcomed the resolution by the E​ight D​ivision of the C​ourt of A​ppeals last Jan. 6, denying the Lapanday Food Corporation of its application for a temporary restraining order in the recent conflict with a banana growers  cooperative in Tagum City.

DAR field offices vow to hit targets

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sunstarlogoAGRARIAN Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and the DAR undersecretaries recently signed the 2017 performance contract of the department’s regional and provincial offices.

Mariano said the contracts contained each office’s strategic plans, directions and targets from 2017 up to 2022.

DAR says Congress must enact a genuine agrarian reform law

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piaQUEZON CITY, Jan. 20 – Following the House Committee on Agrarian Reform hearing on the proposed completion of the land acquisition and distribution (LAD) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has urged Congress to enact a genuine agrarian reform law.

DAR rejects ‘inadequate’ bill

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TheStandardTHE Department of Agrarian Reform opposed on Wednesday a proposal in the House of Representatives purportedly aimed at extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program’s land acquisition and distribution component, but actually watering down genuine land reform.

DAR field offices commit to accomplish targets

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piaCEBU CITY, Jan. 13 — Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and the Undersecretaries of the DAR signed yesterday, the 2017 performance contract of the department’s regional and provincial offices.