DAR gives thumbs up on ‘free land distribution’ deal in peace talks

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inquirerdotnet 2016The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) welcomed initial agreements to make free land distribution the “basic principle” of agrarian reform in the Philippines during the fourth round of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on April 6 in the Netherlands.

DAR orders coverage of reservation area

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TheStandardAFTER 27 years, the Department of Agrarian Reform ordered on Friday the coverage of 3,873 hectares of a reservation area inside the University of Southern Mindanao and Cotabao Foundation College of Science and Technology under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

DAR, LBP to go automated land amortization collection

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piaQUEZON CITY, March 24 -- Good news for agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs). They will be spared from the tedious process of accomplishing payment slips for annual land amortization as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has gone high-tech, availing itself of the SIM-based wireless point of sale-type mobile automated collection system.

DAR validates Hacienda Luisita farmers to stop lease-back

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inquirerMANILA — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has started a massive validation program of agrarian reform beneficiaries in the sugar plantation Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, in a bid to stamp out the exploitative “aryendo” or “lease-back” scheme in which the farmers end up renting out the government-distributed lands back to the former landowners.

DAR reviews land reform beneficiaries

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mlastandardTHE Department of Agrarian Reform is now in the process of validating 6,212 farmer-beneficiaries of the Hacienda Luisita Inc. in Tarlac to determine their current status under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

727 hectares of Luisita under CARP

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philstar new logoMANILA, Philippines - Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano yesterday ordered 727 hectares of Hacienda Luisita, the sugar plantation in Tarlac owned for a long time by the family of former president Benigno Aquino III, to be “immediately” placed under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

DAR condemns killing of farmer in N. Cotabato

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manila bulletin blue logoAnother farmer-activist has been shot dead in the contested 4,124-hectare reservation area of the University of the Southern Mindanao (USM) in Arakan, North Cotabato, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said yesterday.