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.  

DAR unifies for a common strategic direction

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piaCEBU CITY, Jan. 10 — The top officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is currently conducting a conference for its third level officials to craft the department’s strategic plans and directions for 2017 to 2022.

Farmers get back land from banana firm

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piaTagum City - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Monday reinstated the ownership of the 145-hectare land to the 159 farmers under the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association  Inc. (Marbai) in Barangay Madaum here. 

The farmers were locked in a dispute with banana firm Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC).

Dozens of soldiers and police were deployed as DAR officials and the regional sheriff implemented the cease-and-desist order (CDO) against LFC on Monday morning.

“The CDO directs Lapanday to desist from interfering with your operations inside your claimed area,” Adelaido Caminade, DAR Southern Mindanao sheriff, told the crowd of over 1,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries and their supporters, who responded by clapping.

DAR avers farmers get to own disputed land

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davaotodayTAGUM CITY, Philippines – The 159 farmers occupying a land area used by banana exporter Lapanday Foods Corporation are its rightful owners.

This, after the Department of Agrarian Reform asserted that the two parties in the land dispute must respect the cease and desist order (CDO) issued by Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano.

The CDO which was released last Dec. 14, prohibited Lapanday “from forcibly evicting the members of petitioner Marbai from the subject landholding and from disturbing their peaceful possession and occupation of the subject property.”

PARCCOM chairs meet for nat’l confab to orient on current thrust, policy directions

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piaGENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov.30 — As the lead implementing agency of the agrarian reform program in the country, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is now conducting the National Conference of Presidential Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee (PARCCOM) Chairpersons to orient the officials on the current thrust and policy directions of the administration.  

The Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Secretariat annually spearheads the conduct of the National Conference of the PARCCOM Chairpersons to assess the performance of the committee nationwide.